Passenger files suit against Carnival

February 18, 2013 7:19:18 PM PST
Legal experts say it will be tough to sue Carnival Cruise Lines for last week's stranding. However, some passengers will find they have legal issues worth exploring.

Passenger Lisa Williams has just filed suit claiming physical injury. In an exclusive interview with Houston sister station KTRK, she said she became dehydrated on the ship and spent this past weekend in and out of urgent care centers getting IV drips.

"Nobody ever offered me additional water, and I was not about to drink water coming out of the ship," Williams told KTRK.

So what does the fine print say? Carnival's ticket contract states the company can't be held responsible for emotional distress and mental suffering. But apparently customers can sue for physical injury.