A woman is recovering from injuries she suffered during a fall on a Carnival cruise ship, according to the Associated Press.
On Wednesday, the United States Coast Guard lifted the woman from the Carnival Sensation and flew her to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach.
According to the Coast Guard, the cruise line notified them that the 52-year-old woman fell in an elevator and injured both of her legs.
She was listed in stable condition.
No further details regarding the incident or the woman’s medical condition are currently available.
Slips, trips and falls are a leading cause of injuries on cruise ships, accounting for numerous injuries to passengers every year. Depending on the severity of these injuries you may incur lost time from work, costly medical bills and a headache from dealing with any insurance companies involved. Unfortunately, the physical and emotional pain that you endure from these injuries can continue long after your cruise vacation has ended.
Cruise ship injuries are usually caused by dangerous or hazardous conditions as a result of negligence or recklessness of crew members on the cruise ship, wet or slick surfaces on the vessel or barriers on the premise that should not be there. If you are injured from a slip, trip or fall caused by an unsafe condition on another person’s property, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your suffering.
The time to bring a cruise ship injury claim is often limited due to statutes of limitations. Generally, you only have six months to one year from the incident date to file an injury lawsuit. It is important to consult with a cruise ship injury lawyer as soon as possible after your injury to protect your legal rights. A West Palm Beach Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer at Whittel & Melton will fight aggressively to recover any lost wages, past and future medical bills, pain and suffering and mental anguish so that you can move on from your injury.
To find out if you have a case for a slip, trip and fall accident, contact a West Palm Beach Cruise Ship Injury Attorney at Whittel & Melton today online or call 561-367-8777 or statewide and toll-free at 866-608-5529. A consultation with our cruise ship injury and maritime attorneys is free, so you have absolutely nothing to lose.