If you are injured on a cruise ship, it’s important to watch what you say, because the words you use can be the difference between whether you receive compensation for injuries caused by another’s negligence or have to pay for them yourself.
That’s exactly what happened to a passenger who was injured on Royal Caribbean Cruises. He filed a personal injury case against the cruise line after falling while ice skating, alleging that the ice skate he was provided was damaged, and that the ice in the ship’s rink had gouges that presented a hazard.
The jury ruled that both parties were negligent, but Royal Caribbean Cruises was deemed to be 65 percent liable for damages. This meant that the cruise line was going to have to pay over $400,000 in damages to the passenger.
However, the cruise line appealed the decision, and in