Many things can go perfectly right on a cruise, and your dream vacations can be had. There are also, however, a number of things that can go wrong on a cruise. To be best prepared in the event something does go wrong, you should be aware of the following possibilities.
Most Common Cruise Mishaps
1. Sexual Assault
Sexual assaults happen all too often on cruises. Staff members or other cruise ship guests can be responsible for sexually assaulting co-workers or guests. If you are the victim of a sexual assault on a cruise ship you should always contact a lawyer to press charges.
2. Cabin Fires
Although most cabin fires are quickly and safely extinguished, you still may lose your valuable items in a fire or become ill from smoke inhalation. If you lose your possessions or experience physical repercussions as the result of a fire on a cruise ship an experienced lawyer can help you get compensated for your loss and hardship.
3. Slip and Falls
Cruise ships are watery places. Pool decks, cleaning crews and ocean excursions can all lead to damp decks that are hazardous to people’s walking on them. If you are injured in a slip and fall on a cruise ship contact an attorney immediately.
Foodborne illness happens on cruise ships just like anywhere else. Poor sanitary conditions may be a cause of illness outbreaks. If you experience an illness while on your cruise you should contact a lawyer to discuss your options.
Though cruise ships are general very safe and secure places and an excellent way to travel and see the world, there are always things that can go wrong. Be prepared by always having the phone number of a qualified cruise accident attorney with you before you embark on your vacation. Contact the Maus Law Firm at 855-999-LAWS if you experience any issues that you wish to discuss with an attorney during your cruise.