Category Archives: About Waks and Barnett


Apr

03

2015
Cruise Ship Injury Claims: Who To Call?

Cruise Ship Injury Claims: Who To Call?

Passengers who were hurt in a cruise ship accident are often confused about what to do or who to call once they arrive back home after they’re vacation. The trip that they hoped would be fun and enjoyable was ruined by the accident. Passengers return home hurt, dealing with doctor visits (and medical bills) and are often frustrated and confused about “what’s next” and “can…

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Feb

03

2015

Cruise Ship Slip And Fall Injury Claim May Require Help From A Lawyer

  Slip and Fall Accident on a Cruise Vacation? With the average age of cruise ship passengers being over 50 years old, even seemingly small accidents can cause severe injury and pain. Especially slip and fall types of accidents where the resulting injury can range from small scrapes and bruises to more serious incidents – broken bones, concussions, internal bleeding or worse. — and no,…

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Nov

21

2014

Cruise Ship Owners Not Immune From Negligence of its Medical Staff

More coverage and opinion regarding Franza v. Royal Caribbean, this time in Workboat.com. Read the article here. Waks and Barnett, P.A. was instrumental in pushing this case toward the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of its client. The resulting decision, allowing victims of medical malpractice and negligence by the medical staff of cruise ships, is considered a ‘major victory’ for passengers.


Nov

14

2014

Nov. 10, 2014 Ruling Allows Victims of Medical Malpractice on Cruise Ships to Sue

A significant decision favors injured cruise ship passengers In what can be considered a ‘major victory’ for cruise ship passengers, a new ruling now allows those passengers, who were victims of medical malpractice by the doctors and medical staff of the cruise line, to sue the cruise lines and its owners. Why is this significant? Before this ruling, cruise lines were essentially immune to medical…

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Nov

12

2014

Cruise Lines Can Now be Held Vicariously Liable When the Negligence of the Ship’s Doctors, Nurses and Other Medical Staff, Causes Harm to Their Passengers

New Federal Appellate Court Decision Allows for Medical Malpractice Claims Against Cruise Lines  In an opinion published Nov. 10, 2014 in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, cruise lines can now be held vicariously liable when the negligence of the ship’s doctors, nurses and other medical staff, causes harm to their passengers.   For over 25 years, however, this was not…

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Nov

11

2014

To All Who Have Served, Thank You

The staff at Waks and Barnett, P.A. want to wish all those who have served a heartfelt thank you. Enjoy your day! For those wanting to know more about Veteran’s Day and its history, this is an interesting article from the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Read the article here. Waks and Barnett, P.A. provides legal services and representation for passengers and crew members who have been injured while…

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Nov

06

2014

Why Experience Matters When Hiring A Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer

Quite simply, experience matters when hiring a cruise ship injury lawyer. Maritime law is complex and circuitous. It takes a special lawyer or law firm who is experienced in working for passengers – or crew members – to successfully manage injury claims against the cruise lines. Unlike many other legal specialties, maritime law is often complicated, multi-layered and very specific. Cases filed against the cruise…

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Jul

02

2014

Do I Need a Lawyer for Cruise Ship Injuries?

Do you need a lawyer to help you with a cruise ship related injury? The answer to that question is, probably yes. Most passengers who are hurt in an accident while on a cruise vacation and suffer terrible and painful injuries often don’t have any idea of “what to do” once they return home from their trip. What they will do of course, is to…

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May

05

2014

Can a Lawyer Help with Cruise Ship Slip and Fall Injuries?

Slip and fall accidents on cruise ships can lead to some terrible injuries, especially terrible because, not only are they painful and potentially life-altering, but because they happen in a scenario – a cruise vacation – that’s supposed to be fun, enjoyable and relaxing. When injuries occur, most passengers face a great deal of confusion. What should they do about their medical injury while on…

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Apr

27

2014

Meet Jennifer Thompson, Miami Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer

Jennifer C. Thompson As one of the attorneys at Waks and Barnett, P.A. (the Cruise Lawyers), Jennifer has a number of years of experience helping hurt passengers file injury claims against the cruise lines when the cruise line were liable or negligent in their actions. Those negligent actions (by the cruise line or its employees, the crew members) lead to thousands of real injuries every…

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