Cruise Ship/Hotel/Recreational Injuries
Holding Hotels, Resorts And Excursion Operators Liable
People are often the most vulnerable when they are on vacation. When they arrive at their destinations, they are ready to relax, and they put their trust in the staff at the hotel or resort. While they are on vacation, they want to engage in fun, exhilarating outdoor activities. Without thinking about it, people often put the same amount of trust in the instructors who take them parasailing or scuba diving as they do in their airline pilots.
Unfortunately, that trust is often misplaced. Instructors for excursions — such as scuba diving or zip lining — often have inadequate training, and their ineptness threatens the safety of others.
At Driggers, Schultz & Herbst, we represent clients from Michigan and across the nation who were injured on cruise ships, hotels or resorts while participating in recreational activities involving:
- Zip lining
- Scuba diving
- Boating accidents
- Jet Skiing
- Swimming pools
- Excursions or tours
- Roller coasters
Inadequate Training And Equipment
Hotels, resorts and excursion operators often skimp on maintenance, training, supervision and material. Often, design defects and flawed materials go unnoticed. Our experienced recreational injury lawyer works with experts who can discuss the duties of the parks and identify the negligence that led to serious accidents.
Instructors for excursions — such as scuba diving or zip lining — are not trained adequately. Teenagers or young adults need summer jobs, and they are put in positions without proper instruction or supervision. For example, in one recent zip line accident case, our Michigan-based lawyer asked an instructor how often the tensile material on the zip line was replaced. The instructor didn’t even know what tensile material was.
Does Signing A Waiver Of Liability Mean You Will Not Receive Compensation?
Many excursions require participants to sign liability waivers, which attempt to remove the business’s liability in the event of an accident. However, even if you signed a waiver, you may still be able to receive compensation. An experienced recreational injury attorney may be able to prove that the waiver of liability is ineffective.
Contact A Michigan-Based Sports Injury Lawyer
If you or your child was injured in an excursion or tour, you may be wondering whether you have a case. Learn more about our counseling service and receive an assessment of your case in a free initial consultation. We can be reached through an online contact form or by calling 248-649-6000.