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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 Pinar 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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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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