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Jan

20

2016
Why Does Our Law Firm Offer Free Consultations For Cruise Ship Accident Victims?

Why Does Our Law Firm Offer Free Consultations For Cruise Ship Accident Victims?

Many law firms — whether or not they specialize in cruise ship injury accidents or another area of the law — will offer free consultations. Our firm offers free consultations because we want to make it as easy as possible for injured passengers to tell their side of the story. It’s unfortunate, but the events and circumstances surrounding an injury can be overwhelming and confusing….

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Jan

06

2016
Can I Sue Royal Caribbean for Medical Mistreatment?

Can I Sue Royal Caribbean for Medical Mistreatment?

Recently, we had a family member of passenger reach out to ask about a possible claim against one of the larger, more popular cruise lines — Royal Caribbean. The parent of the family member (also a passenger) was asking about medical mistreatment. Could they sue the cruise line? Generally, medical malpractice is defined as any act or omission by a physician during treatment of a…

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Dec

30

2015
32 Cruise Ships Receive Perfect Health Inspection Scores in 2015

32 Cruise Ships Receive Perfect Health Inspection Scores in 2015

Looking to book a cruise vacation but concerned about recent 2015 health inspections? A new report lists the 32 boats that received perfect health inspection scores in 2015. Health and safety on cruise ships is a key concern for many, especially with so many reports of viruses — like the nasty Norovirus — that seem to pop up in the news with regularity. While you…

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Dec

07

2015
Cruise Ship Injury and Accident Updates: December 2015

Cruise Ship Injury and Accident Updates: December 2015

Even for our law firm which helps passengers and crew members with legal issues related to cruise ship injuries and accidents, it can be difficult to stay current on all of the incidents that occur on cruise ships here in the U.S. and around the world. While our office receives weekly emails and calls from people seeking legal aid, we’re still surprised by the number…

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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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Sep

28

2015
80 Year Old Passenger Taken From Carnival Cruise Ship

80 Year Old Passenger Taken From Carnival Cruise Ship

Passenger Medevaced On, Saturday, September 26th, the U.S. Coast Guard took an 80-year-old passenger off the Carnival Pride cruise ship as it sailed off the coast of North Carolina. The first reports came in from WITN News in Eastern North Carolina. Apparently, the Coast Guard received an emergency call from the Carnival Pride indicating that a female passenger was having health issues that needed more…

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Jun

26

2015
9 Cruise Ship Passengers Dead After Sightseeing Plane Crashes in Alaska

9 Cruise Ship Passengers Dead After Sightseeing Plane Crashes in Alaska

9 passengers from the Holland America Line cruise ship Westerdam were killed on Thursday, June 25 as the sightseeing plane they were traveling on crashed into an Alaska mountainside. View the video coverage from in Seattle. Read the full report here as well. Nine people were killed when a sightseeing float plane carrying eight cruise ship passengers and a pilot crashed against the granite rock…

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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
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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May

13

2015
Cruise Ship Crew Member Question: Assault in the Genital Area, Do I Have a Case to Sue?

Cruise Ship Crew Member Question: Assault in the Genital Area, Do I Have a Case to Sue?

Cruise Lawyer Question: I Was Assaulted in the Genitals, Can You Help? This was a relatively unusual inquiry we received recently. A crew member who was working an even was struck in the ‘genital area’ by a passenger. In the incident mentioned above, does the crew member have a case for filing an injury claim for his injury? The answer depends on the specific details…

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