Just imagine, you saved for a long time to be able to afford what should have been your dream vacation on a cruise ship. What happened instead, was devastating.
Cruise ships have a duty to ensure that there are no hazardous conditions on board that could present harm to its passengers. In fact, cruise ships and other related types of carriers owe one of the highest duties of care to their passengers. A recent extreme case of accusations of negligence related to this relationship, is the situation with the Italian Ship Crash.
Some examples of the types of actionable injuries incurred on cruise ships include:
- Slip and Fall or Trip and Fall
- Food Poisoning
- Assault by crew members, or other passengers
- Sexual Battery
- Wrongful Death
Bear in mind, however, that many cruise lines limit the way in which you can pursue a claim. For example, by purchasing a ticket or signing a waiver, you may have agreed to file a claim within a certain period of time. Additionally, many cruise lines will require that you file suit in the city in which the line is based, so you may need to hire an out of state attorney.
Find a Cruise Ship Lawyer in your area, or one in a different state to get your case started today. Many lawyers offer free initial consultations to get a better sense of your case. Additionally, many personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you pay little or no upfront costs.
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