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Feb

08

2016
Cruise Ship Tickets: The Basics of Your Contract With The Cruise Line

Cruise Ship Tickets: The Basics of Your Contract With The Cruise Line

If you were the victim of a cruise ship accident and were injured, here are some things you need to know. First, if you or a family member suffered an injury, you may be eligible for compensation from the cruise line that you sailed with. This compensation could range from getting your money back from your cruise — or, in some cases, depending on the…

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Jan

20

2016
Why Does Our Law Firm Offer Free Consultations For Cruise Ship Accident Victims?

Why Does Our Law Firm Offer Free Consultations For Cruise Ship Accident Victims?

Many law firms — whether or not they specialize in cruise ship injury accidents or another area of the law — will offer free consultations. Our firm offers free consultations because we want to make it as easy as possible for injured passengers to tell their side of the story. It’s unfortunate, but the events and circumstances surrounding an injury can be overwhelming and confusing….

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Jan

06

2016
Can I Sue Royal Caribbean for Medical Mistreatment?

Can I Sue Royal Caribbean for Medical Mistreatment?

Recently, we had a family member of passenger reach out to ask about a possible claim against one of the larger, more popular cruise lines — Royal Caribbean. The parent of the family member (also a passenger) was asking about medical mistreatment. Could they sue the cruise line? Generally, medical malpractice is defined as any act or omission by a physician during treatment of a…

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Dec

30

2015
Carnival Ecstasy: Both a Bloody Elevator Scene and Perfect Health Inspection Score

Carnival Ecstasy: Both a Bloody Elevator Scene and Perfect Health Inspection Score

Carnival Ecstasy, the ship where a bloody elevator accident occurred, was also a recipient of a perfect 100 health inspection score for 2015. While those accident and the health inspection are not related, it is interesting to see that while a cruise ship might pass health inspections with flying colors, cruise ships still present opportunities for unfortunate incidents. Fox 4 of Ft. Myers Florida reports…

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Dec

30

2015
32 Cruise Ships Receive Perfect Health Inspection Scores in 2015

32 Cruise Ships Receive Perfect Health Inspection Scores in 2015

Looking to book a cruise vacation but concerned about recent 2015 health inspections? A new report lists the 32 boats that received perfect health inspection scores in 2015. Health and safety on cruise ships is a key concern for many, especially with so many reports of viruses — like the nasty Norovirus — that seem to pop up in the news with regularity. While you…

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Dec

30

2015
Passengers on Christmas Cruise Shocked by Bloody Elevator Scene

Passengers on Christmas Cruise Shocked by Bloody Elevator Scene

In one of the more gruesome stories we’ve heard (and now seen) about cruise injuries and deaths, the accident that occurred aboard the Carnival Ecstasy may have been one of the worst. Reports from Fox 4 News in Ft. Myers Florida shows video taken by passengers who were on a Christmas cruise vacation. What they documented looked like something from a horror movie — blood…

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Dec

07

2015
Cruise Ship Injury and Accident Updates: December 2015

Cruise Ship Injury and Accident Updates: December 2015

Even for our law firm which helps passengers and crew members with legal issues related to cruise ship injuries and accidents, it can be difficult to stay current on all of the incidents that occur on cruise ships here in the U.S. and around the world. While our office receives weekly emails and calls from people seeking legal aid, we’re still surprised by the number…

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Nov

17

2015
11 Questions Your Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer Will Ask You

11 Questions Your Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer Will Ask You

We understand the pain, frustration and uncertainty a personal injury can inflict. We’ve worked with injured clients for more than 25 years and their personal stories have become our stories. That is why we work so hard to protect the legal rights of everyone we work with. As someone suffering from an injury, you and your family will have many questions. Can I sue? Is…

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Nov

13

2015
Image from Norwegian Cruise Website

Woman Goes Overboard From Norwegian Cruise Ship

It seems to be happening with increasing frequency — passengers going overboard from cruise ships. This time, a woman on the Norwegian cruise ship Pearl, went overboard during a dance party cruise to Mexico. CNN reports (from a Friday morning, Nov. 13 article) … “A search is underway in the waters off Cuba after a woman went overboard during a cruise ship dance party. The…

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Nov

12

2015

Faulty Sliding Doors, Errant Golf Balls: Cruise Ships Can Be Dangerous

A jury in a U.S. District Court in Seattle recently awarded an Illinois man $21 million in damages resulting from an injury to his head after being struck by an automatic sliding door on the Holland America ship. James Hausman was injured when the sliding doors on the M/S Amerstadam he was exiting through, quickly closed on him, forcefully impacting his head. The result? Minor…

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