Vancouver Cruise Ship Injuries
More than one million cruise ship passengers arrive in or depart from Vancouver, British Columbia every year. While the vast majority of those people will enjoy their time aboard a cruise ship, there will be some who will be injured through a slip and falls, trip and falls, assaulted by crew members or fall ill from various contagious diseases such as the Norovirus. Every cruise line has a contract of carriage that will attempt to limit the location where a lawsuit can be launched against a cruise line for their negligence. These locations are usually in Miami, Florida, Los Angeles, California, or Seattle, Washington, depending on the cruise line.
The cruise lines do not advise that Canadian law and international conventions can apply to your claim if you are on a cruise that arrives in or departs from Vancouver. Canadian Federal Maritime Law which incorporates am international convention called the Athens Convention on Passengers at Sea states that a claim can be commenced at the departure point or arrival point on your cruise itinerary. The same federal law would apply for any claim you may have for an injury on BC Ferries or other passenger vessels.
How Can Warnett Hallen Help Me?
The boating accident lawyers at Warnett Hallen LLP have years of experience representing accident victims in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia. If you’ve been injured on a cruise ship, ferry, or other passenger vessels, rest assured that we will hold the negligent party responsible and demand maximum compensation on your behalf.
If you’re ready to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation.