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When are cruise ships liable for injuries occurring on the ship?

On Behalf of | Feb 9, 2021 | Cruise Ship Injuries

There are many different ways that people in New York get away and do various things on their vacations. They may go to other countries to visit various places and other cultures. They may go to beach resorts, the mountains, places for the children and many other places. Many will also go on cruise ships and may combine a few of the destinations stated above in the process. Cruise ships can provide unique opportunities for people’s vacations and can be very enjoyable.

Like many other places though, people can also be involved in accidents when they are on these cruise ships. These cruise ship accidents can result in serious injuries to those involved as well. These injuries can require significant medical treatment and in some situations the people may never fully recover from the injuries. So, in addition to dealing with the physical ailments the victims of the accidents may also suffer financially as well.

Proving liability for cruise ship injuries

Injuries can occur in many ways and accidents can occur in a variety of ways. Not every accident is the fault of the cruise ship and therefore the cruise ship is not always liable for the damages that occur as a result of the accident.

In order for the cruise ship to be liable for the injuries, the cruise ship operator must be negligent. This means that a reasonably careful operator would have rectified the hazard or taken steps to protect the passengers from it. This extends to their actions of the crew members. If their actions were negligent and the cause of the accident, the cruise ship owner could also be held liable.

Proving who was liable for the accident can be very valuable for people from New York who have been injured on cruise ships. If the cruise ship operator is liable for the injury, they may need to compensate the victim for the injuries they suffer as a result. These can be complicated cases though and consulting with experienced attorneys could be beneficial.