Slip and fall accidents can lead to serious health concerns. In fact, one million people visit the ER each year for serious slip and fall injuries; they can lead to serious brain injury and even death.
Dangers are increased on a cruise ship; after you fall, there isn’t an emergency room close by. The fun of a vacation can distract you from your health, and you may experience additional symptoms when you arrive home. These injuries can rack up a large hospital bill when you are back on shore, and you may want to file a slip and fall lawsuit for damages.
But will the suit be worth the process?
In all slip and fall cases, a guilty party has to be recognized as causing the accident. To win the lawsuit, you will need to prove that the cruise ship or its staff’s negligence caused your accident.
Ask yourself the following questions about the location of your fall. The answer may help you discover possible negligence that attributed to your fall:
The cruise ship’s response to your slip and fall is also important to remember for your case. If the ship’s doctor did not immediately treat your accident, you could end up with further injuries or damage. Poor medical attention can also be considered negligence in court.
In some cases, however, the cruise ship cannot be found liable for medical malpractice onboard. Be sure to review the cruise line’s policies on medical care and liability.
The defendant may try to find you at fault in court. Some accidents are just that: accidents. Ask yourself these questions, as the defendant may try and find negligence in your behavior:
Slip and fall claims fall under the premise liability claim