Cruise Ship Industry Leaves Crash Victims Little Hope for Recovery

By , and Steve Stecklow | February 21, 2012

  • February 21, 2012 at 4:12 pm
    anon the mouse says:
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    “17 died in the wreck of the Costa Concordia on Jan. 13 – they can face formidable obstacles in recovering significant damages,” Boy, now there is an insurance company that has outsourced their claims department to the Allmighty.

  • February 22, 2012 at 2:46 pm
    JL says:
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    Its crazy. You sign liabilty forms and contracts everywhere and yet they never hold water in a court of law. You go zip lining and get hurt–the waiver is void. Exercise class–void. Airlines–void. rock climbing–void. skydiving-void. Go on a cruise–and you are going to sink with the ship. It’s sad. I understand the need to avoid frivoulous claims but not to the point of ridiculous.

    Fortunately when I went on my cruise, I actually read that in the contract (yes I read everything) the poor woman at the check in counter–she had NO CLUE what I was talking about. talked to a manager just to make sure what I was reading was correct. They were annoyed but very polite. I laughed it off saying–hey–you think this is bad that I would have to file suit outside of where I live—you should read the backside of a car rental agreement (yet something else that is often void). I did notice tho if I brought up a safety issue (not many) on the ship–it was immediately addressed. The cruise ship director asked if I ever turn off my insurance/loss control brain. I told him no. Just consider it a free inspection–next cruise I’ll charge. He got a chuckle but appreciated that I took the time to report things that could have caused some serious harm/injury.



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