Miami Cruise Ship Ride & Water Slide Accident Lawyer
With almost 60 percent of all US embarkations coming from one of Florida’s five cruise ports, the Sunshine State is considered the heart of the cruise industry. Many passengers are drawn to cruise vacations because the ships are like floating cities, complete with restaurants, shopping, entertainment, nightlife, and more. Rides and water slides are a huge part of the attraction for many daredevils, but the thrill can quickly turn tragic in the event of an accident. Injuries on amusement-park-style rides and water attractions can cause serious injuries when the cruise operators fail to ensure the safety of passengers.
If you were hurt in a cruise ship ride and water slide accident, you may be relieved to know that there are options for recovering compensation for your losses. However, these matters are much more complicated than other personal injury cases because a separate set of laws applies. Our team at Freidin Brown, P.A. is well-versed in the statutes and rules regarding the claims process, so we’re prepared to get the monetary damages you deserve. Please contact our office to set up a no-cost case evaluation with a Miami cruise ship ride & water slide accident lawyer. Some background information may also help.
Seeking Compensation for Accidents on Cruise Ship Attractions
Water slides, pools, rides, and other features provide enjoyment for passengers of all ages, but there is a risk of injury associated with them. That risk increases significantly when the cruise operator, crew, and staff fail to maintain these attractions in a reasonably safe manner. By failing in this respect, the company may be liable under the legal concept of negligence. For instance, negligent acts may include:
- Not enforcing safety standards regarding height for certain rides;
- Failing to instruct passengers on how to sit in a tube, buckle a safety restraint, or provide other safety guidelines;
- Neglecting to inspect, make repairs, and properly maintain rides and water slides;
- Not posting lifeguards around water slides to protect against drowning incidents; and,
- Many other careless, reckless misconduct.
Monetary Damages for Victims of Cruise Ship Ride and Water Slide Accidents
Instead of the usual laws covering personal injuries, accidents onboard cruise ships are typically governed by your contract for passage. In most cases, you’ll need to file a claim with the operator within six months after the accident and our lawyers at Freidin Brown, P.A. will handle the process. We will fight to recover the top compensation allowed by law, including amounts for:
- Your medical costs;
- Lost wages;
- Pain and suffering;
- Diminished quality of life; and,
- Losses that affect your personal relationships with a spouse, children, friends, and other loved ones.
Reach Out to Our Cruise Ship Ride and Water Slide Accident Injury Attorneys
For more information on your rights and remedies after being hurt in a cruise ship ride and water slide accident, please contact Freidin Brown, P.A. We can schedule a free consultation at our offices in Miami or Fort Myers, FL, or over the phone if you’ve already returned home. Once we have a chance to review your circumstances, we can determine the best strategy for moving forward.