San Diego Cruise Ship Lawyers
Every year, millions of individuals travel on cruise ships bound toward exotic locations, and many of these depart from the California coastline. The majority of these passengers head out to sea without the slightest thought of an accident and possible injury. Unfortunately, cruise ship accidents happen, and in many cases, they could have been prevented if the captain, engineers, or crew members had acted in accordance with their professional responsibilities. The injuries resulting from these accidents can have potentially life-altering consequences that one should not have to bear alone.
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury aboard a cruise ship due to the negligence of cruise line personnel, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation. For more information about your legal rights and options in this situation, contact the San Diego cruise ship attorneys of Ritter & Associates at (619) 296-0123 today.
Common Cruise Ship Dangers
The details of your case will depend on the nature of your injury and the circumstances which led to its occurrence. If the injury happened within three miles of the California coast line, California state law applies to the case. On the other hand, if the injury occurred farther than three miles from the coast, the case will fall under maritime law. The following are representative injuries or causes of harm that one might sustain while on a cruise:
- Assault and battery
- Slip and fall accidents
- Food poisoning
- Swimming pool injuries
- Head injuries
- Sexual assault from other passengers
- Falling off the ship
Any of the above might require extensive and costly treatment and may interfere with your life when you return to land. Do not allow the responsible parties to escape accountability simply because the incident occurred miles from land.