There are many different ways in which a passenger can get hurt on a cruise ship. Contagious diseases and food poisoning are common types of injuries due to the proximity of the passengers and the shared meals. Accidents also occur due to rough weather conditions or wet surfaces. These types of accidents can include everything from slip and fall accidents to drowning. Finally, passengers should be aware that certain crimes such as sexual assaults may be more difficult to investigate and therefore prosecute when they occur on a cruise ship. Passengers may have legal claims against the cruise ship if the cruise ship owners, operators or staff members were negligent in their responsibilities.
This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified maritime lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact a local maritime attorney to discuss your specific legal situation.