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Typical personal injuries people have on cruise ships

Cruise ships are excellent ways for people to go on vacation and relax. In fact, according to a report by the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, over 20 million people around the world went on cruises in 2014. While everyone is on these boats to have fun, some people unfortunately end up getting hurt on their voyages. 

Occasionally, things do not always go as planned while on a cruise ship. Many people get hurt every year, and since the accident occurred at sea, many people wonder what their options are. Any injured parties should consult with a personal injury attorney after arriving back. Here are some of the most common accidents lawyers see. 

Accidents that happen due to faulty equipment

Similar to any other type of business, cruise ships need regular maintenance to continue being safe for passengers. As time goes on, carpet can get torn up and handrails on stairs can become broken. Something minor can result in a huge problem. Bathroom equipment and faulty doors can cause additional injuries.

Injuries that happen in a pool

Most cruise ships have a pool on board. Passengers may have lowered inhibitions while they are on a ship, but it is still important for everyone to remain vigilant. Near drownings have happened because people were not paying attention to other passengers. The area around the pool also tends to be slippery, so slips and falls are particularly prevalent on cruise ships. 

Food poisoning

A big benefit of going on a cruise ship is all the delicious food available. However, sometimes passengers can get sick from the food. It can be difficult to ascertain where an illness originated. The key to any of these cases is determining whether the cruise ship was negligent.

Hopefully, people have great times on their cruises. If something does happen while on vacation, it is vital to see a personal injury lawyer to discuss options.

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