How to Find a Cruise Ship Lawyer After Suffering a Back Injury on a Carnival Cruise Ship

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.  cruise lawyer for back injury

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.

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Hurt on a Carnival Cruise Ship? There is Legal Help Available To You!

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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).

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Ankle and Knee Injuries, More Common Than Most Cruise Ship Passengers Realize

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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.

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Passenger with Apparent Knee Injury Forces Carnival Cruise Ship Outside of Charleston, South Carolina to Turn Around

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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.

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Female Passenger on Princess Cruise Ship Drowns

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.”

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US Coast Guard Transports Sick Passenger From Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Ship Off Key West

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On Friday August 8, the U.S. Coast Guard was able to rescue and transport a sick passenger from a Carnival Cruise Ship.

Per a local Miami News Report, Coast Guard officials learned 51 year-old man cruising on Carnival Ecstasy began suffering chest pains. This happened roughly 250 nautical miles east off of the Florida Keys.

Fortunately, the Coast Guard was able to intervene and take the passenger to safety, transporting him to a local hospital.

Incidents like this (transporting sick or medically impaired passengers off or cruise ships) are relatively common. With millions of passengers enjoying cruise vacations each year, accidents and medical emergencies are bound to happen.

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Sick Passenger Airlifted from Carnival Fascination by US Coast Guard

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Yesterday, August 10, the U.S. Coast Guard was able to rescue and transport a sick passenger from a Carnival Cruise Ship.

Per a local Miami News Report, Coast Guard officials learned Sunday morning that a 26-year-old man cruising on Carnival Fascination began suffering symptoms of appendicitis. This happened roughly 32 nautical miles east of Lake Worth, Florida.

Fortunately, the Coast Guard was able to intervene and take the passenger to safety.

Incidents like this (transporting sick or medically impaired passengers off or cruise ships) are relatively common. With millions of passengers enjoying cruise vacations each year, accidents and medical emergencies are bound to happen.

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7 Reasons Why Hurt Passengers Mistakenly Don’t Call a Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer

It’s unfortunate, but many passengers often hesitate to call a lawyer after a cruise ship accident, even when their injury is painful and occurred through not fault of their own (and when they’re facing mounting bills and ongoing medical care).

Why Would They Not Reach Out?

There are a few reasons why passengers don’t call a lawyer (at least not initially):

  • They are more focused on getting medical treatment (as well they should) and just haven’t gotten around to calling
  • Life is busy – between family, work and medical treatment, seeking help from a lawyer might be far down on the list of “to-do’s”
  • They may try to work with the cruise line directly before they realize how difficult that is
  • They may not know that a lawyer could help
  • They’re confused about the legal process – what they should do, etc.
  • They don’t know how to go about contacting the right lawyer for their case
  • They didn’t even know they might have a reason for an injury claim!

There are many other reasons of course.

cruise ship lawyerHowever, if you were injured on a cruise ship and are dealing with a severe injury, you should consider contacting an attorney – especially if you believe that the accident was not your fault and someone else was responsible.

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How Do We Help Cruise Ship Passengers Who Were Hurt in an Accident?

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Working with a cruise line to file an injury claim can be a complicated and frustrating process, especially when you try to do it alone.

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.

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Why You Should Call a Cruise Accident Lawyer After Suffering a Back Injury on a Cruise Ship

Just imagine – you’re on a cruise vacation, sitting on deck with your spouse. You get up to grab a drink, but then trip and fall due to a freshly mopped deck that a crew member forgot to cordon off. cruise lawyer for back injury

You wrench your back and end up in the ship’s medical office where x-rays show you have done some real damage!

Your relaxing vacation is over and now you’re dealing with the pain of a slow healing back injury and the uncertainty of what to do next.

Was it just an accident? Or was the cruise ship at fault?

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