Daytime cruises around the shore or harbor of a city are thought to be fairly safe as you don’t stray very far away from land. However, even daytime cruises can result in accidents that lead to injuries and sometimes death. A recent cruise ship accident in San Diego, thought to be caused by a mechanical malfunction, resulted in three individuals being taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries. The cruise ship accident occurred when the cruise ship was docking at San Diego’s Embarcadero Harbor when an alleged mechanical malfunction prevented the cruise ship from stopping. The cruise ship, which is a 150-foot yacht, slammed into a concrete walkway, causing injuries that put three people in the hospital.
Our cruise ship accident lawyers have represented clients who have suffered injuries on daytime cruise ships close to land as well as those that tour the Caribbean and other seas. In many situations, our clients have suffered injuries that were preventable and only occurred because of the negligent conduct of cruise ships as well as their operators and other crew members. Mechanical malfunctions can be considered a form of negligence depending on the particular circumstances of the accident.
While this San Diego cruise ship accident did not result in fatal injuries, the possibility still existed for such fatal injuries to occur. The three individuals who were hospitalized are lucky to be alive as the situation could have been much worse. Despite the fact that nobody was critically injured or killed in this cruise ship accident, the situation still demonstrates that mechanical failures, as well as human error, play a role in a significant number of cruise ship accidents today.
When mechanical failures or human error are to blame, injured individuals and loved ones of deceased victims may have recourse in a court of law. The first questions injured individuals and their loved ones ask are: What went wrong? Why did this malfunction occur? Could it have been prevented? The questions are endless until the accident is thoroughly investigated and all of the facts discovered. To determine what went wrong, and whether or not a mechanical failure truly was the cause of a cruise ship accident, many individuals believe speaking with a legal professional will make the picture much clearer.
With the assistance of an attorney, injured individuals can connect the dots and find out if the accident that caused the injuries was something that could have been prevented. In this particular San Diego cruise ship accident, it is still unclear as to whether the accident could have been prevented. Mechanical malfunction is the current suspect, but an investigation will determine if there are any other potential reasons why this accident occurred.
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If you have suffered any type of injury as a result of a cruise ship accident, no matter how small or large the cruise ship is, you should speak with an attorney to determine what the true cause of your injuries was, and what options you have moving forward. You may also wish to speak with an attorney regarding an injured or deceased loved one. At Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, we have more than 130 years of combined professional experience providing superior legal representation to clients all across South Florida. Cruise ship accidents are no stranger to our attorneys, as we handle cruise ship cases on a regular basis. Greenberg, Stone & Urbano has received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and has also been named a Top South Florida Law Firm by the Miami Herald. If you would like to schedule your free consultation to discuss your potential case with one of our South Florida Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys, contact our office today by calling (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400. You may also contact us online by visiting our website.