Are Diving Accidents Common on Cruise Ships?

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August 12, 2016
Colson Hicks Eidson

Miami Cruise Ship Accident Attorney on Swimming and Diving Injuries

Diving accidents at a pool on a cruise ship can leave victims with catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injury and paralysis. Miami cruise ship accident lawyer Mike Eidson has represented clients and families involved in a number of cases involving diving injuries. In this video, he explains one case involving a person who was seriously injured while diving into a pool on a cruise ship, and the egregious lack of warnings and safety measures taken by the cruise ship company that led to the young man’s paralysis.

If you have been injured due to the negligence of a cruise line, often, you will have to file your case in Miami within a very short time period. No matter where in the world your cruise ship accident occurred, we are prepared to look into your case to determine whether you are owed damages for your injuries.

Video Transcription

A few years ago, our firm represented a young man who suffered a paralyzing diving accident. They were drinking at a bon voyage party operated by the cruise ship before leaving port. Alcohol drinking was encouraged by the ship as part of the fun on board to attract customers. After an hour or so, our client walked over and decided to go for a swim. The pool were not covered and there was only about three feet of water in the pool. There were no markers on the pool warning about the danger of diving or other markers warning that it was dangerous or prohibited diving. We argued that it was reasonable for him to believe that it was safe to do that because nothing warned about the depth. We found video advertisements made by the defendant showing diving into the exact pool, practically the exact spot and found design drawings which required no diving signs on the edge of the pool that was never implemented. We also argued the unlimited alcohol provided by the cruise ship encouraged this kind of behavior. We were able to secure a satisfactory settlement for our client. Contact our lawyers at 305-476-7400 or contact our website at for more information.