Cruise Ship Shore Excursion Flights
We regularly represent victims of aviation accidents related to cruise ship “shore excursions”. These cases often involve unique fact patterns related to weather forecasting and pilot error. Cruise ship cases involve complex legal questions involving maritime law, contract law, federal preemption, and conflicting state laws.
Examples of cruise ship cases we have handled include a 2015 crash that occurred near Ketchikan, Alaska when a de Havilland Otter float plane operated by Promech Air (which has since been acquired by Taquan Air) crashed into a mountainside. Additionally, we represented the family members of victims of a 2001 crash, where a shore excursion tour flight from a cruise in the Caribbean crashed on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
We have attorneys licensed to practice in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon and we regularly appear in other states on a pro hac vice basis, so we are able to litigate cruise ship cases regardless of where they occur.