A woman was injured in a fall while on the cruise chip Grandeur of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean International vessel. The accident happened while the cruise ship was off the coast of Maryland.
We first came across this report at the website WBALtv.com in Baltimore, Maryland. The full story is below – not many details at this point.
More details are available per the United States Coast Guard. You can read a link here.
The Coast Guard said its crews responded to help a woman who was injured in a fall on a cruise ship near Smith Point in Maryland.
It’s unfortunate, but slip and fall accidents are the most common type of accident aboard cruise ships. And with nearly 15 million Americans traveling on cruise ships each year, the chance of injury is much higher than most passengers would imagine.
Why do injuries happen?
Unsteady footing due to the motion of the boat along with slippery decks and crowded common areas and passageways create opportunities for accidents to happen.
Sometimes accidents are sheer accidents (where no one is responsible) and sometimes injuries are caused because of the negligence of the cruise line or its crew members.
Let’s face it, if you are (or were) a crew member on a cruise ship and were hurt while working on the cruise ship, you will likely need the help of a cruise ship injury law firm.
It is important to realize that as a crew member on Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Princess or other cruise lines, you do have legal rights AND can file an injury claim against your employer.
We speak to crew members to have been injured working in cruise ship restaurants, as cabin attendants, cleaning staff and various other jobs. Common injuries to crew members are back problems – herniated disks, slipped disks and more. Knee, hand and shoulder injuries are quite common as well.
It’s been an interesting last few months. With the peak cruising time of the year in full swing through the summer, calls and emails to our office have been steady.
Passengers who were involved in accidents aboard cruise ships, and were injured as a result, have been reaching out to find out more about their rights.
They want to know what recourse they have. They want to know if injury claims can be filed, and if so, how do they go about doing that. They want to know if they can be compensated for injuries to help with their doctor bills, hospital and surgery bills, and even, missed time at work.
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.