A woman alleges she was injured after falling between a lifeboat and a dock on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship.
The woman filed a complaint on March 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the woman alleges that on Feb. 16, 2016, she suffered physical injuries after falling between a dock and a lifeboat. The suit states that the woman was attempting to board the lifeboat to be transported back to the cruise ship from docks in the Virgin Islands. She holds Norwegian Cruise Line responsible because they allegedly failed to assist or provide her a safe means to board the lifeboat.
Cruise lines have a duty to keep their ships safe and free from hazardous conditions that can cause serious injuries to passengers. When a cruise ship accident occurs due to poor maintenance, lack of security, or improperly trained staff, the cruise line can be held legally responsible for negligence.
The laws regarding cruise ships can be complex. There are specific time frames that restrict when and where you can file an injury claim. These restrictions are located in the fine print of your ticket contract. If you or someone you love was injured aboard a cruise ship, our Florida Cruise Ship & Maritime Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help. Call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online for a free consultation.