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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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May

12

2015
Cruise Lawyer Question: Was Traumatized on the Cruise Ship, Can You Help?

Cruise Lawyer Question: Was Traumatized on the Cruise Ship, Can You Help?

Cruise Lawyer Question: Was Traumatized on the Cruise Ship, Can You Help? This question came to use from a crew member who was being harassed by fellow crew members. Crew members work very hard to help the cruise lines run efficiently. Without their help, the cruise industry would not exist and it is the duty of the cruise lines who employ the crew members to…

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May

11

2015
What Were the Top 10 Cruise Ship (Problems) Deficiencies Issued in 2014 by the US Coast Guard?

What Were the Top 10 Cruise Ship (Problems) Deficiencies Issued in 2014 by the US Coast Guard?

The U.S. Coast Guard has released a list of the top 10 cruise ship deficiencies issued in 2014. A total of 329 deficiencies were issued. 1. Fire Screen Doors not Operating Properly (31 occurrences)  The most frequent deficiency was fire screen doors were not operating properly. Fire screen doors were found to have damage to the sequencing bars, damage to the doors themselves or pressure…

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May

11

2015
Cruise Lawyer Question: While Asleep on Cruise Ship Slammed 6 Feet From Bed

Cruise Lawyer Question: While Asleep on Cruise Ship Slammed 6 Feet From Bed

Cruise Lawyer Question: While Asleep on Cruise Ship Slammed 6 Feet From Bed, Can You Help? This was a tough one to hear as the passenger was an 85 year old man who was woken from sleep, slammed from the bed and landing across the room. The passenger suffered injury, with cuts to his mouth and experienced back problems. Details of the inquiry and claim…

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May

08

2015
Cruise Ship Injury Claims: Not Easy to do Without Help

Cruise Ship Injury Claims: Not Easy to do Without Help

Were you injured on a cruise ship? If you were, dealing with the pain, frustration and hassle of it all is bad enough. But if you want to file a claim against the cruise line in order to seek compensation for your injuries…well…that can be difficult too. Filing injury claims is not a simple process, especially when passengers try to take it upon themselves to…

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May

08

2015
Star Princess Cruise Ship News: Dozens Quarantined With Norovirus Outbreak

Star Princess Cruise Ship News: Dozens Quarantined With Norovirus Outbreak

News reports like this one, say Princess Cruises, The Star Princess, is dealing with a new Nororvirus Outbreak. According to the report: Dozens of cruise ship passengers have been quarantined on Maui after a norovirus outbreak. The Star Princess is currently docked at Lahaina About 30 people are quarantined in their rooms Passengers are being checked at least twice a day U.S. Centers for Disease…

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Apr

27

2015
Cruise Ship Bookings Rise in 2015

Cruise Ship Bookings Rise in 2015

At Today.com, a report from April 24 states that bookings on cruise ships are on the rise. Cruise Lines International Association, the industry’s largest trade association, estimates that 23 million people will board ocean-bound cruise ships this year, an increase of 4.4 percent over last year. Some reasons for the increased bookings? Low gas prices Decent job numbers Increasing home equity An overall rebound in…

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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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Apr

21

2015
Ask A Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer: How Can You Help Me?

Ask A Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer: How Can You Help Me?

What many cruise ship accidents want to know when they first call our office is….”how can you help me?” Very simply, our lawyers help accident victims sue the cruise lines and get compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages. We file your injury claims for you Filing an injury claim against a cruise line – whether Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and others…

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Apr

16

2015
Tax Week ‘Taxing’ for Cruise Ship Companies

Tax Week ‘Taxing’ for Cruise Ship Companies

We all seem to feel the pinch during tax season. April 15 is a ‘gasp’ date for many and April 16 seems to be the day when the nation collectively exhales (or groans…). And probably this weekend is when many CPA’s and Accountants head off on cruise vacations (or other vacations…). A Taxing Week for the Cruise Lines? It’s been a strange week with a…

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