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Nov

04

2015
Jury Awards Hurt Cruise Ship Passenger $21 Million

Jury Awards Hurt Cruise Ship Passenger $21 Million

Holland America Cruise Line ended up on the wrong end of another lawsuit recently, this time to the tune of a $21 million verdict. An Illinois man was awarded $21 million in damages resulting from an injury to his head after being struck by an automatic sliding door on the Holland America ship. Read more about this recent case here. Apparently, as information became available…

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Oct

19

2015

First Lawsuit Filed In El Faro Cargo Accident Sinking Accident

A family of one of the crew members of El Faro cargo ship, which sank off the coast of the Bahamas two weeks ago during Hurricane Joaquin, has filed a $100 Million suit. 33 crew members died when the vessel sank. Watch NBC News Video here… According to NBC News and reporter Jacquellena Carrero… The lawsuit filed by attorney Willie E. Gary on behalf of the…

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Oct

19

2015
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Heart Attack Takes Passenger From Grand Princess Cruise Ship

U.S. Coast Guard steps in… According to news reports, a female passenger (described as 57 years old) was taken from Princess Cruises Grand Princess Sunday evening. Apparently she had a heart attack. The U.S. Coast Guard was called and she was eventually medevaced from the cruise ship by helicopter. Reports were that she was stable. The incident occurred about 80 miles southwest of Monterey, California….

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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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Sep

16

2015
Woman Seriously Hurt on Carnival Cruise Ship

Woman Seriously Hurt on Carnival Cruise Ship

Reports from MyFoxBoston.com tell of a New Hampshire woman who was seriously injured while aboard the Carnival Cruise Ship Victory. The report was posted Sept. 14, 2015. According to the report, the woman from Pembroke New Hampshire was traveling with her boyfriend. The injury occurred during a fall in which she hit her head (the back of her head). Apparently she remained on the ship…

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Sep

09

2015
Sue Carnival Cruise Line Still Heavily Searched by Passengers

Sue Carnival Cruise Line Still Heavily Searched by Passengers

The phrase “sue carnival cruise line” is still one of the most searched phrases that eventually lead visitors to our website (based on information from Google Analytics). Each month, dozens of people search for “sue carnival cruise line” or “cruise ship injury lawyer” when they’ve either had an unpleasant experience on a Carnival Cruise Ship – OR – when they were hurt while traveling on a…

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Sep

09

2015
Fire On Carnival Cruise Ship Liberty

Fire On Carnival Cruise Ship Liberty

A fire broke out on Monday, Sept. 7  aboard Carnival Cruise’s Liberty. Apparently the fire started in one of the ship’s engine rooms. No one was injured in the fire. Passengers and crew were safe. The first began while the cruise ship was docked on the Island of St. Thomas, according to a statement from the U.S. Coast Guard. The cause of the fire is still…

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Aug

26

2015
Real Cruise Ship Passenger Injuries from August 2015

Real Cruise Ship Passenger Injuries from August 2015

Real Injuries Happen to Real People At Waks and Barnett, P.A. we speak with cruise ship passengers each and every week about their injuries. Our firm is a cruise ship injury law firm and we work for our clients to help them get compensation from the cruise lines for accidents in which the cruise line was negligent in its actions, care and response. People who…

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Aug

25

2015
Should I Call a Cruise Ship Lawyer While I’m Still On My Cruise?

Should I Call a Cruise Ship Lawyer While I’m Still On My Cruise?

Hurt and need legal help? YES! You can call from the cruise… We’ve been asked this question before, “should I have called a lawyer while I was still on the cruise ship?” The answer to that is, “if you could have, then yes, you should have.” People are hurt on cruise ships each and every day. It’s just the reality of having over 20 million…

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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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