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Will Newlywed Who Fell from Carnival Balcony Sue?

Not often do we hear of a cruise ship accident that isn’t immediately followed by angry laments and threats of a lawsuit.

It seems a recent Carnival Cruise incident may be one of those rare cases. Of course, the victim’s statute of limitations isn’t up until late 2022, so there’s still time for that to change.

There are two key factors of cruise line liability that Carnival’s team is likely already reviewing – passenger slip and falls… and overserving guests. In this post, we take a closer look at both. First, though, a bit more on the story itself.

Fall Victim’s Wife Praises Carnival Cruise Staff and Guest Services

After spending the first day of his cruise enjoying nearly a

The Anti-Slip Cruise Accident: When Safety Measures Backfire

Two years ago, a New York senior filed a claim against Spirit Cruises. He alleged that the anti-skid coating applied to the top deck during a million-dollar renovation aboard the Spirit of Norfolk the year before caused him serious injury when he sustained a fall during a game of corn-hole.

Anytime we take a spill – slip-and-falls are one of the most common cruise ship injuries – it can be shocking, painful, and downright embarrassing. This can be especially so when it happens in such a public setting.

With so much going on at once, it probably feels most comfortable to chalk it up to a freak accident. You try and recover quickly and hope that no one noticed what

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

How Cruise Ship Slip and Fall Accident Liability Works

After an alleged slip and fall accident aboard a deck on the Oceania Cruises Marina, one woman has filed a case with the U. S. District Court for damages related to her injuries.

The woman claims that since the cruise line was negligent in several ways, it is financially responsible for her bone fractures and contusions. She alleges that the steps and flooring were not marked as being wet or slippery, nor were they dried in a reasonable period of time. Her allegations include that since the walkway was not secure and no measures were taken to provide a non-skid surface, and since employees were improperly trained, the cruise line is liable for her injuries.

Is she right? How

Going on a Cruise in 2017? Keep These Safety Tips in Mind

For many, this past New Year’s Eve was a way of saying, “good riddance” to 2016 and hello to a (hopefully) better year. If part of your New Year involves a cruise vacation, congratulations! Cruise ships can be a great way to see the world in comfort and luxury – without breaking the bank.

One thing to pay attention to before heading out on your cruise is safety. Generally speaking, cruises are a very safe way to travel. They aren’t without incident, though, and it’s worth paying attention to the news so you understand what you could be getting yourself into. One such incident from the end of 2016 appears to have resulted from possible negligence by the staff of

Cruising, between Fun & Games and Injury & Disease: How Safe Are You at Sea?

 

Every year, around 20,000,000 people choose to spend their vacation on the board of a cruise ship (21,556,000 passengers reported in 2014, expected to increase to 24,146,000 by 2018). With amenities such as piazza-style atriums, planetariums, water parks, rock climbing walls, full-sized carousels, skydiving, and bumper cars, cruise ships are more like floating cities offering infinite opportunities for world-class food and leisure. And some of them are true behemoths. The largest ship ever constructed, the Allure of the Seas, measures 1,181 ft., has around 100,000 metric tons, a theater with 1,380 seats, a two-deck dance hall, an ice skating rink, and even its own Starbucks, the first ever to be built on the board of a cruise ship. It