Well…it certainly seems like it.
Cruise lines are publicly traded companies. Their end goal is to generate profit for their investors. The more money they make, the happier everyone is.
Because of this, the cruise lines (and their representing attorneys) will try to avoid as many legal issues as possible. Paying out large sums of money to passengers who were hurt or injured or medically impaired while taking a cruise vacation does not help the bottom line.
How do the Cruise Lines Work to Avoid Lawsuits and Financial Payouts?
There are a number of ways the cruise line try to minimize lawsuits. First, within their ticketing contract, they will often state they are not responsible for injuries, sickness, etc.
They will also dictate where lawsuits have to be filed (this can limit an injured party from taking action quickly). They will also dictate when lawsuits have to be filed (often within 6 months to a year of the injury – plus, they must be notified of a pending lawsuit within a certain period of time as well).
On top of this, injured passengers may have to deal with cruise line representatives who can slow down the process (this happens when passengers try to remedy the situation themselves and without the aid of a cruise ship personal injury lawyer).
Should You Contact A Personal Injury Lawyer for Help Battling the Cruise Lines?
The simple answer is probably yes. If nothing else, if you were injured on a cruise ship and feel you have a case, a call with attorneys who are experienced filing lawsuits against the cruise lines can quickly spread light on your potential case.
Waks and Barnett personal injury attorneys have successfully represented passengers who have been seriously injured, hurt or medically impaired while on a cruise vacation for over 25 years.
We also represent crewmembers who were injured while working on cruise ships and commerical vessels.
Whether your accident occurred on a Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Disney or Princess cruise – or any of the other cruise lines out there, we can help you.
How can we help you? Call us at 800-905-2891.