Cruise ship lines are responsible for addressing hazards that can cause a slip and fall injury or accident. If you experienced such an accident on a Florida cruise ship, our personal injury lawyers can seek damages to help you cover your accident-related losses.
At Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, our Florida cruise ship slip and fall lawyers can investigate your accident and gather evidence of negligence by the cruise ship administration or a third party.
Premises Liability Laws Apply to Florida Cruise Ships
Like any other property owner in Florida, cruise ship lines are subject to the state’s premises liability laws. For example, Florida Statutes § 768.0755 allows slip and fall accident victims to recover compensation if a property owner had actual or constructive knowledge of a dangerous condition that led to an accident on their premises.
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Various Hazards on Florida Cruise Ships Can Cause Accidents
Unaddressed hazards can increase the risk of a cruise ship passenger injury, such as:
- A slippery deck or wet floors or another surface
- Defective elevators, escalators, and handrails
- Unsupervised recreational activities
- Hazardous conditions that result in passengers falling overboard
- A lack of warning signs around swimming pools, hot tubs, and other amenities
- Poorly maintained facilities
Our Florida slip and fall injury lawyers can investigate to determine what caused or contributed to your injuries. We could consult expert witnesses who can testify to support your case.
Potentially Liable Parties
You may believe the cruise company or a cruise line is always responsible for the negligence leading to slip and fall accidents, but other parties may also contribute to hazards. For example, the following parties may share liability for injuries on a cruise ship:
- The ship’s crew and staff members
- Other passengers
- Third-party vendors, such as food and entertainment services
When our Florida cruise ship slip and fall accident team takes on your case, we can work to demonstrate the four elements of negligence. Specifically, we will seek evidence that shows that:
- Someone owed you a legal duty of care to keep you reasonably safe.
- Another party breached that duty. For example, the cruise ship line may have failed to properly maintain the ship, causing uneven floors and decks.
- Negligence directly caused or contributed to your slip and fall accident.
- You suffered injuries and compensatory financial losses due to the fall.
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Slip and Fall Injuries Aboard Florida Cruise Ships Can Be Severe and Costly
Some people get right back up after a cruise injury, but these accidents can be dangerous, even life-threatening, for others. If a slip and fall victim is older, injuries can be particularly severe and result in long-term disability.
You may require more than surgery to address a slip and fall injury. You could be looking at years of physical therapy and medication, for example. That can get quite expensive, which is why our Florida cruise ship slip and fall attorneys consider your future losses when seeking financial recovery.
We can seek monetary compensation for:
- Current and future medical care expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income, including missed bonuses and paid time off
- Reduced earning capacity
- In-home aid, home modifications, and medical devices
Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost a loved one in a fatal cruise ship accident, our Florida wrongful death injury attorneys could help you recover damages, such as your family member’s injury-related medical bills, lost household income, and their funeral and burial expenses.
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Filing an Insurance Claim or Personal Injury Lawsuit After a Fall on a Cruise Ship
You have options for seeking damages after a fall on a cruise ship. Cruise ship lines and vendors carry insurance coverage, so you can file a claim. Our Florida injury lawyers may even recommend filing a personal injury lawsuit. It all depends on the specifics of your case.
If we decide to file an insurance claim, we will negotiate for a fair settlement with insurers and protect you against bad-faith tactics. Even if we move to file a civil action, we may be able to settle your case before it ever reaches trial. Regardless, our Florida cruise ship slip and fall team is ready to represent you in trial and seek a court-awarded offer.
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers proudly provides client-focused legal care. Our cruise ship injury lawyers tailor our approach to suit each client’s case. Injured passengers need information to make the best decisions after a fall. We will answer your questions and address your concerns throughout the process.
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Make Sure You See a Doctor After Slipping and Falling on a Florida Cruise Ship
Hopefully, the cruise ship doctors aboard the cruise ship can offer emergency treatment for your injuries. Afterward, you should still see a doctor for continued medical attention and treatment. You may require additional surgeries or specialists, for example.
Following through with your treatment plan for the cruise ship injuries you suffered is important. You will want to reach your maximum medical improvement (MMI) and protect your compensation claim. These things depend on following through with your doctor’s orders.
We Can Work on Your Florida Cruise Ship Case at No Upfront Cost
You don’t have to worry about upfront fees or hourly retainers when you hire our lawyers. We take personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means we receive a percentage of your potential financial compensation when we resolve your case.
You can rest assured that our legal team will fight hard to win fair compensation for the slip and fall injury you suffered while aboard a Florida cruise ship. You can also take action without risking further financial loss.
Call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Today to Start Your Florida Cruise Ship Slip and Fall Case
You deserve legal representation to help you recover from your slip and fall injuries in peace without dealing with an insurance claim or lawsuit. Our Florida cruise ship slip and fall injury lawyers can work to obtain the awards you need to help get you back to health. We offer free, no-obligation consultations so you can learn more about our law firm and your legal options.
Call us today. Remember, the state’s statute of limitations deadline, found in Florida Statutes § 95.11, generally gives you two years to sue for damages in cruise ship injury cases. We can begin working on your case immediately.
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