Many passengers do not pay mind to their tickets. Those who gather enough money to go on a cruise are excited to experience their vacation while overseas on a cruise. Who wouldn’t? What many passengers fail to understand is that within their tickets, there is very valuable information about what they would have to do if they were injured while on board the aquatic vessel. Because a passenger never imagines that it will happen to them, they do not bother to read the fine prints embedded in their ticket. A passenger that plans on filing a lawsuit against the cruise line company should have knowledge of the information within their ticket.
It is vital that the passenger follows all the steps on the ticket. These contracts are written by the cruise line company’s lawyers that try to make the contract in a way as to limit the possibilities of a passenger being able to file a lawsuit. With every defense, there is an offense of which our maritime law experts are educated of. The firm knows how to counter these contracts that have been established by the cruise line. Even if a passenger may believe that they have no rights, maritime laws were built for that reason, to protect them of such limitations.
Ticket Contracts Restrictions Detailed
If a passenger were to endure an injury while on board a cruise ship and failed to read the contract within the ticket, it can be detrimental for them. The chances of filing a claim against the cruise line company for negligence will be ruined because they did not read the valuable information written on the ticket. Here are some restrictions found within these tickets:
- For most cruise line companies, the cruise ticket will state how the passenger must provide notice within 4 to 6 months of having had the accident before they can even file a claim.
- In addition to the notice requirement, the statute of limitations is often shortened when compared to other personal injury claims. They allow one year from the date that the accident took place.
- Within the ticket will be listed the court and city in which the victim has to go to file their claim even though the cruise may not have even visited that city. The vast majority of cases require being filed in Miami, FL.
Missing the deadlines or not filing in the correct location, can be reasons for the court to dismiss the victim’s case even if the cruise line was clearly liable. A person suffering an injury on board does not want their shot at recovering for their damages thrown out the window because they did not take the time to read their ticket. Percy Martinez and his team of Miami personal injury attorneys provide free legal advice to all those planning on taking a cruise.
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