Scottsdale Cruise Ship Accident Attorney
Cruise Ship Accident Attorney in Scottsdale, Arizona
Cruise ships have become very popular with individuals, couples, and families as an affordable vacation. All-inclusive trips can make planning a vacation simple and cost-effective. However, an accident or injury on a cruise ship can quickly turn a vacation into a nightmare. Cruise ship passengers can suffer severe and life-threatening injuries while aboard the ship. Our Scottsdale cruise ship accident attorney assists victims and their families in determining who is liable for the injuries and filing claims against the responsible party to recover compensation for damages and injuries.
Who is Responsible for a Cruise Ship Accident?
In many cases, the owner of the cruise ship may be liable for any damages sustained because of an accident or injury while aboard the ship. The owner of the cruise ship has a responsibility to ensure that the premises are safe for passengers. If a dangerous condition arises, the owner should immediately correct the problem or warn passengers of the potential for injury.
However, in some cases, other parties may also be liable for injuries sustained on a cruise ship. The party that operates the cruise ship, or chartered the cruise ship, may also be liable. Third parties who cause an accident or injury may be named as a liable party as well. An experienced cruise ship accident attorney investigates the cause of the passenger’s injury to determine the party that is liable for the passenger’s damages.
Causes and Types of Injuries Sustained on Cruise Ships
Common causes of injuries and accidents on cruise ships include:
- Food poisoning
- Slips and falls
- Physical and sexual assault
- Water slide and pool accidents
- Escalator and elevator accidents
- Injuries sustained during recreational activities
- Negligence and errors by crew members
- Insufficient maintenance and cleaning
- Unsecured objects
- Defective parts
The injuries that a passenger may sustain range from broken bones and head injuries to back and spinal cord injuries. In some cases, a passenger may suffer damage to internal organs or even a fatal injury.
Contact a Scottsdale Cruise Ship Accident Attorney for Assistance
Call 480-802-8232 to request a free consultation with a cruise ship accident lawyer near you.