Do You Believe You Deserve Compensation From A Cruise Line?
Injuries can happen anywhere, there are times when people sustain an injury at home and also those that happen while on vacation. Sometimes individuals need medical care after an event on a cruise. After an accident injury, compensation may be possible as it is the responsibility of the cruise line to provide a safe environment throughout the entire journey, from disembarkment to landing at a final port.
To assess whether you are eligible for compensation after a cruise accident, connect with a Delray Beach personal injury attorney. A lawyer can look over all the paperwork connected to your case. Many vacationers do not realize that when they buy a cruise ticket and board the ship, they are agreeing to a contract with the cruise line. There is likely a liability waiver in need of review.
Who Is to Blame for the Cruise Accident?
While a liability waiver could protect a cruise company from some accident expenses, it doesn’t shield them from every personal injury claim. But it is likely the cruise line’s legal team will push back on their need to payout on a claim, particularly if they believe you are to blame for the accident injury.
For example, if you were not following instructions, were in an area that signage told vacations to avoid, or were under the influence, a claims adjuster could say your cruise injury is your fault and not the responsibility of the cruise line.
But, if you fell because a handrail that should have been secured was loose, safety features were malfunctioning, or signage was not in place to inform vacationers of a danger, you could have a strong case for a premise liability case. In these situations, it is often in the cruise line’s best interest to settle with you rather than have you take the case to court.
What Information Do I Need?
With any personal injury claim, more documentation is better than less, and this is true for cruise ship accident injuries as well. Some of the items that can be helpful include the following:
- Names of individuals who witnessed the incident, including cruise staff members and other vacationers.
- Images of your injuries and the accident scene.
- Medical records connected to your injury.
- Your original cruise ticket and agreement attached to the travel documents.
Cruise lines, such as Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Celebrity, have legal teams that handle personal injury compensation requests. You need a legal professional fighting for your rights. Talk to a Delray Beach personal injury attorney about your options.
Have you contacted a cruise line and have been told you will not be compensated? You may be able to access the funds you believe you deserve with help from the knowledgeable attorneys at Earnhart Law in Delray Beach. Share your story with our seasoned attorneys to learn about paths forward. Because we have been handling personal injury cases for over 30 years, our professionals have the tools to secure financial recovery for you and your family. To get started, call 561-265-2220 or contact us online.