Cruise Ship Injury Claims – What Do Lawyers Do for Hurt Passengers?

, April 16, 2014

If you were hurt or injured on cruise ship, you’re going to have a lot of questions. At some point, you’ll probably want to talk to a personal injury lawyer or firm that can shed some light on your specific potential case. What does our law firm do? If we had to boil it down, […]

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Passengers Often Confused About Cruise Ship Slip and Fall Accidents

, April 15, 2014

Injured in a slip, trip or fall accident on a cruise ship? Believe it’s not your fault? Then you may have a legal claim that you can file against the cruise line. With millions of passengers taking cruises each year on Carnival, Disney, Royal Caribbean and other cruise lines, injuries from accidents are bound to […]

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Shore Excursion Accidents – Not All Cruise Ship Injuries Happen on the Boat

, April 14, 2014

Did you know – not all cruise ship injuries happen on the boat. Many occur “off the boat” – on the shuttle boats (called tenders) that take you to shore, in the busy port loading and unloading areas or even on the shore excursions themselves.  These shore excursions are often promoted by the cruise lines. […]

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How do Injuries on Cruise Ships Happen?

, April 11, 2014

It’s unfortunate, but accidents on cruise ship can happen just like they can anywhere else – at home, at work and elsewhere. The potential for dangerous scenarios is common and injuries to passengers does occur.  Accidents happen on the ship, in bathrooms, on stairways, on wet or slippery decks, because of defective equipment and as a […]

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Not fun. Potential Outbreak of Norovirus on Princess Cruises?

, April 10, 2014

Update (April 10, 2014): CNN reports at least 83 passengers and crew of the Princess Cruises Crown Princess have gastrointestinal issues, most likely due to a Norovirus breakout aboard the vessel. Read the full CNN report here. Norovirus can cause gastrointestinal issues, including, stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting which can also worsen pre-existing conditions or severely […]

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What Hurt Cruise Passengers Want to Know from Injury Lawyers

, April 8, 2014

We get a lot of inquiries from passengers who were hurt on their cruise vacations. They call our law firm because they want to know things like: I fell on a wet deck and broke my leg – can I sue? I had food poisoning from spoiled food in the buffet line – can I […]

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Injured on a Cruise Ship Tender or Shuttle Boat?

, April 1, 2014

Injuries on a cruise vacation don’t always happen aboard the cruise ship itself. Sometimes they occur on the cruise ship’s tender boats. What is a Tender or Shuttle Boat? A tender is a boat that the cruise line uses to shuttle passengers from the big cruise ship to the dock. While some cruise ships are able […]

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I Was Hurt on my Cruise – Can I Sue for Negligence?

, March 26, 2014

Many passengers who were injured in a cruise ship accident are told they might have a case for suing the cruise line if they can show “negligence.” But what does that really mean? To keep it simple, “Negligence” means that the cruise line (or its employees – the crew) is generally liable when they negligently […]

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Cruise Lines Try to Limit their Liability Against Lawsuits – What You Need to Know

, March 25, 2014

No company wants to be sued – especially the cruise lines. It’s bad for business; the publicity is bad and too many lawsuits may turn away prospective passengers. But injuries happen on cruise ships (and more often than most passengers realize). Limiting Liablity So what do cruise lines do to limit the amount of lawsuits […]

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Should Passenger Vessel Safety be a Key Concern for Cruise Ships?

, March 25, 2014

Great article at about Passenger Safety. While it was written for workboats and other passenger ferrying vessels, it certainly applies to cruise ships and especially their tenders. It also applies to embarking and disembarking methods as well. Should passenger vessel safety be a key concern for cruise lines? Absolutely! Passengers are the lifeblood of […]

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