No one goes on vacation expecting to get injured, but sometimes that is what can happen. Tour boats are a common way for vacationers to experience the nation's great oceans, lakes, rivers, and even swamps. What must be remembered though is that tour boats are offshore vessels just like any other, and can fall victim to accident that causes injury to both passenger and crew. Tour boats come in all shapes and sizes, depending on where the tour is taking place. They can carry anywhere from a few to a few hundred people. Tour boat owners have to take special precaution to warn their passengers of the possible risks on the ship, since they are not used to being on a vessel.
Things like warning signs should be placed around the boat as well as informing passengers of what to do in the event of an emergency. Some of the more common accidents that take place on tour boats are slip and fall accidents. The deck can easily become slipper, and if passengers and crew don't take the necessary precautions, they may become injured. Another, but more serious, type of accident that can happen on a tour boat is an engine room fire or explosion. When engines overheat, there should be the necessary fire detection and suppressant material onboard to avoid injury. If you were injured on a tour boat, whether as a passenger or a crew member, you may be entitled to compensation with the help of a maritime attorney.
At Arnold & Itkin, we are passionate about defending the rights of those who become injured in offshore accidents. You may be left with serious injuries that require you to have to get medical treatment. You may even need to take time off of work to recuperate from your injuries. Whatever the case, be sure you get in touch with someone from our firm. For more information on your tour boat accident claim, call us today.
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