The warm weather, abundant food, and exotic tropical destinations, entice many Minnesota residents to travel to Florida to embark on a Caribbean cruise. Unfortunately, some Minnesotans suffer injuries while on their cruise. Injuries on cruise ships involve various legal complexities such as: forum selection clauses, time limitations for filing claims or lawsuits, jurisdiction, and contractual limitations on liability.
Injuries suffered on cruise ships may include:
- Slip and fall
- Assault including sexual assault
- Injury from falling objects
- Injuries suffered during shore excursions
- Falling overboard
- Negligent security
- Injuries relating to food or alcohol consumption
Since these massive cruise ships are floating cities, travelers are essentially exposed to most of the dangers of everyday life, and perhaps more.
Laws and contracts governing injuries that occur on cruise ships are complex and tend to favor the cruise line. If a Minnesotan is injured during a cruise they, or their loved ones, should immediately contact a qualified attorney licensed in Florida, or Florida and Minnesota so that their claim may be evaluated.
Attorney Mark C. Santi is licensed to Practice Law in Minnesota, Florida, and New York.