Top 5 Cruise Injury Blog Posts from April 2014

, April 24, 2014

Passengers who were injured on their cruise – Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Disney and many others – are often confused as to what actions to take when they arrive home from their trip. We talk to many clients who say they had “no idea” what to do. They best they could do was to “just get […]


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Will My Cruise Ship Injury Case Go to Trial?

, April 22, 2014

We receive dozens of calls and emails from injured cruise ship passengers every week. Some of those injuries are relatively minor and some unfortunately are life-altering. One of the common questions our clients sometimes ask is, “will my case go to trial?” The answer is, most likely it will not. Unlike what you see in […]


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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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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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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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Hurt on a Disney Cruise Ship?

, March 24, 2014

If you were hurt on a Disney Cruise Ship, you’re not alone. Disney, like many other cruise lines, see injuries caused by accidents happen more often than most of their passengers would ever believe. The question becomes, what actions should you take if you were injured on a Disney Cruise? Assuming you sought medical help […]


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Miami Cruise Ship Injury Lawyers Help Hurt Passengers

, March 22, 2014

At our law firm here in Miami, we’ve been helping injured cruise ship passengers for over 25 years. And between the attorneys here, we have over 60 years of experience helping these passengers file claims and lawsuits against the cruise lines when the facts determined it was appropriate to do so.  Just within the last […]


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