Slip and fall is likely the most common cause of cruise ship injury which leads to legal action. Cruise companies have been reprimanded in civil procedures time and time again for failing to maintain their ships as safe environments for passengers, and have been notoriously negligent in their duty to keep their cruise ships’ flooring free of foreign objects and substances which may result in injury.
In April, an elderly woman suffered a significant head injury after she slipped and fell while sailing aboard the Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship. Her injury was so serious that she required immediate medical attention, which resulted in her medical evacuation from the ship. According to Live5News.com, the 71-year-old woman was taken by U.S. Coast Guard helicopter from the ship and flown to Florida Hospital.
The article does not say exactly what caused the woman to slip and fall.
Though at first glance it may seem that slip and fall cases may not typically result in serious injury, the reality is that every year cruise passengers suffer serious injuries, such as broken and dislocated joints and bones, and serious head injuries after cruise ship slip and falls.