Cruises offer the opportunity to visit exotic ports of call and embark on fun, exciting tours, but many of these destinations have safety standards and practices that are lax by U.S. standards. Permissive safety laws and regulations and depressed economic conditions can combine to make these locations dangerous for cruise passengers. Our Miami cruise injury lawyers pursue claims on behalf of passengers who pursue lawsuits against cruise lines for injuries incurred during shore excursions.
In this blog post, our Florida cruise accident attorneys review a case involving a passenger who suffered devastating injuries in a fall when the ground beneath him collapsed in a port of call. The passenger and his wife were on a Holland America cruise from San Diego to Mazatlán, Mexico. The cruise line sold a tour to the couple operated by a Mexican company that took the couple to a place called Cliff Diver’s Plaza. The passenger was hurt when he fell after pavement at the site collapsed beneath him as he was walking. Continue reading →