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Shore Excursion Injury Lawyer

Cruise Excursion Accident Attorney

One of the benefits of a cruise is the ability to take shore excursions in exotic, tropical locales. Unfortunately, many passengers are hurt in accidents during these short adventures each year. Contact a maritime attorney with extensive experience litigating shore excursion injury cases to learn about your options for monetary compensation for an injury suffered on a shore excursion.

Since 1998, Paul M. Hoffman has guided clients through personal injury lawsuits against cruise ship companies. We work diligently to investigate all aspects of your injury to properly assess liability and any contributory factors. Once liability has been determined, we will attempt to negotiate with the company to reach a beneficial settlement. If a settlement can't be agreed upon, we are confident in our ability to represent clients in court.

Hold the Cruise Line Accountable for Their Actions · Contact Hoffman Law Firm

A wide range of situations can lead to a passenger on a shore excursion to be injured, including:

  • Snorkeling and swimming
  • Injured on tender boat
  • Vehicle accidents
  • People robbed at gunpoint
  • Violent crimes such as muggings
  • Equipment failures on tours and rides
  • Premises liability matters such as slippery steps

The cruise line sells shore excursions to passengers. They make a substantial commission doing so. But they try and insulate themselves from liability by making these shore excursion operators independent contractors. The cruise line has an obligation to select competent independent contractors. These contractors basically run all aspects of the shore excursions. They are not supervised by the cruise line. If they are not trained properly or are negligent in their duties, the cruise line may be held responsible if it was careless in selecting the shore excursion operator or it knew or should have known about dangers in areas off the ship where the passengers are expected to visit and which the passenger would not discover using reasonable care. The law says that the cruise line has a duty to warn passengers of the types of danger they could encounter on shore. Hoffman Law Firm will investigate whether or not the cruise line did everything that they are legally obligated to do to protect you.

Hoffman Law Firm — Helping Clients Nationwide

If you have questions regarding passenger injuries ashore, contact the Hoffman Law Firm at 954-707-5040 or complete the contact form on this website. We offer a free consultation, and services in English or Spanish.