AZZARO v. ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINE The following is a description of a personal injury case we have filed. This is a case involving a personal injury aboard the Empress of the Seas, a cruise ship owned by Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line waxed the floor immediately inside a doorway leading to the outside open air deck. This floor was waxed to the point that it was as slick as ice. Yet, the person who waxed the floor who was present at the time of the accident failed to post any signs or warnings that the floor was slippery and waxy, failed to cordon or rope off the area, failed to place any rug or other covering down over the area, failed to lock or obstruct the door through which Ms. Azzaro entered the area, and failed to verbally or otherwise warn Ms. Azzaro about the slick area. The floor had an incline immediately inside the door, a condition dangerous unto itself even without the waxing. On the day of the accident, Ms. Azzaro walked from the outside area on Deck Ten into the area where the floor had been waxed and, when she put one foot inside that area slipped and fell causing severe, debilitating, and permanent injuries. We are fighting… for the safety and security of you and your family. Making cruise lines, other commercial facilities, and products safer and more secure, one case at a time. Call us today. All consultations are free and strictly confidential. TOLL FREE: 1.800.215.7117. See our website for information on what to do in the event of an injury on a cruise ship: www.hickeylawfirm.com. See also www.cruiseshipassault.com. The bottom line is get medical care immediately, take photos of the area where you were injured, get the names and contact information of witnesses, and report the accident or incident at once. Also, CALL HICKEY LAW FIRM, P.A., TOLL FREE AT: 1.800.215.7117. Our consultations are always free. We work on a contingency fee basis; if we don’t recover, you don’t pay. Personal injury, wrongful death, sexual assaults, and medical malpractice. This all happens on cruise ships and we have handled these types of claims for 29 years. The cruise ship industry has restricted when and where you can place a claim. Those restrictions appear in the fine print of the ticket. The ticket may also have a provision that requires you to file your claim within one year of the time cruise ship accidents occur, and they also require that claims be made in Miami, FL. Because of these limitations, it is important to have representation from an experienced attorney who can ensure you take the necessary steps in case of cruise ship accidents. Hickey Law Firm, P.A. is headed up by John H. (Jack) Hickey. Hickey was born and raised in the cruise line capital of the world, Miami, Florida. For the first 17 years of his career, Hickey represented the cruise lines and insurance companies. Now he represents you, the seriously injured, the family of a loved one who has died as a result of someone else’s negligence, the victim of a sexual assault, or the victim of medical malpractice. Hickey has testified before Congress about safety and security onboard cruise ships and claims against cruise lines. He is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by The Florida Bar and by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is a Past President of the Dade County Bar Association. He currently serves on the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar. Hickey has been named by his peers as a “SUPERLAWYER” in the Superlawyer.com publication (the top 5% of all lawyers); as a “Top Lawyer in South Florida” in the areas of personal injury and maritime in the South Florida Legal Guide (2004 to present); and as a “Legal Elite” member in Florida Trend Magazine (2006) (top 1.7% of all lawyers). He is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Emerging Leaders in America. Hickey is rated A/V by Martindale Hubbell, the international directory of lawyers, a rating achieved by only 5% of all attorneys. CONTACT US AND SEE OUR RESULTS AT: www.hickeylawfirm.com and CALL US TOLL FREE AT 1.800.215.7117.