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Death on a Cruise: When Is It Wrongful?

It seems as if it’s frequent to turn on the news or pick up a newspaper and find a story about someone who has died on a cruise ship. Accidents happen, even on vacation, so it’s an unfortunate reality that people can and do die when cruising.

However, an important question is: Who is responsible when a death on a cruise is considered a wrongful death? After all, there are financial and emotional costs to losing a loved one on a cruise. If it happens, then what are your options?

Read on to learn more about wrongful death at sea and your options if it happens to you or someone you love.

What Can Cause Death on a Cruise?


Wrongful Death at Sea: What You Can Do

Even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, cruising remains popular. Sure, there may be more hoops to jump through in order to sail now, but, for many people, it’s worth it to get back to cruising again. In fact, every year millions of people around the globe go on a cruise.

With so many people traveling on the high seas, bad things do happen – injury and even death. If a loved one is killed at sea in a wrongful death case, it’s vital to understand what your rights are.

Here’s what you need to know about wrongful death and maritime law.

Wrongful Death at Sea

If you’re mourning the loss of the loved one in any situation, it’s difficult. If that