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Car Accidents During an Onshore Excursion

On nearly every cruise, onshore excursions are offered to the passengers for them to be able to experience and explore the exotic locations they have traveled to, as well as to provide guests with an opportunity to enjoy themselves off of the boat. Many cruise lines will also offer excursions that are supervised by cruise staff for those who desire additional safety and comfort in a foreign location.

During these supervised excursions, cruise companies may offer transportation to get the cruise passengers to their destinations. When an accident occurs in a time like this, serious injuries can occur. It can be emotionally devastating and extremely stressful to sustain an injury during a vacation, but even more so in a foreign place where you are unfamiliar with the language, culture, and medical practices.

In many situations like this, the fault of the accident lies with the cruise company for failing to provide a safe mode of transportation, even onshore.

Causes of Onshore Car Accidents

When cruise staff members are responsible for driving cruise passengers to their destinations onshore, they must be very careful and attentive while driving. While an accident can be caused by any number of reasons, some of the most common reasons for an accident include:

  • Reckless driving
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Negligent driving

Vacations are meant to be fun and carefree, so when an accident occurs while being transported by the cruise company, it can be especially serious. During times like these, you should not have to face the resulting recovery and financial burdens alone.

Contact a Miami Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident while being transported by a cruise company or cruise staff member, it is important to consult with a cruise ship injury lawyer to find out if you are eligible for financial compensation. Thankfully, the Miami legal team at Louis A. Vucci, P.A., is here to answer all of your questions and have the experience necessary to help you through the entire process. Please contact our offices at (786) 375-0344 today to discuss the details of your case.