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Falling Object Accidents

Cruise ships are tall – they have many stories with halls and walkways pass under balconies and bridges. Typically you wouldn’t think anything of this situation, in fact it is what makes a cruise ship a cruise ship. But, like any setting like this, there is a risk of being struck and injured by a falling object.

Objects falling from above and striking someone below can cause serious injuries. Common examples of injuries caused by falling objects include:

  • Head injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries resulting in paraplegia or tetraplegia

When injured on a cruise ship, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. This is because the cruise ship has a duty to protect you from falling objects. Unlike in the workplace, where an employer is required to protect employees from falling objects by requiring them to wear hard helmets, on a cruise ship this requires the ship operator to take reasonable measures to prevent objects from falling. This could mean roping off areas where elevated maintenance work is happening, or only allowing maintenance work to happen outside of peak hours.

In order to be compensated for your injuries you first have to show that the cruise ship was responsible for your injuries. The legal ground for such a claim is that a cruise ship has a duty to ensure that all publicly accessible areas of the ship are kept in a safe condition. A cruise ship should be well aware of areas where one could be injured by a falling object and thus should take reasonable steps to prevent one from being in that area. When they fail to take these reasonable steps they can be held responsible for your injuries.

If you or a loved one has suffered from an injury caused by a falling object you should seek the advice of an experienced cruise ship accident attorney. Since 1977, James Cunningham has been helping cruise ship accident victims receive justice and fair compensation. To ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your cruise ship falling object accident injuries, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A., at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) for a free initial consultation.

Types of Cruise Ship Accidents & Injuries

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Orlando Personal Injury Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr.
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
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Kissimmee, FL 34741
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Volusia County

Daytona Beach Office:
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Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

DeBary Office:
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DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

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Downtown Executive Center
120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County

Inverness Office:
110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County

Lakeland Office:
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Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Winter Haven Office:
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Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

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Tampa Office:
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Tampa, FL 33606
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Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County

Mt. Dora Office:
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Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Clermont Office:
900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
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Brevard County

Titusville Office:
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Cocoa Office:
96 Willard Street
Suite 206,
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373