Injuries sustained by cruise ship passengers while on excursion can be extremely complex to prosecute, and for this reason an experienced attorney could be a make-or-break difference in such a case.
Excursion injuries are not only usually sustained on foreign soil, but also may include multiple defendants including:
- Cruise lines
- Tour operators and their subsidiaries
- Contractors for tour operators
- Equipment manufacturers
Many passengers rely on the recommendations of cruise companies when making decisions relating to shore excursions. After a passenger is injured during a cruise vacation excursion, it is not uncommon to find that the cruise line was working in conjunction with the excursion provider, often times in a joint venture. In such cases the cruise companies may actually profit from the sale of the excursions.