Miami & Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury BLOG

Miami, Florida and Nationwide

Let Us Review Your Case

Monday, August 18, 2014

Princess Cruises have confirmed the death of a 29 year old woman onboard the Sapphire Princess Liner. She was found dead in the swimming pool and is thought to have drowned.

The 116,000-ton Sapphire Princess, which can carry 3,770 passengers and crew, left Shanghai for Chejudo Island in South Korea, and she was found dead the following day.

According to the Chinese news site it is not yet confirmed exactly how the passenger died and the case is currently under investigation.

Princess Cruises issued a statement saying: “We are saddened to confirm that a female adult guest aboard Sapphire...

Read more
tags: miami injury attorney, miami cruise attorney, how to sue a cruise line
Sunday, August 17, 2014

Two passengers on the cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway, were arrested and fined for importing drugs in Bermuda.

Daniel Grogan, 36, from New York City, pleaded guilty to the possession of ecstasy, cocaine and cannabis while on the ship but he said he did not have them to sell. 

The second passenger, Elizabeth Turk, 55, from Eureka, California also pleaded guilty of having cannabis in her possession.

The prosecution said that cruise ship officials, having noticed the smell of drugs from Grogan’s room, notified customs officers, who then searched his cabin and found what was later confirmed...

Read more
tags: miami injury attorney, miami cruise attorney, how to sue a cruise line
Thursday, August 14, 2014

A New York couple, who booked a cruise for themselves and their 5 year old son, are unable to rebook their Norwegian Lines cruise due to their cancellation policy.

Their son, Nicolas, was unable to go on the June 1 cruise, as he was diagnosed with a cancerous liver tumor on May 19 and had to have urgent surgery. He is still undergoing chemotherapy.

The cruise line have said that any cancellation within 14 days or less of the sailing date does not entitle them to any refund, and now the family have lost $4,000.

Norwegian Cruise Lines suggested that they should have taken out travel...

Read more
tags: miami injury attorney, miami cruise attorney, how to sue a cruise line
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently released a  report on norovirus which underlines that the incidence of novovirus on cruise ships is not common, and indeed is much lower than the number of incidents on land.

Norovirus, known as a stomach bug, usually lasts between 24 and 48 hours and is not considered to be serious, being second only to a cold in terms of how many people contract it. The CDC say that there are around 20 million cases of the virus a year on land in the United States giving a one in 15 chance of catching it.

Looking at the cruise industry, there...

Read more
tags: miami injury attorney, miami cruise attorney, how to sue a cruise line
Monday, August 11, 2014

Right as motorcycle riders were preparing to gear up for some end-of-summer riding, Harley Davidson is recalling 66,421bikes. The recall is in effect because a problem with the front brake line can cause the front tire to lock up while the bike is in motion. Harley is recalling the 2014 Touring and CVO Touring models that have anti-lock brakes made between July 1, 2013 and May 7th.

The front brake line can become pinched between the bike frame and the fuel tank causing the brake fluid to lose pressure. This loss in pressure can lock the front tire and can lead the rider right into a...

Read more
tags:
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Norwegian Cruise Lines is fighting off what has the potential to be a public relations nightmare after the company refused to make accommodations for the family of a 5-year-old boy whose cancer diagnosis forced them to change their cruise vacation plans. The boy was diagnosed on May 19th, long after the family had already booked and paid $4,000 for their vacation with the popular cruise line. The parents of Nicolas Colucci requested that the company make an exception to its cancellation policy that states that cancellations made within 14 days of the scheduled departure date of the cruise are...

Read more
tags: miami injury attorney, how to sue a cruise line
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The situation at General Motors regarding the extensive recalls that the company has issued over the last several months has turned into an exercise in check cutting. Kenneth Feinberg, the compensation consultant hired by the automaker to take control of the doling out of compensatory awards for the victims of car crashes that resulted from faulty ignition switches in its vehicles, has said 115 claims have already been processed as of August 7. He also stated that more than half of those claims are for compensation resulting from the death of an occupant of a faulty vehicle, most of which have been Saturn...

Read more
tags: miami injury attorney, how to sue general motors
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

General Motors has come under serious fire over the last several months regarding its recall of vehicles that were found to have defective ignition switches. And just when most people thought things couldn’t get any worse for the embattled automaker, it seems that their website dedicated to helping customers navigate the recall process is malfunctioning as well. According to a report by the Detroit Free Press, GM customers who have attempted to use the company’s vehicle identification number search site have been told that their cars are not part of any active recall. As it turns out they are not being told...

Read more
tags: miami injury attorney, how to sue general motors
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A recent report involving the recall of nearly 26 million General Motors (GM) vehicles shows that the orders for replacement ignition switches are getting backed up causing major delays for GM drivers.

After it was discovered that GM had delayed to report a recall for faulty ignition switches, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) forced GM to pay a $35 million fine. In its investigation, the NHTSA discovered that GM was aware that these faulty ignition switches could suddenly shut off a vehicle's operation, causing crashes and at least 13 deaths in the United...

Read more
tags:
Thursday, July 31, 2014

A huge wreck on Interstate 95 in Miami caused major traffic delays and left one motorcyclist dead. A female driver, Carissa Vargas was heading north in one of the southbound lanes on I-95 which is what caused the accident. Vargas was spotted by another driver, Carlos Pereira, that was heading south. Pereira tried to avoid hitting Vargas by swerving, but was side-swiped by her vehicle.

Pereira suffered minor injuries from the crash and Vargas continued past his vehicle and struck motorcyclist Norman Mello in a head-on collision. Mello was thrown from his bike and went through the windshield of Vargas'...

Read more
tags:

Pages