An excursion can be an exciting addition to any cruise vacation, but they may be more unregulated than you think.
Excursion activities often include things like horseback riding, diving and snorkeling, “booze” cruising, zip-lining, and boat tours. If an accident occurs during one of these activities, the resulting cases are typically unique and complicated, because they occur in foreign countries and with foreign businesses. You need an experienced maritime attorney when a serious personal injury or death occurs on a shore excursion. We regularly handle excursion cases and can help you recover for injuries on them.
While these accidents often occur in foreign countries, you may still be able to hold the liable parties accountable in the United States. Jurisdiction involves the question of whether a court has the power to hear a case involving a foreign defendant. Our lawyers understand how to establish jurisdiction over foreign shore excursion companies to hold them accountable for their negligence.
Just because you signed a liability waiver does not automatically mean you cannot recover for your injuries. Many waivers are unenforceable or do not sufficiently disclaim liability for the excursion company. Families of those killed or injured during a shore excursion may also have the legal right to pursue a recovery.
Crime in port
Tour and excursion operators know more about the risks than you. They may be liable for failing to warn of the risk of crime if they knew or should have known of it.
Duck Boats are a common, yet often overlooked attraction in South Florida, especially in Miami Beach. Duck boats originated as an amphibious military vehicle in WWII and have since become specialty attractions in cities with waterways due to their ability to easily transition from roadways to rivers, canals, lakes and other bodies of water. However, the dangers posed from riding in these duck boats are often overlooked. Just like any other vehicle, there are serious risks and accidents that passengers may be prone to as a result of operator negligence or lack of safety training offered to the vehicle’s passengers. Duck boat operators have an obligation to keep their customers and passengers safe. If a passenger is injured or dies while in their care, the owner may be liable to pay for those damages.Back to Boating Accidents