While this article is about 2 years old now, much of the information enclosed is still accurate. When you purchase a ticket for a cruise vacation, you are potentially limiting your rights.
It’s all fun and margaritas when you first book a cruise. But that “ticket” is actually a contract that can run more than a dozen pages, and gives away more rights to the cruise ship company than you may realize.
From Reuters.com (read the entire article here):
What you sign away when you buy a cruise ticket
You also may be potentially limiting your rights to file injury claims and sue a cruise line if you were to suffer an injury in a serious accident (like slipping on wet decks, breaking bones or incurring a concussion).
Per the article, here are seven rights you sign away when you buy a cruise ship ticket.
- The right to privacy.
- The right to show off your pictures.
- The right to be repaid if your jewelry gets stolen or your luggage gets accidentally dropped in the Caribbean.
- The right to count on that vacation.
- The right to sue when and where you want.
- The right to ask for sizeable punitive damages.
- The right to be legitimately upset.
Can cruise ship injury lawyers help passengers?
If you were hurt, suffered injuries or other damages while on a cruise ship – and believe the accident occurred through no fault of your own – you should contact a cruise ship injury lawyer. They have experience representing injured passengers. They also have experience fighting against the cruise line, insurance companies and other parties on their client’s behalf.
A free consultation with a lawyer can help answer your questions and can help provide legal direction.
At Waks and Barnett, P.A., we’ve been helping injured cruise ship passengers for more than 25 years. We’ve seen just about every type of injury – as well as sexual assaults, severe sickness, near-drownings and death. We’ve been able to help passengers get compensation for their injuries to help cover the costs of medical care and lost wages from missed time at work.
If you believe you have a claim against a cruise line – like Carnival Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Disney Cruises, Celebrity Cruise and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines – or even if you’re unsure about your options – you should speak with cruise ship injury lawyers who have years of experience representing passengers and crewmembers. Call Waks and Barnett, P.A. at 1-800-905-2891 for a free consultation. We can help with the frustration and confusion you and your family may be experiencing.