Category Archives: Cruise Ship Lawsuits


Feb

10

2017
Over 900 Blog Posts About Cruise Ship Accidents and Injuries

Over 900 Blog Posts About Cruise Ship Accidents and Injuries

At Waks and Barnett, P.A. we help injured passengers and crew members explore their legal options after an accident has happened on a cruise vacation. Over the last few years, we’ve published over 900 blog posts covering just about everything related to cruise ship injury law and the accidents that are foundation for this part of the legal industry. Why Have We Done This? Our…

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Feb

09

2017
Why Passengers Sue Cruise Lines?

Why Passengers Sue Cruise Lines?

It may sound like a simple question — “why do passengers sue a cruise line” — but the reality is that filing a lawsuit against a cruise ship company is really only done after careful consideration. Most often, the decision to sue is based on the passenger being hurt, so much so that their injuries are severely impacting their lives. Bills are mounting. They’re not…

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Nov

17

2016
What Makes a Good Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer?

What Makes a Good Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer?

That’s probably a subjective question, but one that a passenger who has been injured on a cruise ship may be asking as they search for someone to help them better understand whether they can sue a cruise line — or not. We find that for people who are doing online searches in Google “good cruise ship injury lawyer” or similar searches are pretty popular. And…

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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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Sep

06

2016
Injury on Carnival Cruise – What To Do Next?

Injury on Carnival Cruise – What To Do Next?

A common statement we hear from injured passengers is, “I don’t know what to do next.” This usually follows a description of an incident or accident that a passenger (or crewmember) has suffered while traveling on a cruise ship vacation. An example of this came from a recent inquiry we received through our online contact form (like the one you see on the right hand…

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Feb

24

2016
Which Florida Lawyers Handle Cruise Line Incidents

Which Florida Lawyers Handle Cruise Line Incidents

“Which Florida lawyers handle cruise line incidents” is a common inquiry that leads people to our website. And generally, questions like this are sparked by passengers and crew members who have suffered injuries on a cruise vacation. They’re doing an initial Google search to find answers to questions they have. Questions like… “Why should I hire a Florida lawyer?” “Can’t my home town lawyer handle…

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Feb

23

2016
Questions About Anthem of the Seas Lawsuits Continue

Questions About Anthem of the Seas Lawsuits Continue

Fear, anger, resentment and mistrust… Possible (PTSD) post traumatic stress disorder… Emotional injuries and flashbacks… Class action lawsuits… These are all concerns voiced to our attorneys from real passengers aboard Anthem of the Seas. Questions continue from concerned passengers Passengers who were aboard the storm ravaged Anthem of the Seas continue to contact our law firm — they want to know, “do I have legal…

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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

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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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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