Going on a cruising vacation is the ideal way to obtain rest from a stressful job. You may look forward to your vacation all year long, and you will be disappointed if it doesn't go the way you had planned. Many incidents do occur on a cruise ship that can make your vacation less than fun. Knowing some of the reasons you may be able to file a lawsuit against a cruise line may assist you if you're faced with this situation.
Reason #1: Negligence
If you fall while on the ship and sustain a serious injury, you may eligible for taking legal action. You must prove the cruise line was negligent, and this was the contributing factor to your accident. For instance, if the floor was wet and there wasn't a sign indicating the condition of the flooring, the cruise line may be found guilty of not practicing responsible care.
Reason #2: Norovirus
The beginning of stomach pain, vomiting and feeling nauseous is the last thing you want while on vacation. However, Norovirus is a common flu-like condition that occurs on cruise ships. Additional symptoms include having a high fever, headache, and diarrhea.
The significant number of people onboard is the greatest contributor to this condition. Norovirus is highly contagious which makes it even easier for passengers to get while traveling on a cruise line.
If you contact this while on the ship, it is ideal to see a medical provider that can help you reduce these symptoms and file a report that may be useful if your case goes to court.
Reason #3: Food poisoning
One of the biggest attractions of cruises for most people is the vast amounts and selection of food choices. Most cruise lines offer open buffets that can allow you to eat as much as you want at one setting.
However, the plethora of dining options can lead to food poisoning. This condition is usually the result of a food preparer not being as sanitary as necessary and avoiding washing the hands.
If you get this undesirable condition while onboard a ship, you may be capable of filing a lawsuit against the cruise line.
Being able to recover the money you spent on the ruined vacation may rest in taking action. Be sure to consult with a personal injury attorney like Sarkisian, Sarkisian & Associates PC who can legally advise you on what to do if your vacation was a big let-down.