Category Archives: Cruise Ship Accident


Sep

14

2017
Don’t Let Hurricanes Irma or Harvey Keep You From Filing A Cruise Ship Injury Claim

Don’t Let Hurricanes Irma or Harvey Keep You From Filing A Cruise Ship Injury Claim

We realize that the recent hurricanes Irma and Harvey have devastated residents in Florida, Texas and beyond. Our offices in Miami were also impacted. The hurricanes collectively have impacted more than 30 million people…some dramatically. And that impact has put part of people’s lives ‘on hold’ while they figure out how to deal with cleanup and restoration of their properties. However, for anyone who was…

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Sep

12

2017
Disabled Cruise Passengers Seek Legal Help

Disabled Cruise Passengers Seek Legal Help

Passengers who have become seriously disabled — or permanently disabled — because of an injury caused by a cruise ship accident will often seek out the advice of our law firm. And we’re glad they do. With over 20 million passengers cruising each year — not to mention the tens of thousands of crew members working on the ships — the opportunity for injuries to…

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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

24

2016
What To Do If My Daughter Was Injured On A Carnival Cruise Ship

What To Do If My Daughter Was Injured On A Carnival Cruise Ship

It’s unfortunate, but injuries caused from cruise ship accidents can affect any passenger — the elderly, parents, young adults and children. One question we were asked recently was… What do I do if my daughter was injured on a Carnival Cruise Ship? For most passengers and family members, this is a question that is asked after the injury occurred and after the family has returned…

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Nov

12

2015

Faulty Sliding Doors, Errant Golf Balls: Cruise Ships Can Be Dangerous

A jury in a U.S. District Court in Seattle recently awarded an Illinois man $21 million in damages resulting from an injury to his head after being struck by an automatic sliding door on the Holland America ship. James Hausman was injured when the sliding doors on the M/S Amerstadam he was exiting through, quickly closed on him, forcefully impacting his head. The result? Minor…

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Aug

24

2015
Contacting a Cruise Injury Lawyer A Good First Step

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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Jun

22

2015
22 Injured as Cruise Ship Hits Wall in New York’s St. Lawrence Seaway

22 Injured as Cruise Ship Hits Wall in New York’s St. Lawrence Seaway

The Associated Press reports (carried by Fox News)… Last week (June 18)… A cruise ship taking European tourists to Ontario, Canada, crashed into a wall while entering a lock on the St. Lawrence Seaway in northern New York, injuring 19 passengers and three crew members, officials said Friday. The U.S. Coast Guard said the 286-foot Saint Laurent was headed from Montreal to Toronto when it…

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Jun

08

2015
Cruise Injury: Broken Pelvis, Caused By Malfunctioning Sliding Door

Cruise Injury: Broken Pelvis, Caused By Malfunctioning Sliding Door

A number of months ago, we received an inquiry through our website’s contact form from a passenger who had suffered a debilitating injury – a broken pelvis that was caused by a fall that occurred when an automatic sliding door malfunctioned. Sadly, this is not an uncommon injury. Cruise ship doors…a potential hazard It’s not unusual to be contacted by passengers who were injured by…

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Jun

03

2015
Cruise Ship Passenger Injured While Ice Skating on Royal Caribbean

Cruise Ship Passenger Injured While Ice Skating on Royal Caribbean

Apparently you can ice skate on some of Royal Caribbean’s cruise ships including: Freedom of the Seas Explorer of the Seas Mariner of the Seas Our recommendation, however, is to be careful. Recently (May 2015) we had a passenger contact our law firm because they were injured while skating on a Royal Caribbean ship. While skating for most people who are experienced gliding around on…

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Jun

03

2015
Image from CNN Video

More Cruise Ship Safety Problems, This Time in China

In the U.S. we hear about cruise ship accidents, mishaps and injuries on a regular basis. The news media are quick to pick up stories about injured passengers, norovirus accounts, safety issues and countless other problems related to the cruise lines and their ports of call. Quite often, those are singular accounts – a person goes overboard, a passenger is assaulted, etc. Sadly, there is…

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