As a passenger onboard a cruise ship, the last thing you expect is to suffer a traumatic injury. Unfortunately, accidents onboard cruise ships are quite common, and each year numerous passengers get injured in situations where the cruise ship owner and operator are to blame.
At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we have extensive experience representing individuals who have been injured onboard cruise ships and during shore excursions. As a maritime injury law firm, we have the knowledge and resources needed to quickly investigate these cases and collect the evidence required to win just compensation for our clients. We understand the severe and long-term impacts that traumatic injuries can have on a person’s life, and this is one of the many reasons why you can rest assured knowing that we will fight tirelessly to win the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured on a cruise ship, you do not need to know what happened in order to seek legal representation. Right now, the key is simply to engage a lawyer who can conduct an investigation and advise you of your legal rights. Cruise ship operators can be held responsible for passengers’ injuries resulting from a wide range of causes, and you do not want to make any decisions about pursuing a claim until you speak with an experienced Houston cruise ship attorney.
The following is just a small sampling of the types of accidents that can entitle cruise ship passengers to seek financial compensation:
When you suffer an injury at sea, what do you need to do in order to protect your rights? Here are five tips from the Houston cruise ship lawyers at Morrow & Sheppard LLP:
You should report the accident to a crew member as soon as possible. This will create a record of the time and location where you were injured. If you are physically able to do so, try to take photos, collect witnesses’ contact information, and write down everything you remember as well.
Since you are at sea, you will most likely need to see the ship’s doctor. Be sure to explain exactly what happened and describe your symptoms with as much detail as possible.
While it will be tempting to salvage your vacation, it is important that you rest until you get home. You do not want to do anything (which might be recorded by surveillance cameras) that could worsen your injuries.
When you get home, see your own doctor for a second opinion. If you do not have a primary care physician, we can provide you with a referral.
Finally, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible. At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we can walk you through all of the steps you need to protect your rights while we quickly begin building your claim for compensation.
If you were injured on a cruise ship, let the experienced maritime attorneys at Morrow & Sheppard LLP help you stand up for your legal rights. To get started with a free, no-obligation consultation, call (800) 489-2216 or contact us online now.
Don’t let your rights be jeopardized.