- Cruise companies can sometimes be held liable for injuries suffered by passengers who take excursions from their cruise ships.
- A recent suit, filed by a North Carolina woman, alleges that Carnival Cruise Lines and an excursion provider were negligent when helping her from the boat to the dock.
- The suit alleges that, as a result of the defendants’ negligence, the plaintiff fell and was seriously injured.
Cruise companies are often found liable for injuries suffered by passengers on board cruise vessels. Major cruise companies, such as Carnival and Royal Caribbean, are sued on a weekly basis for all manner of injuries suffered while under their care, including sexual assaults and slip-and-falls.
Many cruise ship passengers would be surprised to learn that cruise companies can sometimes be liable for injuries suffered by passengers on excursion.
On December 9th North Carolina resident Tiffany Larson filed suit against Carnival Corp. and Ocean Vibes Scuba & Watersports LTD, dba Grand Turk Shore Excursions in the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division.
She had purchased an excursion on December 15th, 2015, and trusted that the companies would do their part to ensure her safety during the excursion. Instead, Larson was injured, allegedly due to the defendants’ negligence.
According to the suit, the defendants failed in their duty to help Larson transfer safely from the boat to the dock, resulting in her falling and suffering significant injury.
Her suit seeks damages, interest, and other relief.