Category Archives: Cruise Ship Injury


Jan

10

2018
Tour Boat Carrying Royal Caribbean Cruise Passengers Sinks Off Coast of Cozumel

Tour Boat Carrying Royal Caribbean Cruise Passengers Sinks Off Coast of Cozumel

Various media outlets — including the Miami Herald — report that last week a boat carrying 10 tourists from Royal Caribbean Cruises sank off the coast of Cozumel. Passengers from Celebrity Equinox and Navigator of the Seas were impacted. The 10 tourists literally had to ‘jump ship’ as the boat sank. Rescues happened quickly and so far, not notable injuries were reported. Video credit: 5to…

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Jan

05

2018
Personal Injury on Cruise – What Is That?

Personal Injury on Cruise – What Is That?

We find that many of the people we talk to have searched for a Personal Injury Lawyer to help them with their cruise ship accident. What’s interesting is that many people don’t really know what ‘personal injury’ means…they’ve just heard the term thousands of time on billboards, tv, radio and internet ads from personal injury attorneys who are using the phrase to market their firm’s…

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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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Dec

02

2016
November 2016 Cruise Ship Injuries

November 2016 Cruise Ship Injuries

At Waks and Barnett, P.A. we represent people who were hurt on cruise ships. With over 20 millions passengers and crew members traveling aboard ships around the world each year, it’s inevitable that accident happen — and injuries occur. Sometimes these injuries are caused by accidents that were completely avoidable — and because of negligence of the cruise line or its employees — people get…

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Nov

21

2016
Can I Sue a Cruise Line for My ACL Tear?

Can I Sue a Cruise Line for My ACL Tear?

An ACL Tear (a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament) in your knee is not just something that happens to high profile athletes — it can happen to anyone whose knee suffers intense trauma. For passengers on a cruise ship who suffer an injury from a slip and fall accident, tearing their ACL is a distinct possibility. Falls happen for a variety of reasons —…

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Nov

15

2016
Injured Passenger Airlifted From Disney Cruise Ship By Coast Guard After Fall Down Stairs

Injured Passenger Airlifted From Disney Cruise Ship By Coast Guard After Fall Down Stairs

Another passenger had to be airlifted from a cruise ship, this time from Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wonder. News reports from today say that… …a 66-year-old woman was airlifted from a cruise ship after she fell down a flight of stairs shortly after the ship departed Galveston. The Coast Guard said in a statement Tuesday that the woman, who was not identified, suffered a skull…

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Nov

08

2016
November 2016 Cruise Ship Inquiries From Passengers

November 2016 Cruise Ship Inquiries From Passengers

It’s the Presidential Election Day (Nov. 8, 2016) But form Many Passengers Who Were Hurt on a Cruise Vacation, They’re Focus is Elsewhere It’s unfortunate, but accidents and injuries are common on Cruise Ships. Our office receives calls and emails on a weekly basis from passengers who have been seriously hurt on their cruise vacation and need to speak with someone about their legal options….

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Feb

08

2016
Cruise Ship Tickets: The Basics of Your Contract With The Cruise Line

Cruise Ship Tickets: The Basics of Your Contract With The Cruise Line

If you were the victim of a cruise ship accident and were injured, here are some things you need to know. First, if you or a family member suffered an injury, you may be eligible for compensation from the cruise line that you sailed with. This compensation could range from getting your money back from your cruise — or, in some cases, depending on the…

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Nov

17

2015
11 Questions Your Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer Will Ask You

11 Questions Your Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer Will Ask You

We understand the pain, frustration and uncertainty a personal injury can inflict. We’ve worked with injured clients for more than 25 years and their personal stories have become our stories. That is why we work so hard to protect the legal rights of everyone we work with. As someone suffering from an injury, you and your family will have many questions. Can I sue? Is…

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Nov

12

2015
Image from ABC New York News

Dozens of Cruise Ship Passengers Injured in Sliding Door Accidents

This was not an isolated incident Apparently, the sliding doors that injured James Hausman — a cruise ship passenger on Holland America’s M/S Amsterdam — had a record of hitting and injuring other passengers. According to evidence presented to a jury in the U.S. District Court in Seattle, dozens of other passengers had incidents — some resulting in injury — because of the sliding door’s faulty…

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