A cruise ship passenger reportedly fell down a flight of stairs earlier this week, resulting in his being medically evacuated from the vessel.
According to a popular cruise industry website, a 68-year-old passenger fell down a flight of stairs as he sailed aboard the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Tuesday, causing him serious injury. The ship was sailing on a 7-day itinerary to Alaska at the time of the man’s fall.
The passenger reportedly suffered from serious injuries to his ribs, and had to be medically evacuated from the ship by a U.S. Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter. He was transported to a local medical facility for treatment, and his current condition is unknown.
Slip-and-fall cases are among the most frequently seen causes of injury aboard cruise ships, and result in dozens of lawsuits against cruise companies every year. Often times passengers slip and hurt themselves due to the negligence of the cruise line and its personnel, such as when the ship is manufactured with extremely slippery materials which increase the likelihood of a fall, or when crew members fail to maintain the ship free of slippery substances on the floors.
If you, or your loved one, have been seriously injured in a cruise ship slip and fall, call our attorneys at Hickey Law Firm, P.A. today for a free case evaluation.