No cruise ship is complete without an elaborate water slide and pool. Cruise lines increasingly compete today to have the most daring water slides and innovative pools. Implicitly, the pool deck is where many children spend the majority of the cruise while their parents engage in adult activities like reading or enjoying a cocktail poolside. Unfortunately, there is little supervision in the pool area which is often crowded with kids and adults. This leads to the potential for accidents and water slide or pool accidents can result in serious injuries.
At Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, our cruise ship accident attorneys know all too well the dangers of pools and water slides aboard large cruise ships, particularly for children. Our firm has represented a number of clients injured in water related and pool deck accidents. These clients will often suffer severe injuries or may have even lost a loved one. We fight for our injured clients and their families to obtain the full compensation they deserve.
Dangers of Pools and Water Slides
Swimming pools and water slides can provide much fun and enjoyment to families aboard a cruise ship, but they can also present considerable dangers. Some injuries commonly associated with swimming pool and water slide accidents include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Partial drowning resulting in brain injury
- Head injuries caused by hitting the side or bottom of the pool
- Injuries caused by running into other patrons or objects on the pool deck
- Bruising and lacerations
- Head injuries
- Falling off the slide
The addition of alcohol and crowds aboard the ship increases the risk of accidents. Parents can easily lose track of children in the chaos, which can allow them to drown or become injured. The cruise lines rarely provide sufficient supervision for the hundreds of people present in the pool area. A number of drownings and other serious pool related accidents have occurred in recent years. Despite these incidences, the cruise line industry has done little to address safety concerns and instead seems to continue to focus on building bigger and better water slides and pool areas.
Take Action After a Pool or Water Slide Accident
If you or your child has been injured in a pool or water slide accident, it is imperative that you take immediate and decisive action. You must report the accident immediately and seek the appropriate medical care. You should contact a licensed cruise ship accident attorney while aboard the ship, if possible, or as soon as you disembark. Your attorney will assist in investigations and ensure you do not miss vital deadlines concerning your potential action.
Contact the Cruise Ship Accident Lawyers at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano Today For Your Free Consultation!
Cruise ships are intended to be a place of fun and relaxation, but occasionally accidents occur and passengers become injured. If you or a loved one has been injured aboard a cruise ship, contact the Miami Cruise Ship Accident Lawyers at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano. Our outstanding cruise ship accident attorneys will diligently fight for your full recovery. We have over 130 collective years of experience representing cruise ship accident victims across South Florida and will put our considerable experience to work for you. Contact our firm as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. Our firm is proud to have received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and is ranked as a top firm in South Florida by the Miami Herald. Call us at (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400 or you can visit our website to schedule your initial consultation.