If you enjoy making the most of your vacation by taking a cruise, you will want to have a good time. Unfortunately, not all cruises turn out as planned. Long delays, sicknesses and not reaching your destination are some complaints of regular cruisers. Being unhappy with your cruise of choice may allow you to take legal action to recover from your vacation loss. Knowing the reasons you can sue a cruise line may prepare you in advance if faced with this unfortunate situation.
Reason #1: Norovirus
If you equate cruising to overindulging in food and drinks, you will be right. There is a plethora of foods to enjoy, and alcoholic drinks are delivered on your command. The downside to this paradise of food and drink is the possibility of contacting the norovirus.
Norovirus has many of the same symptoms of the stomach flu and is often contacted while on a cruise ship. This virus is highly contagious and can be spread easily when food is contaminated.
Listed below are symptoms of norovirus:
1. Nausea – A general feeling of sickness that may include indigestion and may involve vomiting in its severest form. 2. Abdominal cramps – Pain in the stomach that is known as cramps commonly accompanies norovirus. 3. Headache – You may experience severe migraines or headaches if you get norovirus. 4. Fever – Norovirus can cause your body temperature to rise and cause you to have a fever, as a result.
If you are diagnosed with the norovirus while on a cruise, you may want to pursue legal action. Contracting this illness will cause you to be unable to fully enjoy your vacation and you should be compensated for this.
Reason #2: Legionnaire's Disease
This is a dangerous disease that could potentially cause serious health problems if you contract it.
Legionnaire's disease originates from a bacterium that thrives in hot tubs and is commonly contracted if you sit in one for the bacteria is present.
If you contract Legionnaire's disease while, on your vacation, you may want to file a negligence lawsuit because the cruise line failed to keep the hot tub clean.
Finally, having a bad cruising experience can happen to any person, but should be remedied as much as possible by the cruise line. If you are a victim of norovirus or Legionnaires' disease, you should contact a personal injury attorney—like James Lee Katz or another local lawyer—and take the necessary legal action.