Injuries that happen while on the ocean are subjected to a different set of laws, known as maritime laws. Injured parties need experienced attorneys like Chris J. Roy, Jr. APLC who are well abreast of the laws that conduct shipboard injuries. Cruises have become one of the most popular types of vacations and when a passenger gets injured during a cruise, he/she can easily feel helpless. Cruise ship accidents related to maritime law can include, falling onboard due to greasy or surfaces, water slide or swimming pool incidents, accidents during trips hosted by the cruise company, infected food and medical negligence, or physical or sexual assault by another passenger or a crew member.
Since mobile phone service is extremely costly onboard, your options while on cruise gets limited. Once you return to the state, try to contact a personal injury lawyer like Chris J. Roy, Jr. APLC as soon as possible to stay within the one-year statute of limitations. Cruise lines often choose to settle out of court to avoid charges associated with court cases, but you should bring as much documentation as possible to your lawyer to strengthen your case. If you have been involved in an accident while at sea, contact Chris J. Roy, Jr. APLC.