Cruise Justice

Does the ticket you’re given when you buy a cruise represent an agreement, a true meeting of minds?


The limitations on passengers’ rights are imposed on the weaker party (the passenger), the the stronger party (the cruise line).

That’s why passengers on the many ill-fated Carnival voyages and the tragedy of the Concordia will not be able to hold the lines accountable.

Some of the restrictions imposed include: severe caps on damages, short statutes of limitation, distant forum requirements and elimination of class actions.

Cruise corporations operate out of foreign countries (eg: Panama, Liberia) to avoid regulation and U.S. taxes on U.S. passengers’ fares. They also spend big money to lobby against U.S. legislation that would protect consumers’ rights.

If the lines were held accountable, we wouldn’t see the likes of Costas’ “captain coward,” or so many sick (5,542 people in 2012), or so many lost lives (32 on Concordia).

This is just another example of corporations putting profits over people when they are left to regulate themselves, and can’t be sued.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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