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Cruise line shore excursions are meant for vacation entertainment, but sometimes the safety measures taken by companies are lacking compared to the safety measures enforced in the United States. This means that vacationers may experience personal injury due to lack of safety standards by participating in shore excursions. In this video, Miami cruise ship accident attorney Mike Eidson details a case handled by our firm involving three plaintiffs who were seriously injured as a result of a jitney accident in the Caribbean and the negligence that led to the accident. Our personal injury attorneys serve clients worldwide from our office in Miami.
Most shore excursions occur in cruise line cases in third-world countries, not in necessarily the United States. As a matter of fact, rarely in the United States. It’s usually in the islands, it might be somewhere in Central America, sometimes in South America and the road facilities, the safety facilities in those particular countries are not the same as the United States. It’s the cruise line’s responsibility to make sure that a shore excursion is safe and that it’s operated safely with good, working equipment. I handled another case for three plaintiffs who were seriously injured in a third world country, one of the islands in the Caribbean, they were on a jitney tour and this particular shore excursion company had used these jitneys made in the 1950s which were clearly outdated, clearly dangerous, but they were fixed up, painted up, patched up to make it look really neat. But in fact, they were incredibly dangerous and in this particular case, the axles actually broke on the shore excursion and caused this jitney to roll down a mountain, seriously injuring a lot of people and we were able to prove through investigation, through witnesses, that the shore excursion company had a reputation for this and that the cruise line actually knew about it and did nothing to make sure that they changed out their transportation on these jitneys. Contact our lawyers at (305) 476-7400 or contact our website at Colson.com for more information.
Are shore excursions on cruises safe? Ideally, yes – however, due to lax safety regulations in other countries, sometimes the equipment used on shore excursions is either old or defective and unsafe. This can lead to devastating personal injuries for vacationers. In this video, Miami cruise ship accident attorney Mike Eidson describes a past case our firm has handled involving a jitney accident in the Caribbean that seriously injured many people.
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