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$10 Million Lawsuit Causes Royal Caribbean to Close Ride

A Washington man on a Royal Caribbean cruise recently suffered a fractured pelvis after the bungee cord on the Sky Pad trampoline bungee ride broke 20 feet above deck, causing him to plummet to the floor next to it.

Since then, he’s been living in Sarasota for several months while he slowly rehabilitates. As of this writing, he still has another three months before he can bear any weight, and he’s getting therapy for depression. As a result of all of this, the young man has filed a $10 million lawsuit against Royal Caribbean.

Do these kinds of personal injury claims work? It already has – at least in part: in response to the lawsuit, Royal Caribbean closed the ride

Your Guide to Filing a Cruise Ship Injury Claim

Injuries on any vacation can be a bummer, but cruise ship injuries can be especially dangerous. You’re stuck on a ship, and often cruise ship doctors are able to do little more than give you pain medication and other general treatment.

Injuries are even less fun when the accident is caused by the cruise ship. Slippery surfaces, norovirus, or even violent staff members can all lead to injuries.

The only silver lining? Cruise companies have a duty to keep their passengers safe. If you are injured by a negligent or abusive crew member, consider filing a claim and asking for compensation.

When Can I File a Cruise Claim?

If you have been recently injured by a cruise line, you may

Injured on a Cruise Ship – Be Careful What You Say

If you are injured on a cruise ship, it’s important to watch what you say, because the words you use can be the difference between whether you receive compensation for injuries caused by another’s negligence or have to pay for them yourself.

That’s exactly what happened to a passenger who was injured on Royal Caribbean Cruises. He filed a personal injury case against the cruise line after falling while ice skating, alleging that the ice skate he was provided was damaged, and that the ice in the ship’s rink had gouges that presented a hazard.

The jury ruled that both parties were negligent, but Royal Caribbean Cruises was deemed to be 65 percent liable for damages. This meant that the

What’s Next for the Cruise Worker Found Alive after 22 Hours at Sea?

A cruise ship worker from the Norwegian Getaway cruise ship recently fell overboard in the Gulf of Mexico. US Coast Guard ships attempted to locate the man for many hours, but they eventually called off the search after covering over 1,600 square miles without success.

Twenty-two hours later, however, a cabin steward from a Carnival cruise ship spotted the stranded man in the water waving for help. Miraculously, he was rescued and is in stable condition. He had no survival devices at the time of his rescue, and he is presumed to have treaded water the entire time he was stranded.

Although the victim was rescued due to an extremely lucky coincidence, drownings and other injures are not uncommon on

Cruise Injury? Potential Incidents You Can Seek Compensation For

Earlier this year, a Floridian woman filed a lawsuit against Carnival Cruise Lines for an incident that led to serious injuries in the Bahamas. She was on a Carnival cruise to the Bahamas and decided to embark on a safari tour. Tour guides took the guests in a Mercedez-Benz Unimog, a notoriously unsafe vehicle without seat belts. The Unimog flipped over, and the woman was thrown from the vehicle. She suffered multiple broken bones and multiple surgeries for tears and fractures. She was among 10 cruise guests injured on the tour.

Her injuries did not happen on the cruise, but the activity was set up through Carnival. Because of this, she has argued that the two companies are so closely

Never Do These Things While on a Cruise Vacation

Cruising is one of the most enjoyable and luxurious ways to travel. However, if you’re a cruising novice, it’s prudent to do your research and make sure you’re well-prepared.

There are a few pitfalls that newbie passengers commonly engage in. Avoid doing these things and you’ll have a safer and more enjoyable cruise.

Pick the Wrong Travel Companion

On a cruise, you’ll be in close quarters and spending a lot of time with your travel companion(s). Cruises are most fun with someone who’s flexible, up for anything, and sociable. A wallflower who wants to hang out in the cabin all the time will put a damper on your cruise.

Underestimate the Power of the Buffet

You may think that you

Passengers May Sue Norwegian after Cruise Sails into “Bomb Cyclone”

Passengers experienced horrific conditions when a Norwegian cruise ship sailed right into the recent

‘’bomb cyclone” storm. In this post, we’ll tell their stories and explain why they are thinking about suing.

The Breakaway Nightmare

On January 4, a bomb cyclone hit the Atlantic Ocean, where the Norwegian Breakaway was sailing from the Bahamas to New York. The bomb cyclone was one of the worst parts of winter storm Grayson, and it caused ocean swells of greater than 30 feet.

The National Weather Service issued warnings for the bomb cyclone on Dec. 31, but the Breakaway sailed according to schedule anyway. Some of the ship’s rooms were flooded, and many passengers experienced seasickness from the high waves. Because of this,