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Apr

17

2017
Dislocated Ankle on Royal Caribbean Cruise

Dislocated Ankle on Royal Caribbean Cruise

Our firm was recently contacted by a passenger who had cruised with Royal Caribbean. During an accident on the cruise ship, she dislocated her ankle. Naturally, this ruined the remainder of the vacation as she had to limit her walking. After arriving back home the passenger contacted our office for more information. Examples like this one above are common. At our cruise injury law firm…

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Apr

17

2017
Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Ship in the News Again

Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Ship in the News Again

Carnival Ecstasy is in the news again as a 71 year old woman was airlifted from the ship on April 15 after an apparent head injury. The US Coast Guard took the woman to a Florida hospital as the ship was making it’s way back to its home port in Charleston, SC. The ship has had a fair share of incidents over the last few…

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Apr

17

2017
Cruise Ship Passenger Suffers Head Injury on Carnival Ecstasy

Cruise Ship Passenger Suffers Head Injury on Carnival Ecstasy

Live 5 News out of Charleston, SC reported on April 15 that a passenger who had suffered a head injury during a fall while cruising aboard the Carnival Ecstasy had to be airlifted from the ship as it made it’s way back to port in Charleston. The ship was 75 miles from the Florida coast. The Coast Guard took the elderly woman to a Florida…

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Mar

24

2017
Florida Man Overboard From Carnival Victory Cruise Ship

Florida Man Overboard From Carnival Victory Cruise Ship

News reports, like this one in the Daily Mail, show that the U.S. Coast Guard is searching for Florida man who fell overboard from the eighth deck of the Carnival Victory cruise ship off the coast of Cuba. Brandon Paul of Floral City fell off the cruise ship The incident happened around 3am Wednesday, March 22 2017 The ship was 33 miles northwest of┬áPinar del…

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Feb

27

2017
Missing Wife Still Alive?

Missing Wife Still Alive?

As reported in the Irish Independent… Monday February 27, 2017 “The Dublin-based IT consultant in prison in Italy on suspicion of murdering his wife during a Mediterranean cruise believes she is still alive and is either in Dublin or her native China.” Accused of murdering his wife, an Irish citizen still believes she is alive. Per the article, “Daniel Belling (45) said he last saw…

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Feb

11

2017
Concerned About A Cruise Ship Accident?

Concerned About A Cruise Ship Accident?

If you were injured on a cruise vacation, you’ve probably had questions, including: — was it an accident? — was I at fault or was the cruise line or their employees at fault? — can I get financial compensation for my medical bills, lost time at work or “pain and suffering? If you’ve asked yourself those questions, you’re not alone. Millions of passengers cruise each…

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Feb

10

2017
Over 900 Blog Posts About Cruise Ship Accidents and Injuries

Over 900 Blog Posts About Cruise Ship Accidents and Injuries

At Waks and Barnett, P.A. we help injured passengers and crew members explore their legal options after an accident has happened on a cruise vacation. Over the last few years, we’ve published over 900 blog posts covering just about everything related to cruise ship injury law and the accidents that are foundation for this part of the legal industry. Why Have We Done This? Our…

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Feb

10

2017
Do People Really Sue Cruise Lines?

Do People Really Sue Cruise Lines?

It may seem daunting, but passengers who were injured on a cruise ship can — and often do — sue the cruise line in order to be compensated for their injuries. In fact, while it may not seem like something that happens often, it’s actually quite commonplace. Passengers who once embarked on a what they thought would be an enjoyable vacation came home bruised, broken,…

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Feb

09

2017
Neck Injury From Cruise Ship Accident?

Neck Injury From Cruise Ship Accident?

Thousands of cruise ship passengers are hurt on their vacations each year. In fact, at our office in Miami, we receive dozens of calls and emails from hurt passengers each month. For example… — they fell while cruising with Carnival — the were injured on a Disney excursion — their Royal Caribbean tender ride did not go smoothly Accidents Do Happen Cruise ships are like…

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Feb

09

2017
Why Passengers Sue Cruise Lines?

Why Passengers Sue Cruise Lines?

It may sound like a simple question — “why do passengers sue a cruise line” — but the reality is that filing a lawsuit against a cruise ship company is really only done after careful consideration. Most often, the decision to sue is based on the passenger being hurt, so much so that their injuries are severely impacting their lives. Bills are mounting. They’re not…

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