Clemson Student Dies in Fall From Carnival Cruise Ship Radar Deck

Another tragic event on a cruise ship – this time, the untimely death of a college student aboard a Carnival Cruise Ship.

Read the full story here at USA Today: Clemson student dies in fall from cruise-ship radar deck.

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Getting Hurt on a Cruise Ship More Common Than Passengers Realize

The big accidents get all of the media attention – ships running aground, ships losing engine power on the high seas, etc.

But what is more commonplace are ‘normal’ accidents – slipping in a crowded restaurant, pool accidents, tripping on worn carpeting, breaking an ankle while descending a wet stairwell, etc.

And while these are ‘normal, everyday’ accidents, they can leave a cruise ship passenger with a painful and potentially life altering injury.

At Waks and Barnett, P.A., our lawyers talk to hurt passengers every day. We get the details.

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Passenger Dies in Fall From Mast on Carnival Cruise Ship

In and unfortunate accident in Miami, a passenger who climbed up the mast on the Carnival Cruise Ship Ecstasy, fell and died.

Reports state that the male passenger was roughly 20 feet above the deck when he fell. He was taken from the cruise ship to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he died.

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Woman Injured in a Fall on Cruise Ship Off The Coast of Maryland

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A woman was injured in a fall while on the cruise chip Grandeur of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean International vessel. The accident happened while the cruise ship was off the coast of Maryland.

We first came across this report at the website in Baltimore, Maryland. The full story is below – not many details at this point.

More details are available per the United States Coast Guard. You can read a link here.

The Coast Guard said its crews responded to help a woman who was injured in a fall on a cruise ship near Smith Point in Maryland.

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How a Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer Can Help With a Slip and Fall Injury

It’s unfortunate, but slip and fall accidents are the most common type of accident aboard cruise ships. And with nearly 15 million Americans traveling on cruise ships each year, the chance of injury is much higher than most passengers would imagine.

Why do injuries happen?

Unsteady footing due to the motion of the boat along with slippery decks and crowded common areas and passageways create opportunities for accidents to happen.

Sometimes accidents are sheer accidents (where no one is responsible) and sometimes injuries are caused because of the negligence of the cruise line or its crew members.

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How Can Crew Members Get Legal Help From a Lawyer If They Were Hurt While Working On A Cruise Ship


Let’s face it, if you are (or were) a crew member on a cruise ship and were hurt while working on the cruise ship, you will likely need the help of a cruise ship injury law firm.

It is important to realize that as a crew member on Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Princess or other cruise lines, you do have legal rights AND can file an injury claim against your employer.

We speak to crew members to have been injured working in cruise ship restaurants, as cabin attendants, cleaning staff and various other jobs. Common injuries to crew members are back problems – herniated disks, slipped disks and more. Knee, hand and shoulder injuries are quite common as well.

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Why Hurt Passengers, Who Are Confused and Frustrated, Contact Us

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It’s been an interesting last few months. With the peak cruising time of the year in full swing through the summer, calls and emails to our office have been steady.

Passengers who were involved in accidents aboard cruise ships, and were injured as a result, have been reaching out to find out more about their rights.

They want to know what recourse they have. They want to know if injury claims can be filed, and if so, how do they go about doing that. They want to know if they can be compensated for injuries to help with their doctor bills, hospital and surgery bills, and even, missed time at work.

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If Physically Injured in an Accident on a Cruise Ship, You May Need a Lawyer

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Here is a tip from cruise ship injury lawyers. If you were hurt on a cruise vacation, don’t go it alone when trying to file a claim.

Just like there are a lawyers who only work on helping people with speeding tickets, a cruise ship injury lawyer only helps people who were injured on cruises.

That’s what we do at Waks and Barnett, P.A. In fact, we’re know as The Cruise Lawyers because that’s what our firm focuses on. And, importantly, we’ve been representing passengers against the cruise lines for more than 25 years.

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Sick Passenger Airlifted From Cruise Ship Off Coast of San Diego

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According to news reports in San Diego, a man was airlifted from the Carnival Cruise Ship Inspiration to a hospital in San Diego.

34-year-old man suffering from appendicitis symptoms aboard a cruise ship was evacuated to a San Diego hospital Sunday for emergency medical treatment.

Crew members aboard the cruise ship Carnival Inspiration contacted the U.S. Coast Guard at 7:15 a.m. Sunday from about 35 miles southwest of San Diego to request a medical-evacuation for the sick man, according to a USCG statement.

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Let’s face it, if you were hurt in a cruise ship accident, you will likely need the help of a cruise ship injury law firm.

You can try to go it alone. Many of our clients tried that approach first. 

What they soon realized was that dealing with the cruise lines directly left them frustrated and unable to get the real compensation they deserved for their injury.

Quite often, an accident occurred because of the negligent action of the cruise line or its employees. The injury the passenger sustained was not the passenger’s fault, yet they were the ones to suffer…and then were left to deal with the cost and pain associated with their injury.

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