Who Is Entitled to Financial Compensation for Personal Injury in a Cruise Ship Accident?

If the injured party can prove that the cruise line or crew failed to exercise reasonable care, the injured party may be entitled to compensation. Compensation depends on the cause of the incident, prerequisites stated on the ticket or in the contract with the cruise line and the severity of injuries.

If the injured party can prove that the cruise line or crew failed to exercise care that a reasonable party would have (or that in the circumstances the law requires for the protection of other persons or the interests of other persons) the injured party may be entitled to compensation. Each case is singular in terms of the type of physical and emotional trauma and incidental financial losses suffered. Moreover, entitlement for compensation depends on:

  • The cause of the incident;
  • Prerequisites stated on the ticket or in the contract with the cruise line;
  • The severity of injuries suffered.

If an injured party has suffered due to negligent behavior, he or she has the right to be compensated for physical or emotional injury and harm to his or her property and/or financial status. If you have been the victim of a cruise accident, contact Mr. Cleary and find out about your chances for a valid claim.

What to Do in Case of a Serious Personal Injury Onboard a Cruise Ship

In case serious personal injuries occur onboard a cruise ship, it is important to know what exactly needs to be done. Passengers are advised to:

  • Report the incident to the security department of the ship
  • Visit the doctor on board, or if the injuries are severe ask to be transferred to a hospital on land
  • Document the circumstances of the accident, take pictures of the surrounding conditions, write down contact details of potential witnesses
  • If they were the victim of a crime, ask the crew to report it to the FBI
  • Carefully read the contract on the back of the cruise ticket and make sure they respect the protocol
  • File a written incident report to the cruise ship operating company within six months
  • Contact a maritime attorney as soon as possible

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