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March 17, 2018

As authorities continue to investigate the tragic FIU bridge collapse, the names of the victims are beginning to trickle out.

USA today reports that eight cars were crushed under the massive 950-ton structure when it...

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March 16, 2018

FIU Panthers and people of Sweetwater and Miami-Dade County: Hickey Law Firm is with you.

We are investigating this tragedy. We know that there are 2 Main firms which were involved in the design and construction of the bridge: 
Munea Construction Management (MCM) and FIGG were the contractors and designers of the FIU bridge.   We also know that both MCM and FIGG have had multiple problems in the past with defective construction.  And we know that this...

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March 15, 2018

A newly constructed $14.2 million bridge at Florida International University collapsed today, leaving several people dead and injured.

Authorities say that a 950 ton section of the pedestrian bridge collapsed as it was undergoing “some sort of stress test”, reports The article also...

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March 14, 2018

Automaker Ford is the latest in a long string of automakers to issue major recalls in recent years.

According to ABC Action News, Ford issued a recall for 1.4 million vehicles today, including Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ model vehicles. The company says that over time the bolts attaching the steering wheel to the car may wear out, resulting in the steering wheel detaching from the vehicle.

According to the report at least two...

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March 13, 2018

Some years ago, we blogged about at terrible tragedy which befell a family as it took an excursion from a Carnival cruise ship. As the Chaparro family was traveling with the execution company on the island of St. John, the vehicle in which the family was traveling passed by an area known for gang violence. Suddenly a shootout broke out between rival gangs which were attending a funeral. One of the bullets from the shootout struck 15-year-old Liz Marie Perez Chaparro, who had been on the cruise with her family to celebrate her quinceañera. Liz Marie died from her injuries.


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March 13, 2018

When you spend money on a cruise vacation, you expect to be getting first-class service and amenities. However, there is potential for accidents and personal injury to occur if the cruise line fails to maintain a safe and hazard free environment. In the slideshare below, we outline some of the most common forms of cruise ship accidents.

If you’ve suffered an injury while on a cruise ship and believe it was caused by the cruise line’s negligence, please contact our experienced cruise ship lawyers at the Hickey Law Firm, P.A., today by filling out...

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March 12, 2018

A man who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman aboard a Carnival cruise ship late last month was denied bail at his hearing last week.

23-year-old Brian Holland is accused of having sexually assaulted an 18-year-old mentally challenged woman in a...

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March 11, 2018

The #metoo movement has seen hundreds (and perhaps thousands) of women stand up and speak out against sexual assault and sexual harassment. We have been covering the topic of cruise ship sexual assault for the past decade on this blog, and have often noted that cruise ship sexual assault is the most commonly reported crime aboard cruise ships. In other words, there are more sexual assaults reported aboard cruise ships than thefts.


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March 10, 2018

The woman who fell from a cruise ship earlier this week was reportedly taking a selfie at the time she went overboard.

The 53-year-old victim fell from the Norwegian Epic cruise ship as it sailed off the coast of the Bahamas. The victim was reportedly in the water for approximately 60 to 90 minutes before being rescued by crew members.

According to an Inside Edition...

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March 09, 2018

The U.S. State Department has issued a travel advisory, warning U.S. citizens to avoid Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The advisory also bans government personnel from going to the area.

A recent ferry explosion in the area hurt more than 20 people. Explosives were found on another ferry a week later, but did not detonate.

The city, which rests on the coastof the Caribbean, has also been the scene of deadly drug cartel activity.


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