Can I Sue if I Get Sick On A Cruise?
Legal Information About Cruise Ship Virus Outbreaks
It is only in rare cases that cruise liner companies will be held legally responsible for cruise ship virus outbreak. In most cases, the cruise ship will argue — successfully — that getting sick is a necessary risk of spending time in close quarters with other people.
However, if a large cruise ship virus outbreak occurs that affects a high percentage of passengers, and if the cruise ship fails to take appropriate steps to prevent the spread of such diseases — such as quick quarantines — this might indicate a systemic problem with the cruise ship company's policies and procedures for which it may be responsible.
It is important for passengers to know that it is difficult to prove that cruise ship companies have liability for cruise ship virus outbreaks. Even so, if you suffered serious illness — such as food poisoning, a norovirus or Norwalk-like virus, influenza, coronavirus (COVID-19), or guinea worm infection — and if many other passengers also suffered serious illness, you should consult an attorney with experience investigating and analyzing cruise ship virus outbreak cases.
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We have other FAQ pages relating to cruise ship accidents and lawsuits against cruise liner companies:
- Can I sue for a cruise injury?
- Who do I sue and who pays me after a cruise ship accident?
- How long do I have to file a cruise ship accident lawsuit?
- Where do I file a personal injury claim against a cruise line?
- Do I need a lawyer if I was injured on a cruise ship?
You can also learn more about cruise ship lawsuits by reading about past cruise ship accident cases handled by the Florida personal injury law firm of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano.
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