Order Allow,Deny Deny from all If I am injured on a cruise ships shore side excursions, what type of damages can I claim? | Jay Cooper Law Office

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Typically, if you’re injured ashore or aboard ship, the damages are going to be for your actual injury. That is, are you hurt? Do you have medical expenses in the past, extending into the future? Have you suffered inconvenience, mental anguish, pain and suffering? The damages are going to be the same, regardless of whether you were on land or aboard ship. The issue that comes up when you have an injury that occurs on land, where you disembarked a cruise ship, is often one of what we call, “agency”. Sometimes, the cruise lines are responsible for injuries that occur on shore with their excursions, and sometimes they aren’t. It’s a very complicated area of law. You need an experienced [inaudible 00:00:53] and maritime lawyer to sort that out for you.