Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and Fall AccidentsNationwide Cruise Ship Passenger Injury Attorneys

Near constant rolling of the vessel make slip-and-fall accidents a fairly common occurrence on board even the largest, most stable cruise ships. Some of these falling accidents are not preventable. Others happen simply because not everyone has the best sea-legs. Many, however, are the result of negligence by the cruise ship operator or its employees.

If you have been injured as the result of a slip-and-fall accident aboard a cruise ship, it is important to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible to start discussing your legal rights and options.

At Seattle Maritime Attorneys, we provide high quality personal service and skilled legal representation on behalf of cruise ship passengers who have been injured on Puget Sound, the Gulf of Alaska, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, other waters around the globe, and during off-ship excursions. With more than 50 years of combined experience practicing maritime law, you can count on us to make you aware of your options and steer you towards a solution that protects your interests.

The Importance of Acting Quickly

To prevail in your slip-and-fall accident lawsuit against a cruise line, you will first have to prove that there was a dangerous condition and that this condition was at least partially responsible for your accident. You will also have to show that the cruise line or its employees knew about the danger and did not fix it or warn you about it, or, alternatively — that they should have known about the danger because it had been present for a long enough period of time.

Unfortunately, the evidence needed to prove a cruise line or its employees were negligent, and the witnesses who may have seen it, can be hard to come by if too much time passes between the time of the accident and the time you start thinking about your legal rights.

Seattle Maritime Slip-and-Fall Injury Attorneys

Attorneys John Merriam and Gordon Webb are ready to help you with your legal claims and concerns. To put our experience on your side and your case in good hands — contact us in Seattle or Bellevue, Washington, and schedule a free initial consultation.

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