Despite being in a landlocked city, our firm receives a number of inquiries about injuries sustained on cruise ships. As more and more ships depart from the port of Galveston, the inquiries are increasing.
Here are a few important things everyone should know regarding cruise ship injuries:
- The normal Statute of Limitations may not apply to injuries sustained on a cruise ship. Look at the ticket or other documents — you probably agreed in advance to accept a shorter deadline for filing suit on such injuries. Some deadlines are as short as six months.
- If you do suffer an injury aboard a cruise ship, immediately report the incident in writing to the security department on the ship.
- Keep a copy of your written report and ask for a copy of the ship’s incident report.
- Take photographs of the scene of the incident before any changes occur. If that is not possible, take photographs anyway.
- Make a note of the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of every person who witnessed to the incident.
- Go to the ship’s doctor to get treatment for your injury.
- If necessary, go to a shore side doctor at the next port of call.
- Contact a lawyer as soon as possible.