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Slip-and-fall accidents on cruise ships may lead to lawsuits

A woman in another state recently claimed that she was injured while on a cruise ship. The incident occurred last March. When injuries from slip\-and\-fall accidents occur on properties in the state of West Virginia and elsewhere due to the carelessness of the owners of the properties, the injury victims have the right to seek justice in civil court.

In the out-of-state case, the woman claimed that she was standing on the deck of the cruise ship one day. All of a sudden, she reportedly slipped and fell. She asserted that the cruise line was responsible since it did not warn her about a slippery substance on the ground.

In her lawsuit, the woman is seeking a jury trial. She is seeking damages and all legal fees as well as interest as part of the suit. She is additionally seeking any other relief deemed just by the court.

Injuries suffered in a slip-and-fall accident on someone else's property in West Virginia or elsewhere can unfortunately take a toll physically and financially. In some cases, the injuries are so severe that it is impossible for the victim to return to work for an extended period of time. The victim may also accrue hefty medical bills due to ongoing health issues stemming from the fall. In these situations, victims can file premises liability lawsuits, seeking the reimbursement of damages associated with slip-and-fall accidents. Monetary compensation cannot undo the events that led to their potentially life-changing injuries, but it may help them to cover their hospital costs, the loss of wages and other related expenses.

Source:, "Passenger files suit against Norwegian Cruise Line after slip and fall", Wadi Reformado, March 3, 2017

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