Other Transport Accidents
Transport accidents are not limited to motor vehicle accidents and may also include marine accidents or airline accidents (covered on another page). Marine accidents may involve cruise and ferry vessels, jet skis, or private use sail or motorised boats. As well as laws surrounding personal injury, other legislation that may become relevant includes the Navigation Act 2012 (Cth) and the Maritime Safety Queensland Act 2002 (Cth) possibly in addition to international conventions. With the need to consider various other legislative tools, maritime personal injury claims can quickly become quite complex.
Compensation claims can be made against the owner of the vessel, the cruise line or from any tour operator who was involved. It will ultimately come down to whose negligence caused your injury. Whenever you board a ship, a duty of care is owed to you to maintain your health and safety. The crew, staff and operators have a legal ‘duty of care’ to take reasonable action to minimise your risk of injury.
Injured parties may be eligible to claim compensation as well as the surviving dependants of a person in the unfortunate event that they die in a marine accident.
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