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Jan

05

2017
CruiseMinus Website Gives More Insight Into Cruise Ship Accidents

CruiseMinus Website Gives More Insight Into Cruise Ship Accidents

A new website we found (new to us at least) is called CruiseMinus. You can find the website here. We’ve not validated all of the information on the website, but it seems to reflect past and current cruise ship accident news. From their website… “CruiseMinus reports major cruise ship accidents, latest news, cruise line incidents and various types of cruise incidents on passenger ships. The Cruise Minus…

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Jan

05

2017
Elderly Woman Medevac’d From Grandeur of the Seas

Elderly Woman Medevac’d From Grandeur of the Seas

Per a news report from WITN News in North Carolina, a female passengers was evacuated from the Grandeur of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. From the report… The U.S. Coast Guard says they got the call around 8:40 a.m. that the 76-year-old woman was having abdominal pains while on board the Grandeur of the Seas. Rescues with helicopters are not uncommon when passengers…

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Jan

05

2017
91 Year Old Medevac’d from Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

91 Year Old Medevac’d from Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

News reports show a mail passenger being evacuated from a Royal Caribbean ship, Harmony of the Seas, in late December. According to Vertical… A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew recently rescued a 91-year-old man from the world’s largest cruise ship. Royal Caribbean International’s Harmony of the Seas, an Oasis-class cruise ship nearly 1,200 feet (365 meters) in length, was 30 nautical miles from Aguadilla, Puerto…

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Dec

02

2016
November 2016 Cruise Ship Injuries

November 2016 Cruise Ship Injuries

At Waks and Barnett, P.A. we represent people who were hurt on cruise ships. With over 20 millions passengers and crew members traveling aboard ships around the world each year, it’s inevitable that accident happen — and injuries occur. Sometimes these injuries are caused by accidents that were completely avoidable — and because of negligence of the cruise line or its employees — people get…

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Nov

29

2016
Frayed Carpet to Blame for Cruise Passenger Injuries?

Frayed Carpet to Blame for Cruise Passenger Injuries?

Our law firm recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a client. The lawsuit against Carnival Cruise line alleges injuries were suffered after our client tripped on frayed carpet while vacationing aboard the Carnival Imagination. Lawsuits of this nature — slips and fall accidents — occur with frequency. Passengers trip over old and worn carpeting, luggage or food trays left in hallways or various other…

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Nov

29

2016
Cruise Passenger Alleges Negligence Is Reason for Injuries

Cruise Passenger Alleges Negligence Is Reason for Injuries

A Nov. 25 report in the Florida Record tells of a disabled passenger suing Carnival Cruise Line. In the lawsuit filed by attorneys John Billera of Billera Law in Boca Raton and by Joseph Madalon of The Madalon Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale, the passenger alleges that negligence led to her injuries aboard the Carnival Ecstasy. That lawsuit was reported in the Florida Record — Passenger…

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Nov

21

2016
Can I Sue a Cruise Line for My ACL Tear?

Can I Sue a Cruise Line for My ACL Tear?

An ACL Tear (a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament) in your knee is not just something that happens to high profile athletes — it can happen to anyone whose knee suffers intense trauma. For passengers on a cruise ship who suffer an injury from a slip and fall accident, tearing their ACL is a distinct possibility. Falls happen for a variety of reasons —…

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Nov

21

2016
Big Boat Carnival Vista Launching Florida Service Nov. 27

Big Boat Carnival Vista Launching Florida Service Nov. 27

The Orlando Sentinel reports…the Carnival Vista is set for its Florida debut… “Carnival Vista, the biggest ship in Carnival Cruise Line, recently made its way from Europe to North America, and has been sailing out of New York after a christening ceremony in early November. The 133,500-ton, 3,954-passenger vessel debuted in Europe in April, but will arrive in Miami this week to begin year-round Caribbean…

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Nov

21

2016
Carnival Cruise Teams With Amazon

Carnival Cruise Teams With Amazon

In a press release today, Nov. 21, “Carnival Cruise Line is joining Amazon to offer an exclusive pre–Black Friday deal on cruise bookings through Amazon.com. The first 1,150 customers who click through Carnival’s ad on Amazon and book a Carnival cruise between Nov. 21 and 23 will receive an Amazon Echo Dot.” It will be interesting to see what type of response and cruise ship…

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Nov

17

2016
Passenger Sues After Breaking Leg on Carnival Dream Cruise Ship

Passenger Sues After Breaking Leg on Carnival Dream Cruise Ship

Earlier this year, our firm filed a lawsuit on behalf of a passenger injured in the hot tub of a Carnival Cruise Ship, the Carnival Dream. That lawsuit was reported in the Florida Record — Cruise Ship Passenger Sues for Damages After Allegedly Breaking Leg Per the lawsuit… According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on Jan. 10, she slipped and fell on the…

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