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Cruise Ship Passenger Injury Lawyer

Cruise Ship Passenger Accident Attorney

There is interplay between the materials that are acceptable to use on a ship as opposed to what would really be safe in the conditions passengers will encounter on board a ship. It isn't always the same thing. For example, teak wood can become slippery when wet. It is acceptable to use the material on floors because it weathers well in the elements. Unfortunately, it gets slick sometimes for various reasons and passengers can get hurt. If this happens to you, contact a cruise ship passenger injury attorney.

At Hoffman Law Firm, we understand the difficulties passengers face. The ship is a moving platform in the ocean and most people aren't used to that sort of motion. It can be disorienting and confusing. A ship moves in four different directions on the water, up, down and side to side. Add to that the fact that the cruise lines are sometimes more concerned with beauty over safety, and people can get seriously injured as a result.

This is just one aspect of the dangers awaiting passengers on today's modern cruise ships.

Aesthetics Versus Safety

It's no secret that the building and safety codes that govern accommodations on land, such as in a hotel, restaurant or shopping mall do not apply to ships. There are different factors to consider and different regulations to adhere to that only apply to ships and boats. Unfortunately, when met with the decision to choose beauty or safety, cruise lines will sometimes opt for creating an environment that looks good as opposed to being really safe. For example, a granite floor in a ballroom — people will be unaccustomed to the motion of a ship and spill liquid on the floor. Granite looks wonderful, but gets very slippery when wet. Cruise lines aim for the most beautiful ship in order to attract customers, not necessarily the safest one.

Hold the Cruise Line Accountable for Their Actions · Contact Hoffman Law Firm

Many people on a cruise ship can be almost confused by the beauty, and forget they are at sea. It feels more like you are in a luxurious hotel. The motion of the ship, however, is unrelenting and can cause problems. There are a wide variety of accidents waiting to happen on a cruise liner, including:

  • Falling in the shower
  • Tripping over prominent bull nose edgings on stairs
  • Tripping on the wide final landing of a large staircase
  • Slipping on wet deck surfaces
  • Alcohol related injuries
  • Upper berth injuries
  • Passenger assaults on other passengers
  • Lighting related injuries

Do not hesitate to contact a lawyer at our firm if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident on a cruise liner. We have experience helping clients in the same situation as you.

Hoffman Law Firm — Helping Clients Nationwide

If you have questions regarding passenger injuries on board, contact the Hoffman Law Firm at 954-707-5040 or complete the contact form on this website. We offer a free consultation, and services in English or Spanish.