Cruise Ship Accident Lawyers at Waks and Barnett, P.A. in Miami.
Here is a tip from cruise ship injury lawyers. If you were hurt on a cruise vacation, don’t go it alone when trying to file a claim.
Just like there are a lawyers who only work on helping people with speeding tickets, a cruise ship injury lawyer only helps people who were injured on cruises.
That’s what we do at Waks and Barnett, P.A. In fact, we’re know as The Cruise Lawyers because that’s what our firm focuses on. And, importantly, we’ve been representing passengers against the cruise lines for more than 25 years.
According to news reports in San Diego, a man was airlifted from the Carnival Cruise Ship Inspiration to a hospital in San Diego.
34-year-old man suffering from appendicitis symptoms aboard a cruise ship was evacuated to a San Diego hospital Sunday for emergency medical treatment.
Crew members aboard the cruise ship Carnival Inspiration contacted the U.S. Coast Guard at 7:15 a.m. Sunday from about 35 miles southwest of San Diego to request a medical-evacuation for the sick man, according to a USCG statement.
Let’s face it, if you were hurt in a cruise ship accident, you will likely need the help of a cruise ship injury law firm.
You can try to go it alone. Many of our clients tried that approach first.
What they soon realized was that dealing with the cruise lines directly left them frustrated and unable to get the real compensation they deserved for their injury.
Quite often, an accident occurred because of the negligent action of the cruise line or its employees. The injury the passenger sustained was not the passenger’s fault, yet they were the ones to suffer…and then were left to deal with the cost and pain associated with their injury.
Here is a tip from cruise ship injury lawyers. Don’t go it alone.
Trying to successfully file an injury claim for an accident that happened on a cruise ship can be incredibly difficult and frustrating for you. The cruise lines, working within their company policies, will often work to minimize your ability to effectively communicate with them.
Again, don’t go it alone. A lawyer who is experienced working against the cruise lines (and for passengers) can make all the difference.
And yes, if you’re not getting the answers you need, it’s probably time to pick up the phone and contact a lawyer.
Unless you’ve experienced it, attempting to communicate with a cruise line to file an injury claim against them can be a cloudy, complicated and frustrating process…especially when you try to do it alone!
We know firsthand what it’s like because quite often, passengers who have been injured and have tried to deal with the cruise lines directly, will call our Miami law firm.
We hear their stories. The cruise lines make it difficult to get the answers your need.
Why is That?
Lawyers and other representatives who work for the cruise lines are continually dealing with claims from injured passengers. It’s important to note that the cruise lines will work very hard to delay, avoid or minimize potential claims so they don’t have to pay out money and admit fault. Very simply, it doesn’t look good and it could affect their future business.
Just imagine – you’re on a Carnival Cruise vacation, sitting on deck with your wife. You head back to your cabin to grab the novel you’ve been reading, but as you navigate the stairs back to your room, you stumble and trip because of ripped carpeting or a handrail that was broken.
You wrench your back and end up in the ship’s medical office where and examination and X-rays show you have done some real damage!
You’re laid up for the remainder of the cruise. Your relaxing vacation is over and now you’re dealing with a painful, slow healing back injury and the uncertainty of what to do next.
Hurt on a Carnival Cruise Ship?
It’s unfortunate, but accidents and injuries are common on Carnival Cruise Ships. In fact, our office receives calls on a weekly basis from passengers who have been seriously hurt on their cruise vacation and need to speak with someone about their legal options.
They simply just don’t know what to do. Some have tried to deal with Carnival directly and have not gotten the results they required. Some passengers know they the services of a lawyer, but just don’t know who to contact (your local lawyer won’t have the experience needed to represent you against the cruise lines because of the intricate rules and regulation required).
Take note, ankle and knee injuries are more common than most cruise ship passengers realize. Serious and painful tweaks, sprains and broken bone fractures can quickly end the excitement of a cruise vacation.
As a group of lawyers who help with cruise ship injuries and accidents all of the time, these type of injuries are probably the most common. It’s why passengers reach out to us for help with injury claims.
And yes, they can happen on any cruise ship (from Carnival to Royal Caribbean to Princess) at any time.
According to an early report this morning from WCIV in Charleston, South Carolina a passenger with an apparent knee injury was picked up by local EMS. The Carnival Cruise Ship was outside of Charleston, South Carolina when it turned around.
At this time, it’s not been reported which Carnival ship was in Charleston.
Per the report, “Charleston Fire and County EMS crews were dispatched Wednesday night to the cruise terminal in downtown Charleston to pick up an injured passenger.
Officials at Charleston Fire said they were assisting EMS with a sick passenger.
While there has not been much news coverage of the accident, apparently a female passenger aboard the Sapphire Princess cruise ship was found dead in the vessel’s swimming pool.
The incident occurred after the cruise ship had left port in Shanghai, China on August 11.
Princess Cruises has released the following statement:
“We are saddened to confirm that a female adult guest aboard Sapphire Princess has died from an apparent drowning in one of the ship’s swimming pools. Our thoughts and prayers are with our guest’s family and we are providing support and assistance to them during this difficult time. The incident is under investigation.”