Cruise Ship Passenger Injuries at Dining Facilities
Most Holland America Line vessels have a Lido deck on one of the top decks of the cruise ship. The Lido deck typically has several swimming pools, Jacuzzi tubs, restaurants, bars, cafes, and other amenities that make it a popular place for passengers to dine and relax. It is also an area that must be regularly crossed to access dining facilities and other areas of the ship. However, a high number of injuries occur on the Lido deck when water splashes out of the pool in heavy weather conditions or is tracked out of the pool by other passengers. Injuries can occur from poorly maintained facilities or other hazards that are allowed to exist on the deck. These areas need to be regularly maintained and checked by the crew to prevent passengers from falling in the water or tripping over the hazard and sustaining serious injuries. Signs should be in place to warn passengers of these hazards. If you were injured on the Lido deck, it is important that you immediately report the incident to Holland America Line and get proper medical attention in the ship's infirmary. You should document the condition that caused your fall, and get the names, addresses and telephone numbers of witnesses in the area. These witnesses may be important later when the cause of the fall is being evaluated.
At Kraft Davies Olsson PLLC, we carefully review injuries on the Lido deck to determine whether a valid claim exists against the cruise line. Although not every injury results in a claim, we have the resources and experience to determine whether you have a valid claim and to take the appropriate action to seek a full recovery.Cruise Ship Injury Lawyers in Seattle
The attorneys at Kraft Davies Olsson PLLC, in Seattle, Washington, have the experience and skill that is necessary in cruise ship injury cases, including those involving injuries from falling in cafeteria or LIDO buffet areas. There are complicated maritime laws and regulations involved in cruise ship injury cases, particularly those set by the ISM (International Safety Management Code). All cruise ship lines, no matter U.S. or foreign, must abide by this code that sets forth certain duties a cruise ship has to its passengers. When any of these duties are breached, a cruise line is liable for all injuries and damages caused by this failure.
Our attorneys will work tirelessly to get you the full and fair compensation you deserve. Schedule a free initial consultation and tell us about your cruise ship injury case. Contact exceptional maritime and cruise line lawyers at our firm at 206.624.8844.LIDO Buffet and Cafeteria — Injuries and Falls
The LIDO buffet and cafeteria areas on a cruise are meant for relaxation and dining. These are often bustling and busy areas of the cruise ship, particularly around breakfast, lunch and dinner hours. Unfortunately, serious injuries can happen when plates and trays are not stacked correctly, windy conditions are not properly advised to passengers or the LIDO deck is not cleaned and maintained. Serious injuries from falls can result in:
- Slipped disks/hernias
- Broken back/neck
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries/concussions
- Brain trauma
No matter how the incident occurred, we can carefully examine the facts surrounding your particular cruise ship injury and whether the cruise line failed to meet its duty to passengers under all applicable law, including the ISM Code.Contact a Cruise Ship Injury Law Firm
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced Seattle cruise ship falls and injuries lawyer regarding a claim involving the LIDO buffet area or cafeteria, please contact us or call 206.624.8844 for a free initial consultation.