Young children continue to fall victim to cruise ship accidents, and a recent accident has left one young boy with severe injuries. As a cruise ship was traveling through the Caribbean, visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands as well as the Bahamas, an 8-year-old boy suffered a fractured skull and traumatic brain injury (TBI) after falling on a basketball court on Norwegian Cruise Line’s “Escape.” Reports indicate that at the time the accident occurred, the parents were not there to witness what happened.
However, there is apparently a video available documenting the young boy’s fall which would help to shed light on what happened. Norwegian Cruise Lines has refused to produce the video to the family, and the family has taken legal action against the cruise line both to compel the cruise liner to turn over the video as well as to seek recovery for the young boy’s traumatic injuries.
The Injured 8-Year-Old Boy is Learning How to Walk Again
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have the potential to cause neurological challenges that could be temporary, or could last for a lifetime. First and foremost, the young boy who suffered a fractured skull and TBI aboard the Escape is lucky to be alive, but he certainly faces challenges as he recovers from these devastating injuries. At this time, the young boy has begun the process of learning how to walk again, something that we often take for granted. Additional challenges TBI victims face include but are not limited to, the following: Continue reading →