CRUISE SHIP ACCIDENTS
Injuries and accidents can happen anywhere, including cruise ships. A cruise ship operator must exercise reasonable care for the safety of its passengers in accordance with International Maritime Organization's Safety of Life at Sea regulations and other applicable codes and will be held liable for passenger injuries caused by negligence or willful actions.
However, injury claims that happen on land are not handled in the same manner as injury claims that arise from cruise ship accidents at sea. Design standards and codes that apply to ships can present unique challenges in regards to determining the cause of an accident. Our team has the experience to determine which standards should be applicable to the cruise ship and if these standards have been met.