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Admiralty & Maritime Claims
Trust the Law Offices of David C. Rash

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 by an experienced lawyer.

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