Vacations and cruises are meant to be relaxing, enjoyable experiences. They are supposed to help you to unwind and de-stress, but alas, sometimes the opposite happens. From minor mishaps to serious tragedies, accidents sometimes do happen while on vacation. More specifically, accidents on cruise ships happen more frequently than most people are aware of. In fact, the National Center for Biotechnology Information reports that over a recent three-year period, there were 663 injuries reported aboard cruise ships and 12 % were classified as serious.
Passengers on cruise ships expect not to be injured on a cruise line. Sadly, some common accidents and injuries that occur on cruise ships include:
- Slip trip & fall aboard
- Injuries on tender boats
- Injuries in the cabin
- Accidents in cabin bathrooms
- Fractures & dislocations ashore
- Accidents on shore streets and buses
- Injured while on excursions or tours
Cruise ship accidents don’t always involve the serious collisions we frequently hear about in the media, although these do happen more than they should and can cause severe injury or death. Cruise ship accidents can also include something that is seemingly minor at first, but can still result in a significant amount of pain and lead to a lifelong injury, such as a slip and fall. Some of these accidents frequently occur onboard, but on-shore accidents may also occur that the cruise line may be found liable for. For instance, cruise ship passengers may be involved in an automobile accident while traveling to or from a shore excursion that was booked through the cruise line.
Sustaining a serious injury while on a cruise can be a traumatic experience. What was meant to create joyous memories for years can quickly turn into a nightmare when someone’s negligence causes an accident. After a serious accident, injury victims not only have to deal with the resulting pain and suffering, but they also have to deal with medical bills. Some people may be too injured to return to work, and depending on their line of work and the extent of their injuries, may not ever be able to return.
If you’re already working with a personal injury lawyer on your cruise ship accident case, you may have a lot of questions, particularly about when your lawsuit will be settled. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this, as it can vary by case. Waiting for settlement money can be frustrating and nerve wracking, but this is how we can help. At USClaims, we offer pre-settlement funding, if a case is qualified for pre-settlement funding then we would purchase a portion of the proceeds of the anticipated court judgment or settlement for some cash now. USClaims only gets paid if a case is won or has reached a settlement! Apply now or call us today at 1-877-USCLAIMS to learn more.