Cruise Ship Accidents
Accident Resource Center of Michigan
If you, a friend or loved one have sustained a serious injury while aboard a cruise ship, no doubt your vacation was ruined. Injuries and even wrongful death can be a result of a number of hazards aboard cruise ships including infectious disease and gastrointestinal disorders, swimming pool accidents and drowning’s, slip and fall injuries, and respiratory illnesses or burns sustained in on-board fires. Unsuspecting passengers can be victims of assault or rape perpetrated by a cruise ship staff member or by another passenger.
If you were injured by sea, in international waters, generally admiralty or maritime rules and law will apply to cruise ship injury claims. However, other laws may apply if you were injured in U.S. Coastal waters. In some cases, the time to file a claim for compensation for your injuries may be limited to one year, despite the fact that you are receiving on-going medical treatment. It is important that you talk with an experienced cruise ship accident and injury lawyer. Do Not Delay! The attorneys at The Law Offices of Henry M. Hanflik have the skill and expertise to handle your case. Please fill out the online form or call 1 (888) 905-4632.
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What You Should Know About Cruise Ship Accidents and the Law
Q: I am planning to go on a cruise soon. What should I do if I am injured while on my cruise?
A: There are a number of steps to take.
- Submit a written report of the incident to the ship’s security department as soon as possible. Keep a copy of your written incident report for your records.
- Take photographs of the accident or incident scene.
- Obtain the names, addresses, phone and email information of any witnesses to the accident.
- Seek medical treatment from the ship’s medical staff and, if necessary, go to a shore side physician at the next port.
Q: How do I select the right law firm to represent me?
A: Make no mistake about it: not all attorneys are equally qualified to handle your cruise ship accident claim. Choose an attorney with a solid reputation in your community. Base your selection on the recommendations of other knowledgeable consumers, attorneys and judges. Look for an attorney with many years of experience in handling injury and death claims. The Law Offices of Henry M. Hanflik have the resources, experience and commitment to win awards from well-financed corporations and insurance companies. We will obtain the maximum degree of justice for our clients.