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Shore Excursion Accidents

 bungee jumping Our cruise ship shore excursion accident lawyers are experienced lawsuits involving injuries and deaths occurring while on a cruise ship sponsored shoreside excursion. Having previously represented the cruise ship companies for 19 years, the board certified maritime attorneys at the law firm of Brais Law Firm are in a unique position to help cruise ship passengers who have suffered personal injury or death due to an accident while off the cruise ship during a shoreside excursion. The lawyers at the law firm of Brais Law Firm with offices in Miami, Florida, Boston, Massachusetts and Houston, Texas are here to help cruise ship passengers injured during cruise ship shoreside excursion accidents.

Cruise ship passenger Injuries and accidents sometimes occur while visiting ports of call during a shoreside excursion. Cruise lines often argue that they are not responsible for “off-ship” injuries to their cruise passengers because of a signed waiver of liability clause or, alternatively, that the shoreside concessionaire is an “independent contractor” over whom the cruise line had no control. In certain instances, however, the law says otherwise. The cruise ship shore excursion accident lawyers at Brais Law Firm are experienced with assessing if a cruise line is liable for injuries occurring ashore during a cruise ship passenger’s shoreside excursion.

Is the Cruise Line Liable if I was Attacked While on Shore?

Very Possibly: Cruise lines are obligated to warn cruise ship passengers of known dangers in places where a cruise passenger was invited to or could reasonably be expected to visit. As such, if a cruise line does not warn of a dangerous area in a port of call that is known to the cruise line and a cruise ship passenger is attacked in that area, the cruise line may well be liable.

Is the Cruise Line Liable for an Accident That Occurred on an Excursion?

Possibly: Often times, an excursion ticket or contract contains exculpatory clauses purporting to relieve a cruise line and/or shoreside excursion company from liability arising from an accident or injury occurring during a shoreside excursion. These exculpatory clauses if narrowly and unambiguously worded have been enforced by certain courts to the benefit of shoreside excursion companies and cruise lines. Courts, however, generally do not like to enforce such clauses and an experienced maritime practitioner is needed to convince a judge why a particular clause is unenforceable thus, paving the way to a successful monetary resolution of your law suit against the cruise line and/or shoreside excursion company. Independent of your claim against a shoreside excursion company, a claim may exist against the cruise line for the negligent selection of the excursion company or based upon other legal theories.

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The attorneys at the law firm of Brais Law Firm have the experience to protect your rights, the compassion to serve your needs, and the skill to obtain the compensation you deserve. To reach our lawyers you may call 800-499-0551 from within the U.S., 305-416-2901 from within the State of Florida, or click Contact Us to complete a free case evaluation form.

Client Reviews
After my accident I contacted them right away. I was able to see them the same day and was kept in contact throughout the process. Everyone in the office was very accommodating, polite and professional. I highly recommend Brais Law and think very highly of their lead attorneys. They helped me WIN my case, and I am forever grateful. They went above and beyond to assist me. Thank you all so very much. H.S.
The entire law firm of Brais Law were extremely helpful in handling my snorkeling accident. The firm takes customer service to a new level, not only being readily available, but courteous, respectful, sympathetic, and empathetic. The firm, especially Keith and Karla, were always quick to return calls, offer updates, and provide guidance and information. There is no comparison when it comes to firms. If you need legal advice or representation, especially concerning maritime events, contact Keith and his crew first and save yourself a lot of time and heartache! J.C.
I was looking to refer a client injured on a cruise ship and had the pleasure of speaking to Keith. Keith was extremely helpful and he took time out of his day to provide some guidance. If you're looking for a Admiralty & Maritime /Personal Injury Lawyer in Florida, I would highly recommend Brais Law Firm! T.C.