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Are Cruise Ships liable for the injuries they cause?

As a result of the wreck of the Italian cruise ship recently, national attention has become focused on the safety of cruise ships. As the evidence is rolling out it is becoming apparent that this cruise ship and many others under staff their ships with underpaid workers from foreign countries. Many of these crew members do not even speak the language of the passengers. When emergencies do occur the ships and their crews are unprepared to engage in emergency rescue measures and the rescue boats are not being tested often enough to ensure a safe rescue of passengers. As if this is not enough, ships as we seen, are run by people like Captain Francesco Schittno who, rather than being the captain that goes down with the ship, flees to safety.

The international waters or being near or in a foreign country do not protect these unsafe cruise ships and cruise ship companies from law suits brought in the United States for their negligence and the harms they cause.

If you have been injured on a cruise ship call Ryan Hodge at 316-269-1414.


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