The cruise industry is a major business in South Florida. Many Florida residents and visitors go on a cruise out of Florida ports. Most of the time vacationers have a safe and fun time while they’re on a cruise, but occasionally an accident occurs that may qualify for premises liability.
Recently, a woman sued Oceania Cruise line after she suffered a fall while on a cruise. The woman fell on a wet spot on the deck and another passenger fell on top of her. The woman broke her ankle, fractured multiple ribs and suffered from lots of bruising on her leg which led to problems with her circulation. The woman claims the cruise line was negligent in not drying the steps, not providing a safe walkway, not following safety policies when it comes to cleaning and drying the decks and not replacing the material when it could pose a harm to others.
No one expects they will slip and fall and get injured when they are in a business or other public space. But, occasionally a slip and fall accident occurs because of hazardous conditions that results in serious injuries. If this happens to a family, they may want to speak with a legal professional that specializes in personal injury. An attorney can investigate what happened to cause the accident. They can help determine if negligence was a reason why the accident occurred. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.
Occasionally when a person slips and falls, they are seriously injured. Broken bones, head trauma, and other bodily harm. These injuries can affect a person for a long time and lead to thousands of dollars in medical bills. It is important to hold negligent business owners accountable for their mistakes.