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Wet Steps Aboard Carnival Dream Leads To Slip-and-Fall Passenger Injury

August 14, 2020

Slip-and-fall injuries are relatively common aboard cruise ships. Cruise lines have a responsibility to maintain the ships' premises in a safe condition for passengers and crew members. In the following case, you will read just how quickly the cruise line's negligence can lead to a serious permanent injury. 

The following is an excerpt taken from a civil complaint filed on behalf of a client of Hickey Law Firm, P.A.

"On February 19, 2019, Carnival Dream was on its third day of cruising. Despite the fact that Carnival knew or should have known that the wet steps were a potential hazard, on the date of the incident, Carnival allowed water to remain on the steps of these…

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Hazardous Cruise Ship Doors Lead To Severe Passenger Injuries

August 13, 2020

Today we take a look at another case that was caused by a cruise company's negligence. This case resulted from hazardous heavy doors that Carnival Cruise Line uses on its ships. In high winds these doors may move or suddenly close, injuring passengers in a number of ways including causing people to fall over and become injured from the fall. 

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How do You Get Results for Your Clients?

August 13, 2020

How do we get results for our clients? In this short video, attorney Jack Hickey explains our team approach and other factors that enable us to help our clients get the justice they are due.

If you are in need of an attorney, please call Hickey Law Firm at 305-371-8000

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Highly Polished Stone Causes Slip-And-Fall Hazard On Cruise Ships

August 12, 2020

Over the coming weeks we will be taking a look at some of the lawsuits that Hickey Law Firm, P.A. has filed recently in order to give you a better understanding of the types of injuries that result from cruise line negligence. 

Below we present an excerpt from a civil complaint that we filed on behalf of one of our clients who was injured aboard the Carnival Sunshine cruise ship on August 30, 2019:

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Cruise Ship Injury Statute of Limitations Still In Effect Despite COVID-19

August 11, 2020

Time to file a lawsuit:  One year from when it happened.  That is the deadline in most cruise line sexual assault and injury cases.  If you don’t file suit within that time and in the court required by the ticket, you will not have a claim. That is the long established maritime law. The coronavirus pandemic has not altered this filing period, meaning that if you were injured or sexually assaulted aboard a cruise ship within the past 12 months or less, the clock for you to file your claim is still ticking.

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Miami Gardens Crash Leaves Three Dead and One Injured

August 10, 2020

A serious car crash left three people dead and one other injured last week, after a car reportedly failed to yeild before making a left turn in front of oncoming traffic.

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Miami Herald Recounts Story of Injured Cruise Worker Forgotten After Coronavirus

August 09, 2020

Following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States in March, the cruise industry initiated a temporary no-sail period in which virtually all international cruises were halted. The shutdown left over 100,000 workers stranded aboard cruise ships, many of them for several months. The situation has resulted in a strange situation in which some crewmembers have been unable to return to their home countries for several months, essentially being left in a state of limbo. The Miami Herald recently profiled one such worker.

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Former University Baseball Player Arrested For Boating Crash That Killed Former Teammate

August 08, 2020

The Florida State Attorney's office is charging a former university-level baseball player with manslaughter after he allegedly caused a boating crash that killed his former teammate.…

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New York Man Charged With Homicide Following Florida Boat Crash

August 07, 2020

Authorities have charged 51-year-old Mark Dominic Passero with vessel homicide as a result of a boating crash that killed 83-year-old Robert Strickler several months ago. Vessel homicide occurs when a person kills a human being while operating a vessel in a reckless manner that is likely to cause great bodily harm or death..

Robert M. Strickler

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Construction workers impaled with steel bars, critically injured at construction site in Brickell

August 06, 2020

Six construction workers at a Brickell construction site were injured and two were in critical condition Wednesday after a heavy load of rebar fell from a crane.


An injured worker is lowered on a stretcher at the construction site where City of Miami Fire Rescue responded to a rescue call in the Brickell neighborhood…

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