Articles Tagged with “Florida Cruise Injury Attorney”

Cruise Slip & Fall Lawyer.jpgCruise slip and fall law is quite complex. The personal injury lawyers at Brais Law Firm have vast experiences litigating lawsuits against major cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Carnival, NCL and Disney. It is very important if you are hurt aboard a cruise ship to make a record of your accident and preserve evidence. Performance of these tasks will add significant benefits to your case.

A Cruise Gone Wrong

You fly to Miami, visit the sights and board a cruise ship for a family vacation bound for the Bahamas. After exploring the ship, you decide to go to the lido deck for some much needed rest and relaxation. You enter the elevator and press the Deck 10 button. The doors open to a beautiful atrium with highly polished marble floors. As you take your first step on the deck, you slip and fall hurting your knee. Turns out children swimming in the pool a half hour earlier did not completely towel off and while waiting for the elevator dripped pool water on the marble floor. Unfortunately, this scenario is routinely played out on cruise ships. If you are one of the unlucky people who suffered a slip and fall injury aboard a cruise, there are certain things you should know to prepare your lawsuit against the cruise line.

Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas Accident Lawyer.jpgThe Coast Guard reports it medically evacuated a 37-year-old man from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Jewel of the Seas approximately 25 miles west of Sanibel Island, Florida Sunday, January 22, 2012.

At 2:57 a.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center received a request from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship concerning a man that was exhibiting heart attack symptoms and was in need of immediate medical evacuation. No accident was reported. A Coast Guard flight surgeon was consulted and a medevac was recommended. However, the surgeon concluded it would be too risky to fly the patient in a helicopter. At 3:30 a.m., a 41′ Coast Guard utility boat crew from Station Fort Myers Beach, Florida, along with a local emergency medical technician (EMT), were dispatched to meet the cruise ship. The rescue team met the Jewel of the Seas at 6:10 a.m. and the EMT was able to safely transfer the man from the cruise ship onto the Coast Guard utility vessel. The man was medevaced to Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach where local EMS personnel took over and transported him to Lee Memorial Hospital. The man’s condition is unknown at this time.

Photo Credit: U.S. Coast Guard