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Cruise Ship Accidents

lifeboat on cruise shipIn various areas of the world, including California, millions of people experience the enjoyment that a cruise ship has to offer. Tourists and residents of California take trips on cruise ships everyday. Many people don’t think of anything bad happening to them while on a cruise ship, but unfortunately, accidents and injuries do occur. Most of the time, cruise ship accidents could have been prevented if staff and cruise ship employees followed the proper and necessary precautions and guidelines.

Some of the many common injuries that have occurred on California Cruise Ships include but are not limited to:

* Food poisoning
* Slip and Fall
* Drowning
* Head Injuries
* Sexual or Physical Assault By Cruise Staff

The result of a personal injury case from a cruise ship accident also depends on where the actual injury occurred. For example, if the cruise ship accident happened more than 3 miles away from the California shore, general maritime law is applied. If they did occur within the territorial waters of California, however, California State Law applies.

If someone is involved in a fatal accident while on a cruise ship, the Death on the High Seas Act is applied, and this involves a different set of laws. If you lost someone close to you while they were out at sea and on a cruise ship, contact our lawyers to find out more information about the different laws and how you can receive compensation for your loss. Keep in mind that cruise ship accidents need to be acted upon quickly or else you may exceed the time period that you can file a lawsuit. If you have been injured while on a cruise, you can receive compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, and your medical expenses, contact our California cruise ship injury lawyers today!

Additional Resources:

Complications in Cruise Ship Claims Based Upon Passage Contract, Mike Ehline