Cruise Ship Pool Drowning
Admiralty & Maritime Claims Lawyer
Losing a loved one can be the most difficult event a family can face. When
this loss is due to the negligence of another party, families can be left
to deal with feelings of anger and grief. If you’ve lost a loved
one due to a drowning while on a cruise ship, you can seek legal compensation
and hold those responsible accountable for their actions. Our cruise ship
pool drowning lawyer has in-depth knowledge of the laws and regulations
specific to accidents which occur offshore and can help your family to
seek the justice you deserve. At David C. Rash P.A., we understand that
no amount of money can compensate for the death of a loved one, but it
can help your family to move forward after this tragedy.
When you are ready,
schedule an initial consultation and talk to an attorney about your options.
Cruise Ship Company Liability
Pool accidents that cause a drowning can stem from numerous situations
and cruise ship employees and management have a duty of care to ensure
a safe environment for their passengers. When negligent actions or hazardous
conditions are allowed to exist on a cruise ship and an accident occurs,
those responsible must be held accountable. Like accidents which occur
on land, there are regulations intended to keep pool drownings from happening.
When events such as regular inspections and maintenance are ignored, the
likelihood of accidents increases.
Accidents can stem from hazardous conditions such as:
- Missing safety equipment such as life jackets
- Pool overcrowding
- Lack of visibility due to unclean water
- Broken equipment such as pool ladders
- Faulty pool drain covers
- Failure to correctly indicate pool depth
Damages for Wrongful Death
In a civil lawsuit for a cruise ship pool drowning, the relatives and family
of the victim can seek damages on their behalf. Even if the cruise ship
operators manage to escape criminal charges, they can still be liable
for damages in civil court. As the family, you are able to claim damages
(1) that the deceased would have otherwise claimed themselves and (2)
losses that your family incurred as a direct result of your loved ones
passing. Pursuing litigation can also help to protect other families from
tragedies of this nature by holding the company accountable.
Families may claim damages including:
- Burial costs and funeral expenses
- Medical bills from treatment given to the victim before death
- The lost earning potential of the victim
- Suffering from the loss of emotional companionship
Retain a Compassionate Cruise Ship Pool Drowning Attorney
At David C. Rash P.A., our lead attorney is an accomplished trial lawyer
who fights to make sure the voices of his clients are heard. Cruise ship
companies will have a dedicated team of attorneys to protect their bottom
line and when facing them in court, you need someone in your corner who
will not back down. Our firm has secured millions of dollars in past settlements
for our clients in cases against giant corporations. If you have questions
about cruise ship liability, filing a claim, or about our services, do
not hesitate to
contact our firm.
Call (954) 914-7116 and get your questions answered today.