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Aug

26

2015
Real Cruise Ship Passenger Injuries from August 2015

Real Cruise Ship Passenger Injuries from August 2015

Real Injuries Happen to Real People At Waks and Barnett, P.A. we speak with cruise ship passengers each and every week about their injuries. Our firm is a cruise ship injury law firm and we work for our clients to help them get compensation from the cruise lines for accidents in which the cruise line was negligent in its actions, care and response. People who…

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Aug

25

2015
Should I Call a Cruise Ship Lawyer While I’m Still On My Cruise?

Should I Call a Cruise Ship Lawyer While I’m Still On My Cruise?

Hurt and need legal help? YES! You can call from the cruise… We’ve been asked this question before, “should I have called a lawyer while I was still on the cruise ship?” The answer to that is, “if you could have, then yes, you should have.” People are hurt on cruise ships each and every day. It’s just the reality of having over 20 million…

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Aug

24

2015
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Contacting a Cruise Injury Lawyer A Good First Step

With 20 million people cruising each year, something is bound to go wrong Cruise ships are essentially floating cities. Day in and day out in ports all across the world, cruise ships and passengers disembark on what are generally enjoyable, relaxing vacations. For most people, the cruise vacation is just that – a vacation free from worry. Yet, with so many people traveling, the risk…

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Aug

17

2015
Carnival Crewmember Charged With Molesting Teen Ship Passenger

Carnival Crewmember Charged With Molesting Teen Ship Passenger

According to police in Florida, a Carnival Cruise crewmember was arrested August 15th for allegedly sexually abusing a teenage passenger. As reported by NBCNews.com: Yovany Suazo-Batiz, 46, a steward on the Carnival Valor, was arrested when the ship docked at Port Canaveral, east of Orlando, according to a statement from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. He has been charged with sexual battery of a person…

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Jul

29

2015
2 Crew Members Hurt in Cruise Ship Lifeboat Accident

2 Crew Members Hurt in Cruise Ship Lifeboat Accident

According to a report by KHON2 in Hawaii yesterday (July 28, 2015) “two men were hurt while lowering a lifeboat from the ship when the lines gave way”. The¬†accident happened on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America cruise ship which was docked in Hilo (the Big Island). Per the article and according to the Hawaii County Fire Department, the “two men were in their 30s…

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Jul

27

2015
Concerns from Injured Passengers and Crew

Concerns from Injured Passengers and Crew

Our cruise injury law firm is contacted each week by both passengers and crew members who have suffered injuries. Some of these injuries are caused simply by accidents. Some are caused due to the negligence or lack of care on part of the cruise line or its employees. And, some of these injuries are relatively minor, while others are life altering. Here are some inquiries…

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Jul

24

2015
Fire, Rape and Assault: Another Crazy Week for the Cruise Industry

Fire, Rape and Assault: Another Crazy Week for the Cruise Industry

Another interesting week has passed with the cruise line industry seeing a wide ranges of incidents across multiple cruise lines. Fire on a Royal Caribbean ship. Rape on a Celebrity Cruise. And a crew member on crew member sexual assault on another Celebrity vessel. Fire on Cruise Ship Freedom of the Seas up in smoke! Freedom of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean vessel, caught fire…

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Jul

20

2015
Please Ask Us About Our Experience Representing Hurt Passengers Against Royal Caribbean

Please Ask Us About Our Experience Representing Hurt Passengers Against Royal Caribbean

We’d like to share our experiences with you With over 25 years of specialized focus on cruise ship injury accident lawsuits, our attorney have seen and heard just about everything. We also understand the hesitation that comes with deciding whether to call a lawyer to help with your injury lawsuit – or whether not to call one. Many passengers contact the cruise lines first, then…

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Jul

06

2015
MSC Cruises to Base Cruise Ship in Havana Cuba

MSC Cruises to Base Cruise Ship in Havana Cuba

MSC Cruises to Become First Mainstream Cruise Line to Base Cruise Ship in Havana, Cuba CruiseCritic.com reports that…. MSC Cruises will homeport MSC Opera in Havana, Cuba from the winter 2015-16 season — the first mainstream cruise line to do so. The line will operate 16 Caribbean cruises on the 2,120-passenger ship, including stops in Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Mexico — with two nights…

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Jul

06

2015
Safe Travels During 4th of July Cruise Vacations!

Safe Travels During 4th of July Cruise Vacations!

We hope everyone who was (or is still) sailing during the July 4th holiday had (or is having) an enjoyable vacation. With summer holidays for kids and with many people taking vacations during this time of year, cruise ships are fully loaded when they leave their ports in Florida. In fact, during the summer here in Florida, Port Canaveral, the Port of Tampa, Port of…

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