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Centuries-Old Laws May Shield the Cruise Industry

Experts and fellow attorneys said they face an uphill battle against restrictive terms of service buried in passengers’ paperwork and maritime laws that predate the sinking of the Titanic by half a century. Nearly all legal cases are limited to losses related to physical injuries, not emotional or psychological damage. The Death on the High Seas Act, first passed in the 1920s and updated only once since prevents survivors from suing for their emotional distress or pain and suffering even when a loved one dies on a ship at sea.

Read Article: USA Today

From the Texas Trial Lawyers Association news release.


Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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