Category Archives: Cruise Ship Accident


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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Apr

21

2015
Breaking News: 3 Injured on Holland America Cruise Ship

Breaking News: 3 Injured on Holland America Cruise Ship

Reports from various media sources, including WSVN in Miami, indicate that three passengers were removed from the Holland America cruise ship Ryndam on Monday night, April 20. Officials described the injuries as ‘medical emergencies’ requiring the passengers be transported from the cruise ship, by Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue to Miami area and Jacksonville area hospitals. An interesting quote in the article: “You rarely get a…

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Jan

26

2015

Quick Look at January 2015 Cruise Ship Accidents and Incidents

It’s been a busy January as the cruise ship industry has been dealing with accidents, incidents and other issues. First, some good news… A private plane flying to Hawaii ran out of fuel, the pilot ditched the plan and was then rescued by a Holland America cruise ship. From KCRA News in Tracy, California… Jan. 26… “The pilot of a single-engine airplane from Tracy ran…

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Jan

09

2015

Find a Florida Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer

If you’ve been injured on a cruise ship – Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, etc. – and need to hire a lawyer to represent you against the cruise line, there are a 2 main places to start your search: 1 – do an online search for an attorney who specializes in cruise injury claims 2 – contact a local attorney (who likely does not) Finding a…

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