Many people come to New Orleans over the winter holidays, for Mardi Gras, or for spring break. Similarly, many people from New Orleans travel during these times to escape to the mountains to ski, go on a cruise, or enjoy a peaceful beach. No matter where you go on vacation or how you get there, it’s important to realize the risk of accidents and injuries.
Travel accidents – Whether you take a road trip, hop a plane, or take a bus or train, accidents can happen while traveling. Traveling by car often means long hours on unfamiliar highways and roads. Other drivers may act negligently and crash into your car, disrupting your vacation before it ever began. While plane, train, and bus crashes are rarer than car accidents, there are other ways to be injured. You could have an accident boarding, you could slip and fall in an aisle, or suffer other types of injuries outside of a crash.
Injuries at hotels – Many people stay at hotels or resorts during their vacations that often have a great number of amenities. Swimming pools, spas, bars and restaurants, fitness centers, and shuttle transportation can make your stay enjoyable, but they can also present the opportunity for accidental injuries. Hotels and resorts are legally expected to keep the premises in safe condition and when they fail to do so, guests can be seriously injured and the hotel should be held liable for all injury-related losses.
Cruise ship injuries – Cruises are fun for the whole family, as there is so much to do and see on and off the cruise ship. These massive ships have pools, hot tubs, clubs, restaurants, climbing walls, and so much more. People can slip and fall, get food poisoning, suffer swimming pool accidents, get injured embarking or debarking the ship, or even tragically fall overboard. Cruise ship accident cases can often be more complicated than traditional personal injury cases, as they may be governed by international maritime law, or choice of law clauses made a valid part of your ticket contract. You need an attorney on your side who fully understands your rights under these laws and how to successfully bring this type of claim.
The above are only some of the many ways that an injury can put a damper on your vacation. You are already dealing with an injury and the last thing you want is to be dealing with is an ongoing legal battle. Instead, enlist the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer who can handle all aspects of your case for you and seek the compensation you deserve from the responsible party.
Contact a New Orleans Personal Injury Law Firm for Assistance Today
At the law office of Egenberg, APLC, we handle complex personal injury cases including those involving cruise ships and other vacation-related accidents. We can evaluate your rights under the law and advise you of your options to recover financially for your medical bills and other losses. Contact our office online or call us at 504-229-5700 to schedule your free consultation.