So – you or someone you know has been injured on a cruise ship, or during and on-shore excursion. Whether it was a sexual assault, slip and fall, or another kind of injury, you’d like to know if you have a case against the cruise line. You’d like to know how to go about investigating what to do next. This blog will help you with that.
The simple answer to the question “do I have a case?” is to let a professional help you with answering that question. So many times people listen to their family and friends, and miss out on seeking justice because someone has told them that what happened was their fault, and the cruise line could not possible be held responsible.
Take this hypothetical example: Suppose you and your family go on a cruise and decide to take advantage of a snorkeling excursion which is being offered by the cruise company. During the snorkeling adventure, one of the kids sees a shiny object off in the distance and tries to go investigate. As the child swims out, a sudden under-current pulls them under the water. The child is rescued in time to save their life, but as a result of having been under water too long, they suffer mild brain damage.
Now, some may say that the child, or the parents, are at fault. This may or may not be true. There are a number of questions to answer in order to determine fault. In fact, in many cases such as this, the cruise line may be found to be at fault! This is because, often times they are aware of this kind of danger, in this scenario the undercurrent, but they don’t always make it clear to the passengers.
If you, or someone you know, has been injured on a cruise ship, or during an excursion, call us immediately. We at Hickey law Firm have the experience necessary to help you seek justice.