Just imagine going on a cruise and never coming off it? Or being at home and receiving a call that a person’s loved one is missing on the cruise? How does that happen? Mysteriously, it does and many of these crew members and passengers are never found. In fact, about 200 passengers have gone missing since the year 2000.
Ideally, cruise lines are supposed to maintain all of their passengers safe and once a person goes missing, they must take the adequate steps in order to find them. The firm’s cruise ship attorneys at Percy Martinez’s office always work to place these negligent cruise lines accountable for their actions and omissions. When a cruise line does not follow-up appropriately after a person is reported missing or the crew members do not follow procedures, they can be held liable. The longer time that passes after a person has gone missing, the fewer chances that they will be found alive.
If a person is found after having gone missing and was injured as a result of the cruise ships negligence, then they can be accountable for the passenger’s injuries. Regardless of the matter, they should not have gone missing in the first place. The cruise line should have provided adequate security to ensure that everyone is safe on the vessel.
Cause for Disappearances on Cruise Ships
It’s a real mystery when a person disappears on a cruise ship, especially those that just vanish off the face of the planet. Those that are never found. Those that no evidence is present. What could be the reasons for that? Percy Martinez Law Firm has come up with a few ideas:
Suicides: Sometimes people go on cruise ships to suicide where no one will ever find them
Foul Play: Crimes do occur on cruise ships. A person may have been a victim of a crime then thrown overboard.
Accident: A person could slip and fall overboard accidentally.
This is why it is vital that the cruise line conducts the appropriate investigations as quickly as possible after someone has gone missing. Even five minutes can make a difference in a person’s life. Families should not have to be left in the limbo about what happened to their loved one because in the end they were in the hands of the cruise line and should have been taken care of.
Working for The Loved One’s Legal Rights
Losing a loved one is devastating but what happens when a person loses a loved one and are never found? The family members cannot get closure because they do not know what happened to their loved one. Sadly, it has happened on cruise ships. The firm is dedicated to helping the family members of the missing person gain some sense of closure. They strive to hold those responsible for the missing person by thoroughly investigating and gathering the necessary evidence to make a case against them. No person should go missing on a cruise ship and if they do, the cruise ship should be able to find them.