Claims for tour boat accidents and injuries may be confused with those occurring on cruise ships, but the fact is that these are two very different types of vessels. A cruise ship is basically a floating hotel, which stays out on the open seas for days, or weeks, at a time whereas tour boats are much smaller, and they’re designed for day or night excursions lasting only a few hours.
By law, a tour boat operator has to provide a reasonable margin of safety for his passengers and crew including:
If you have been injured — or your loved one has been killed—in a tour boat accident, only an experienced maritime injury and wrongful death lawyer can help to establish the circumstances of the accident and bring the culpable parties (the ship’s owner, its captain, or a member of its crew) to account. You should at least be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and inconvenience; more serious incidents can result in more serious punitive damages from the persons responsible.
Mr. Easley practices primarily in California and Hawaii and his clients include longshoremen, shipyard workers, tugboat crewmen, dredge crewmen, pile drivers, marine construction workers, merchant seaman and tour boat/recreational boat crews and passengers and he may be able to help you recover for your losses if you were injured on any waterway, port or harbor in Hawaii, including:
Attorney Preston Easley’s background in the Navy, and hands-on experience working in the maritime industry gives him a unique perspective on maritime accidents. If you suffered a severe injury on a tour boat in Hawaii, while working on a vessel, or someone you loved was involved in a fatal tour boat accident you need an experienced maritime accident attorney to fight for you.
For a free initial consultation, call or email our law firm today.