Cruise Ship Accidents

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August 30, 2020

When designing a vessel as complex as a cruise ship, engineers and other designers must take every aspect of the ship's potential hazards into account. Especially as it relates to those areas that passengers will use, a good design will limit and even eliminate possible sources of danger. Cruise…

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August 29, 2020

Though the major cruise lines are not currently operating in North America, the statute of limitations for filing cruise injury claims continues to tick. Victims of most cruise injuries, including cruise ship rape and sexual assault, usually must file suit within one year from the date of the…

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August 28, 2020

Earlier this week we blogged about a complaint that we filed on behalf of a Norwegian Crusie Lines passengers who was injured on the Norwegian Getaway cruise…

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August 27, 2020

Continuing with yesterday's theme of faulty cruise ship design, today we look at the case of a poorly designed cruise ship arcade which employs glass that is difficult for passengers to see. Entrances of this type can present a significant hazard to passengers because, without proper warning,…

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August 20, 2020

Anyone who has been in a cruise ship stateroom is likely familiar with the way stateroom bunk beds are arranged. The top bed may be parallel to the bottom bed or perpendicular to it, but the top bunk is always accessed by a ladder of some type. When not properly maintained these ladders can be…

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August 17, 2020

Though cruise companies have been on notice about slippery floor hazards for years, they continue to frequently maintain their floors in a dangerously slippery condition. The plaintiff in the following lawsuit was enjoying her cruise vacation when she suddenly slipped and fell on a puddle of…

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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…

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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…

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July 14, 2020

If you contract the coronavirus on a cruise ship, can you sue the cruise line? Yes, you can. In this short video from AskTheLawyers™, Miami cruise ship attorney Jack Hickey discusses your rights and options following a virus outbreak on a cruise.

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