Restrictions listed in the fine print on the back of your cruise ticket can affect your rights if you get hurt on the ship. Whether you are the victim of sexual assault on a cruise or suffer any other type of cruise ship injury, you may be restricted in where you can sue, when you can sue, and for how much you can sue.
Many cruise passengers are surprised to discover that all of the fine print on the back of their cruise ticket is legally binding language that significantly curtails the legal options open to them if something goes wrong.
Therefore, unless you like bad surprises, you should be sure to read the fine print before you buy your cruise. Most major cruise lines list their terms and conditions on their website so you can thoroughly review everything to which you will have to acquiesce if you decide to buy a ticket.
Nonetheless, whether you did or did not read your ticket once you go on the cruise if something goes wrong, make certain you consult with cruise ship rape lawyers or cruise ship injury attorneys at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. to identify your options.
If you read, the terms and conditions of your cruise after having bought your ticket and you do not agree with them it is important to understand your options are limited.
What to Do If You Don’t Agree with the Terms and Conditions on Your Cruise Ticket
Cruise lines are not willing to negotiate with passengers when it comes to clauses that are included in the cruise ticket contract. As a result, once purchased you can either go on the cruise with the full awareness that you are giving up your rights and that the limitations imposed by the ticket are likely to be enforced, or you can cancel the cruise and try to find a different line that does not impose the same restrictions.
However, in many cases cancelling comes with a price. The terms and conditions of the ticket typically specify that you forfeit some or all of the money that you paid to book the cruise in the event of a cancellation. Consequently, if you decide to go on the cruise and something goes wrong you need to act quickly and strategically to minimize loses and maximize your potential for redress and compensation. The best way to do this is to contact attorneys at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. as soon as possible for help in working to get full and fair compensation for your case within the confines of the restrictions imposed upon you.