Category Archives: Cruise Ship Accidents

Can Medical Staff on Cruise Ships be Held Liable for Malpractice?

Can Medical Staff on Cruise Ships be Held Liable for Malpractice
When you get sick or injured on a cruise ship, you are usually far away from familiar, land-based medical care. You instead must be treated by doctors, nurses, and other medical staff on board the cruise ship.

Most cruise ships are equipped to handle a decent variety of common medical issues. But what if you receive poor medical care while on board a ship? What if a doctor incorrectly diagnoses your illness, or makes your injuries worse?  Can you hold the staff and the cruise line responsible?

Medical Malpractice on Cruise Ships: How Does It Work?

On land, there are …

How to Stay Safe during a Cruise Ship Fire

How to Stay Safe during a Cruise Ship Fire

In the middle of the ocean, the threat of fire can seem absurd. After all, you’re surrounded by water. Shouldn’t the “problem” of a fire be pretty easy to solve?

But while it may seem paradoxical, fire is a one of the most serious risks onboard a cruise ship. Any enclosed area with a high volume of people becomes dangerous during a fire, which makes cruise ships one of the worst places for a fire emergency. Nervous crowds, long hallways, and rows of similar-looking rooms can add to the panic and confusion. Because of this, cruise ship fires can spread …

What Should I Do After a Cruise Accident? 5 Steps to Take

What Should I Do After a Cruise Accident 5 Steps to Take

You’ve booked your cruise, packed your bags, and arranged for a neighbor to water your plants.

You’ve bought a new bathing suit, and armed yourself with sunblock, bug spray, and a guidebook about the exotic destinations you’ll be visiting. You’ve even downloaded the cruise line’s app for tips and information on what to expect aboard.

You’re prepared for anything—until an accident, injury, or illness, takes you by surprise.

No one expects to be injured on a cruise. However, countless accidents and injuries occur on cruise ships and during onshore excursions every year. If a sudden accident or injury has caused …

When Should You File a Claim against a Cruise Line?

Experiencing an accident or injury while you’re on a cruise may at first feel embarrassing. Maybe you and your husband were on your way back to your cabin from the bar when you slipped and hit your head. Or you got sick after eating that gray-looking chicken at the buffet against your better judgment.

You might not want to tell anyone else what happened and could even blame yourself for what happened. Remember this important fact, though: cruise lines and cruise ship crews have a duty of care to ensure you are well taken care of. If you are harmed …

The 1.5 Million Kids on Cruises Each Year Need Lifeguards

The 1.5 Million Kids on Cruises Each Year Need Lifeguards - Cruse Injury Lawyer

Today’s three biggest cruise lines—Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Carnival Cruise Lines—share a lot in similarities.

All three lines feature spectacular onboard amenities, from towering waterslides to sophisticated rock-climbing walls to world-class fitness centers. They boast some of the finest dining programs around, with internationally renowned chefs, as well as dazzling live entertainment, and extravagant parties. The cruise lines treat their passengers to cushy rooms, lavish spa services, and cutting-edge enrichment programs.

But for all their luxuries, glitz, and glamour, not a single one of the three most popular and prosperous cruise lines of today have lifeguards onboard …