Cruise ships are known for their multitude forms of entertainment and activities. While there are various activities that a passenger can perform while on a cruise, the technological equipment associated with their use and the function of the cruise ship might be faulty. When a defective equipment causes the injury of another, the victim can seek legal action through what is known as “product liability”. With product liability, the designer, the manufacturer, the operator, and even the cruise line could be found liable for the injury deriving from the equipment used while on board.
Passengers, just like crew members, can suffer extreme injuries when the cruise ship’s equipment is improperly maintained, not operated accordingly, or is defective. While there are various parties that could be held liable for a defective equipment overseas, the cruise line has to ensure that the equipment is properly maintained, inspected, and operated as it should be. Product liability Miami overseas lawyers are aware of the multitude of technological equipment that cruise ships use on a day to day basis. Many types of equipment on board a cruise ship have been known to cause injuries and even deaths.
Passengers and crew members need to be educated on the various ways to use certain equipment and how to spot warning signs that an equipment might not be functioning well. A poorly designed, improperly manufactured, incorrectly operated, inadequately maintained, or not inspected equipment, can all be factors in a defective equipment.
Equipment That Can Malfunction While On Board a Cruise Ship
Some equipment that has been known to malfunction and can be faulty on a cruise ship include, but not limited to:
- Recreational equipment
- Sliding doors
If the cruise line is aware of a faulty equipment, they must place a warning sign visible to all passengers. They must also block off the area so no one can have access to it. If passengers are faced with a faulty equipment, they must immediately warn the crew members to reduce the possibility of another passenger suffering an injury from the defective equipment. Some common examples of faulty equipment include a sliding door closing too fast or the handrails of a staircase coming loose.
Maritime and Product Liability Attorneys
Cruise ship lines do not only have to ensure that their passengers are having a good time and having their money worth, but they also have to ensure their safeness while in their presence. When a cruise line company fails to follow security measures and inspections of their equipment, they can be found liable for the passengers and crew members injury. Maritime experts and cruise ship attorneys from Percy Martinez Law Firm Miami location have seen victims of defective equipment suffer catastrophic injuries as a result. For this reason, the firm is determined to succeed at winning the cases of their clients.
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