What is Cruise Ship Liability? Part 2

Now, in Part 2 of “What is Cruise Ship Liability” we’ll wrap up our extensive Travel Liability series with another in-depth look at how a skilled Personal Injury attorney must present a cruise operator’s negligence to a judge. We’ll also take the opportunity to dive deeper into the complexities behind “willful intent” and what that means within the scope of Personal Injury law. Finally, we’ll provide an experienced attorney’s insight into foreseeability on the part of cruise ship employees, carefully explaining the ins-and-outs of “reasonable care” to better inform our readers of this common legal term.

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What is Cruise Ship Liability? Part 1

Where hotel and airline liability are fairly concise in what’s required for an outcome in favor of the plaintiff, cruise line liability becomes murky when dealing with Maritime Law (also known as “admiralty law”). Every common carrier (rail line, bus line, airline, and cruise line) must exercise reasonable care for passengers. There is no exception to this law. In the event of negligence on the part of a cruise line, admiralty law supplies that the cruise operator will be held liable for any passenger injuries caused by “willful actions”.

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What is Airline Liability?

In 2018, we’ve all used airlines to get us anywhere we want to travel. Safer than railroads and faster than automobiles, airplanes cut down our travel time and provide the luxuries and comforts that other means of travel simply cannot. Travel today is not so much unlike it was in the early 1900s when air travel became the way to get from one coast to another more quickly than ever before. Aside from the convenience that remains the same, we’re still offered food and beverage in-flight, and safety precautions are still announced over the speakers.

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What is Hotel Liability?

In a matter of days Summer will officially be upon us, although most of us in Florida are already feeling the sweltering heat of the season. Aside from the heat, Summer is known for being a time of BBQ, swimming, sun, and of course, vacation. Whether we take that yearly trip to Walt Disney World, or go farther away, we’re most likely to stay at a hotel. We like to think of hotels as clean, relaxing home-away-homes where everything is taken care of and all we have to focus on is that much needed R&R. Unfortunately, hotels in recent years have let customer service and therefore their standards fall by the wayside.

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Dram Shop Laws Keep the Public Safe, Alcohol Out of the Hands of Minors

Dram shop laws are similar, but not entirely the same as another topic we’ve investigated here on the blog known as social host liability. Both of these laws are in place to discourage willingly serving alcohol to someone who is obviously already under the influence. However, this is not the only reason dram shop laws were enacted.

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