Our expert travel lawyers successfully brought a compensation claim for HT, a cruise passenger who was injured on a shore excursion in Asia.
HT booked a city sightseeing tour of Singapore through his cruise operator. The tour was conducted on a minibus with fellow passengers, along with a driver and tour guide.
HT enjoyed the tour. However, the minibus became delayed in traffic on the return trip to the ship. The driver, therefore, had to make up time so that his passengers were not delayed for the ship’s departure.
The minibus was being driven quickly on the final approach to the cruise ship terminal. The driver was driving at an excessive speed and had to brake suddenly at red traffic lights. The minibus was not fitted with seatbelts. The sudden braking caused our client to move violently in his seat, causing him a whiplash injury.
HT made a good recovery from his injury. However, we were able to secure him compensation from the cruise line to cover his medical expenses and for the lost enjoyment of the remainder of his cruise.