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Dec

30

2015
Carnival Ecstasy: Both a Bloody Elevator Scene and Perfect Health Inspection Score

Carnival Ecstasy: Both a Bloody Elevator Scene and Perfect Health Inspection Score

Carnival Ecstasy, the ship where a bloody elevator accident occurred, was also a recipient of a perfect 100 health inspection score for 2015. While those accident and the health inspection are not related, it is interesting to see that while a cruise ship might pass health inspections with flying colors, cruise ships still present opportunities for unfortunate incidents. Fox 4 of Ft. Myers Florida reports…

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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

30

2015
Passengers on Christmas Cruise Shocked by Bloody Elevator Scene

Passengers on Christmas Cruise Shocked by Bloody Elevator Scene

In one of the more gruesome stories we’ve heard (and now seen) about cruise injuries and deaths, the accident that occurred aboard the Carnival Ecstasy may have been one of the worst. Reports from Fox 4 News in Ft. Myers Florida shows video taken by passengers who were on a Christmas cruise vacation. What they documented looked like something from a horror movie — blood…

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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

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

13

2015
Image from Norwegian Cruise Website

Woman Goes Overboard From Norwegian Cruise Ship

It seems to be happening with increasing frequency — passengers going overboard from cruise ships. This time, a woman on the Norwegian cruise ship Pearl, went overboard during a dance party cruise to Mexico. CNN reports (from a Friday morning, Nov. 13 article) … “A search is underway in the waters off Cuba after a woman went overboard during a cruise ship dance party. The…

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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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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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