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Monday, September 15, 2014

A cruise is meant to be a relaxed and joyful time that allows you to bask in the sun, enjoy your time in the dance clubs and casino, visit exotic locations, and scarf down some delicious food. Sadly, all too often, a terrible tragedy occurs on a cruise ship that leaves a person reeling – rape.

Over the last decade, there have been several cases of horrid rape and assault on a cruise ship. In several of these cases, the victim filed a cruise ship lawsuit under the guidance and assistance of our cruise ship accident attorney, Jack Hickey. At The Hickey Law Firm,...

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Monday, September 8, 2014

While a cruise ship may seem like the ideal way to escape your everyday life and have a relaxing vacation, sometimes an unforeseen accident can occur, leading to catastrophic experiences.

After spending nearly two decades representing large cruise ship lines, Miami cruise ship lawyer, John H. (Jack) Hickey, decided to use his inside knowledge of cruise ships to represent individuals against cruise ships. If you've been in a cruise ship accident, please contact The Hickey Law Firm today for help with your case.

Cruise ship accidents can range from a minor fall to...

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

As hard-working Americans, many of us try our best to take full advantage of the things that our earnings afford us. One of the most important ways that we enjoy our money is by spending it on our vacations. Cruise ships have become some of the most popular vacation options in the world and the expansive entertainment, dining, and recreation that are available on today’s cruise ships are often well worth the money spent on it all. It is an exciting time to be sure but it is important that cruise ship passengers take some minor precautions before and during their cruise in order to ensure a great vacation....

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A number of studies have been done over the years by neurosurgeons and other researchers on children who have suffered traumatic brain injuries and how such injuries impact nerve growth. An article that was published recently describing the collective findings from these studies stated that traumatic brain injuries in children trigger the production within the brain of what are called cytokines. These are cells in the brain that offer a level of protection when an injury occurs. Because of the nature of a traumatic brain injury, however, the fluid that accumulates as the result of the injury causes...

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Monday, September 1, 2014

In the minds of virtually everyone who considers taking a cruise for their vacation, suffering an injury on a cruise ship may just be the consummate example of “that will never happen to me”. But of the roughly ten million Americans who travel on cruise ships on an annual basis, a relatively significant number of them end up suffering some kind of injury during their cruise. Not all injuries suffered on a cruise ship are severe, of course, but they can and do range from anything from a minor ankle sprain from a slip-and-fall to sexual assaults and viral infections.

Since so few people expect to suffer...

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Most people assume that cruise lines like Carnival Cruise and Royal Caribbean are American companies but the truth is that cruise lines are defined by the flag under which they sail. Carnival, for example, is not an American company, at least not exclusively. It is defined as a British-American-Panamanian company because it has corporate bases in the United Kingdom, the United States, and in Panama. The company operates cruise ships around the globe and as such, the company is not subject to the laws in any one particular country. If an American passenger is injured in an accident that takes place on a cruise...

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Cruise ship contracts are the type of documents that people glance at briefly just for the sake of appearances but rarely ever read in any detail because, well, who wants to read all of that legal jargon and fine print that’s small enough to cause a rip in your cornea. These contracts, however, are rife with provisions and stipulations that passengers would do well to read and take into consideration before purchasing their tickets and thereby agreeing to the terms. In general, a cruise contract is a contract like any other – it details the rights that each involved party has in carrying out their end of the...

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Former and now-deceased NFL football player Junior Seau died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest in May of 2012 after battling a number of conditions believed to have been linked to chronic brain damage. After his death, his family was informed by doctors that scans of his brain showed that he had been suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, which is caused by repeated head injuries and can lead to things like depression, loss of memory, and dementia. But Seau’s suicide and the conditions that are believed to have led to it are not uncommon among professional athletes....

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Every so often there is a story in the news about authorities who are searching for a person who has gone missing from a cruise ship. These are sobering accounts to be sure but how often do they really occur? Are they as infrequent as the news media would make them seem or do these types of incidents happen far more often and simply go unreported. Unfortunately the answer is the latter as news outlets rarely cover stories of people who have gone missing from cruise liners. Even more unfortunate is the fact that the majority of these victims are never heard from again.

What will certainly come as a...

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Consumers around the world have developed a veritable love affair with their smart phones. The convenience that these phones afford combined with their expansive capability make them a must-have item in today’s technology driven world. Unfortunately, the downside of the smart phone has been rearing its ugly head recently as reports of smart phones catching fire or outright exploding have been on the rise. What is important for consumers to keep in mind as these reports continue to surface is that the incidents of exploding smart phones are relatively rare. That is to say, the ratio of smart phone explosions...

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