Cruise Line Profits Rank Over Passenger Safety
After the Miami New Times discovered that an ex-Carnival employee who was fired for sexual assault quickly found work on another ship along with another sent back to India after molesting a child, the news source decided to do some digging. They discovered a long-standing tradition of these cruise lines protecting their profits over passenger safety.
About Cruise Injuries
Cruise ships bring a number of potential safety hazards inherent to a marine environment. This includes corrosion from salt water, sea spray, and water tracked into high traffic areas from pool areas. Spilled drinks, wet or foreign substances, food in restaurants, loose flooring to water tracked in by guests using the swimming pools, even dim lighting in stairwells and hallways are all common causes of slip and falls.
Profits Shouldn’t Outrank Passenger Safety
The Miami New Times released an expose highlighting that cruise lines have a pattern of putting their profits above passenger safety. For example, New Times discovered that cruise ships won’t spend the money on lifeguards. This is due to an obscure, nearly 100-year-old law that doesn’t hold cruise lines liable for a death at sea. The only responsibility for the cruise would be funeral costs, which are cheaper than employing a lifeguard.
Another cost-saving measure that cruise lines use is substandard medical care. There are multiple instances of passengers receiving bad care that caused to their death. Many times, the onboard medical facility is closed.
The biggest way cruise ships could save passengers is by installing a man-overboard detection system. The system costs between $300,000 and $500,000 per ship. However, the technology could save thousands. Yet, cruise lines don’t want to incur the cost. Plus, the companies also don’t want to lose the time at sea to false alarms.
Cruise lines protect themselves. Therefore, let us protect you.
We Can Help Cruise Ship Victims
At The Michael Brady Lynch Firm, our lawyers have decades of experience helping injured people get justice and full compensation for injuries caused by negligence. Given that lawsuits against cruise ships are in a venue favorable to the cruise lines, it is incredibly important to have an experienced attorney with ample resources to prosecute your claim. The Michel Brady Lynch Firm regularly takes on the largest corporations in the world with a track record of proven success and results. Contact The Michael Brady Lynch Firm today, and our attorneys will review your case for free and help you protect your rights. For your complimentary consultation, call our office now.