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Cruise Ship Accidents

Cruises can be a great way to take a vacation. There are all sorts of options and packages: family cruises, single cruises, tropical cruises, arctic cruises. Some ships offer gambling and other fun adult activities. Others offer a safe, friendly environment for families.

However, there’s an inherent danger in cruise ships, since they’re full of people in close quarters, on the sea, usually in transit. If a serious accident happens, it may be days before proper medical attention can be administered.

With that in mind, everyone planning on taking a cruise should keep a few tips in mind to ensure not only their own safety, but the safety of those around them as well:

  • When alcoholic beverages are offered, know when to say no. Alcohol can cloud judgments and make accidents that much more likely to occur.
  • Obey all warning signs, and use equipment only for the purpose for which it was designed.
  • Always wear rubber-soled shoes when walking on the deck, which can get a better grip on a wet deck.
  • Make sure doors are fully closed. Doors only partially closed can be blown open by a gust of wind.
  • Make sure to always used handrails when the weather is bad, and avoid going into elevated areas.
  • Always follow the instructions given to you by the crew, especially in inclement weather.
  • Know where the muster station is in case of a serious accident. The muster station is where passengers gather on deck in the event of a fire or engineering problem.

Contact Us

Injuries on cruise ships can be a serious problem, since real medical attention could be hundreds of miles away. If you or someone you love has been injured on a cruise ship, contact the Jacksonville personal injury lawyers of the Law Offices of Donald Guthrie by calling 904-296-1088 today.

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