How Victims of the New Zealand Carnival Cruise Accident Can File a Claim
Volcanos are amazing sights to see for tourists on a cruise in New Zealand. Carnival Cruises ships that visit New Zealand often include volcano tours as options for shore excursions, taking passengers as close as possible to these natural wonders. However, negligence on the part of Carnival Cruises or the tour companies they work with in New Zealand could put passengers at risk, bringing them into immediate danger if the volcano is more active than usual or erupts during the tour.
If your loved one was injured or killed in a volcano eruption while on a shore excursion from a Carnival Cruises ship in New Zealand, the lawyers at Rivkind Margulies & Rivkind, P.A. might be able to help. Our shore excursion injury and wrongful death attorneys help families seek compensation for serious injuries and death related to accidents around volcanos in New Zealand and other adventure tourism sites. For a free legal consultation on your case, call our lawyers today at (866) 386-1762.
Lawyers Experienced in Handling Cruise Excursion and Tour Injuries in New Zealand
The lawyers at Rivkind Margulies & Rivkind have a history of helping families after serious injuries involving cruise ship shore excursion tours in New Zealand. Many articles and news stories discussing tourism injuries in New Zealand claim that local law in New Zealand works to protect the tourism industry and might block an injury victim’s ability to sue the responsible cruise line or tour company. Our attorneys know for a fact that this is not always the case because we have successfully brought claims against cruise ships or shore excursion companies on behalf of injury victims in New Zealand.
Many times, New Zealand law does not cover injury cases even though the accident took place there. Instead, companies like Carnival Cruises might dictate on their passenger tickets that any lawsuits against them are handled under Florida law or the law of another state. Additionally, U.S. maritime law might cover accidents that occur on cruise ships that left from an American port, and these laws might extend to shore excursions and tours operated by the cruise company or leaving directly from the ship.
These laws often help injury victims sue for their own injuries or the death or serious injury of a family member in a court in the United States. These laws are also more protective of individuals rather than the cruise companies or tour companies and might help victims get the financial compensation they need.
Suing Cruise Companies for Accidents on Volcano Tours
If you or a loved one was injured on a volcano tour in New Zealand or if a loved one was killed on one of these tours, our lawyers will work to hold the cruise company and the tour company responsible for your injuries and losses. A visit to a volcano should be operated with safety as the primary concern, and the tour operators should always check with experts to ensure that they do not bring passengers and tourists into dangerous areas. If the volcano has increased activity or there is an increased risk of an eruption, these companies should not bring passengers close enough to be injured.
If the cruise company or a subsidiary tour company that operates under them made a mistake by bringing your loved one within the danger zone around an active volcano, they may be responsible for the resulting injuries or death. It should always be up to the passenger to decide whether they want to undergo the risks of adventure tourism, and a cruise or tour operator that fails to properly notify or inform the passenger of the risks takes that opportunity away from them. In some cases, the tour company must also step in and cancel dangerous tours, opting to protect their passengers.
Courts can often hold these parties responsible for failing to take reasonable steps to properly inform passengers of the risks they could be taking or for failing to cancel obviously dangerous tours. In cases where the tour is operated directly by a cruise company like Carnival Cruises, the victims might be able to sue the cruise ship, crew, and cruise company directly for their negligence. Additionally, in cases where the cruise company hires out tours to third-party companies, the victims might still be able to sue the cruise company. However, in other cases, they may need to sue the touring company instead of the cruise company for their negligence in causing the accident.
Injuries on a volcano tour are not always caused by volcanic activity and disasters. Passengers can also be injured in bus or van accidents, helicopter or tour plane crashes, and boating accidents. Talk to a lawyer about any injuries sustained on a shore excursion in New Zealand.
Damages for Injuries and Wrongful Death in a Cruise Ship Volcano Tour Accident
Victims of injuries on shore excursions and their families might be entitled to sue the cruise company or tour company for the injuries they faced. This can allow them to claim compensation for medical bills, lost wages, additional transportation to get back home, and pain and suffering related to the injuries. If a member of your family was killed in an accident on a cruise or while touring volcanos on a shore excursion, you may be entitled to additional compensation. The damages you claim against a cruise company for wrongful death can often include damages for lost companionship, lost wages, lost household services, funeral and burial expenses, and other damages related to the loss of a loved one. Talk to one of our attorneys today for help understanding what your case might be worth.
Call Our Injury and Death Attorneys After a Volcano Tour Accident from a Cruise Ship
If your loved one was killed in an accident while on a volcano tour in New Zealand from a Carnival Cruise ship or any other cruise ship, contact Rivkind Margulies & Rivkind, P.A. Our cruise and shore excursion injury lawyers represent injury victims and the families of those tragically killed in cruise and tour accidents, and we fight to hold companies like Carnival Cruises responsible for any negligent acts or omissions that led to the injuries or death in your case. For a free legal consultation and help understanding what your case might be worth, call our attorneys today at (866) 386-1762.