Young children continue to fall victim to cruise ship accidents, and a recent accident has left one young boy with severe injuries. As a cruise ship was traveling through the Caribbean, visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands as well as the Bahamas, an 8-year-old boy suffered a fractured skull and traumatic brain injury (TBI) after falling on a basketball court on Norwegian Cruise Line's "Escape." Reports indicate that at the time the accident occurred, the parents were not there to witness what happened.
However, there is apparently a video available documenting the young boy's fall which would help to shed light on what happened. Norwegian Cruise Lines has refused to produce the video to the family, and the family has taken legal action against the cruise line both to compel the cruise liner to turn over the video as well as to seek recovery for the young boy's traumatic injuries.
The Injured 8-Year-Old Boy is Learning How to Walk Again
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have the potential to cause neurological challenges that could be temporary, or could last for a lifetime. First and foremost, the young boy who suffered a fractured skull and TBI aboard the Escape is lucky to be alive, but he certainly faces challenges as he recovers from these devastating injuries. At this time, the young boy has begun the process of learning how to walk again, something that we often take for granted. Additional challenges TBI victims face include but are not limited to, the following:
- Memory loss;
- Loss of senses;
- Loss of perception;
- Inability to speak;
- Inability to hear and other hearing problems such as tinnitus (ringing in the ears);
- Inability to smell;
- Loss of vision;
- Partial or complete paralysis;
- Inability to eat and/or other appetite limitations;
- Depression; and
- Other cognitive limitations.
Depending on how severe TBIs are, victims may require lifelong medical treatment to get through the activities of daily life. The young boy who suffered injuries while aboard the Escape certainly has serious injuries with an unknown outlook. But hopefully, this young boy will make a full recovery and will be able to live as normal of a life as possible moving forward. If and when the family is able to obtain the video documenting the young boy's fall, medical professionals may have a better idea of how this accident happened, as knowing this information may help to shape the young boy's course of medical treatment.
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If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or any other injury or illness while on a cruise ship, a South Florida Cruise Ship Accident Attorney may be able to help you determine if you have a legal claim. With more than 130 years of combined professional experience, Greenberg, Stone & Urbano continues to represent those injured on cruise ships and our law firm's superior legal team works extensively on cruise ship accident cases on a regular basis. Our law firm has received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and has also been named a Top South Florida Law Firm by the Miami Herald. If you would like to speak with one of our skilled South Florida Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys, contact Greenberg, Stone & Urbano today by calling (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400 to schedule your free consultation. You may also contact us online by visiting our website.