What happens when an accident occurs on a cruise ship? There is a law firm that knows the ins and outs maritime law, with over 40 years experience in representing passengers injured on cruise ships. The Firm also works on cases where passengers are injured in excursions off the cruise ship. These happen very often on the islands that the cruise ship docks at. David W. Singer and Associates have experience with maritime law and can offer our knowledge on a few things you should be mindful of when it comes to cruise ship accidents. Kind of Cruise Ship Accidents There are a number of different kinds of accidents and incidents to be aware of. Deaths We don’t expect it, but sometimes death can happen even when on vacation. These can be from medical conditions, suicides, homicides, or by falling overboard. Disasters While rare, large-scale disasters can occur, such as ship collisions, capsizing, or even pirate attacks. Severe food poisoning Injuries Assaults or rapes Slip and fall accidents leading to broken bones or surgery Crimes Robbery, smuggling, bomb threats, or even indecent exposure can be treated as crime-related accidents. Mechanical Complications If something goes wrong on the ship, accidents like a fire or loss of power often results in claims Harsh Weather Causing rough seas. Hurricanes, fog, squalls can all result in accidents aboard ship. Medical malpractice by the inadequate medical care provided aboard board ship What to do if You Experience an Accident Many victims of cruise ship accidents can fall into common mistakes that leave you with less than what you deserve when it comes to compensation. There...
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