Cruise Tender Accidents - Miami Admiralty Law Firm - Florida Maritime Attorney
If You're Involved in a Cruise Tender Accident as You're Ferried Across a Waterway, South Florida Maritime Personal Injury Attorney Robert Gross Can Help
When you're a passenger on a cruise ship, one of the most memorable parts of your trip can be shore excursions at various ports of call. To get from the cruise ship to land, often you'll be asked to board a smaller boat called a tender. The job of these tenders is to ferry passengers from one location to another in a safe and efficient manner. Unlike the cruise ship, however, tender operators are often locals who own their own boat. They may be inexperienced or careless, and that can lead to an injury that they can be held accountable for. Sometimes, the tender operator aims for maximum efficiency and navigates his vessel at unsafe speeds, in an attempt to transport as many passengers as possible.
If you're injured on a tender vessel, you should report it to your cruise operator as soon as possible. A boat tender operator is responsible for the proper operation, maintenance and insurance of his vessel and can be held responsible for paying for your medical treatment. In some instances, the cruise line's insurance will extend to passengers on a tender.
Miami maritime lawyer Robert Gross can help investigate cruise tender accidents and determine culpability. Call 305-670-9009 to schedule a free consultation. No lawyer fees or court cost are charged unless Robert Gross recovers a monetary award for you.