The Cruise Lines Don’t Want You to Hire a Lawyer

, July 3, 2014

You may not realize it, but if you were hurt on a cruise ship and want to file an injury claim or lawsuit against the cruise line, the cruise lines would prefer that you did not hire a personal injury lawyer. Why is that? Very simply – once involved with your injury claim, experienced cruise […]


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Do Cruise Lines Offer Financial Compensation For Injuries and Accidents?

, July 1, 2014

Passengers often ask our cruise ship injury lawyers if the cruise lines will offer compensation for an injury. The simple answer is “yes” though that compensation is dependent on a variety of factors. First and foremost, it will need to be proven that an injury did occur and that the cruise ship company or its […]


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Why Are Cruise Ship Injuries Claims Filed in Miami?

, May 9, 2014

A question we’re asked at the office by clients who call in is, “why will my case need to be tried in Miami?” To keep it simple, it’s because many of the major cruise lines are headquartered in Miami. The cruise lines also dictate (within the cruise agreement that you signed to take the cruise) […]


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Hurt on a Carnival Cruise and it Wasn’t Your Fault?

, April 26, 2014

It’s unfortunate, but accidents and injuries happen on Carnival Cruise Ships. People get sick from food poisoning. Passengers trip on worn carpeting or slip on wet floors and decks. Many of these injuries can be quite painful and life-changing. On top of that is dealing with doctors, hospitals and insurance companies…and often, missed time from work.  […]


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How we Represent Injured Passengers Against the Cruise Lines

, April 25, 2014

It’s unfortunate, but accidents and injuries happen on all of the Cruise Ships…and quite frequently. If you’ve been injured while on a cruise vacation and believe that your injury was sustained due to the negligence of the crew, the cruise line or even a fellow passenger, you may have a potential claim. Could the Cruise Line […]


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3 Things to Expect from Your Cruise Ship Personal Injury Lawyer on Your First Call

, April 23, 2014

If you were hurt or injured in a cruise ship accident, one of the actions you’ll probably take first is to contact a personal injury lawyer who is experienced in representing passengers against the cruise lines.  (**note: many of our clients try to deal directly with the cruise lines after an injury and find that […]


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Are New Cruise Ships Safer Cruise Ships? USA Today Guide to New Cruise Ships of 2014

, February 26, 2014

USA Today, which keeps tabs on cruise ship industry news, recently published an overview of the new cruise ships coming in 2014. Read the full story here: USA Today’s Guide To The New Cruise Ships of 2014 Are New Cruise Ships Safer Cruise Ships? Hopefully these new cruise ships will feature the latest technology and […]


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Cruise Ship Passengers Turn to Miami Lawyers for Questions About Norovirus Outbreaks

, February 25, 2014

Recently, a number of cruise ships have reported issues with Norovirus, the nasty stomach virus that seems to be rampant within the cruise ship industry. Over the last 2 months, thousands of passengers have been struck down with debilitating Norovirus symptoms. Update (April 10, 2014): CNN reports at least 83 passengers and crew of the Princess […]


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Rape on Holland America Cruise Ship? Passenger Accuses Crew Member

, February 19, 2014

In a terrible story, a female passenger aboard the Holland America cruise ship, MS Nieuw Amsterdam, has accused a male crew member of rape and then trying to throw her overboard after the incident. Read the full story here at the Miami Herald. Cruise Ship Injury, Hurt Passengers – More Common Than We Think Though […]


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Quick Tips; What To Do If You Are Injured On A Princess Cruise

, February 17, 2014

  It’s unfortunate, but accidents and injuries happen – even on Princess Cruise Ships. If you’ve been hurt or injured while sailing with Princess and believe that your injury was sustained due to the negligence of the crew or the cruise line itself, you may have a potential claim. Yes, Princess Might be Liable for […]


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