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Fatal Falling Accident on Carnival Elation

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on January 22, 2018

In a scene that was described by fellow passengers as “gruesome”, a woman tragically fell to her death early this past Friday morning aboard the Carnival Elation from her cabin’s balcony, located on the 14th Floor of the fantasy-class cruise ship.

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Medical Emergency Causes Evacuation on Carnival Cruise Ship

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on January 20, 2018

An alarming situation happened early on Saturday morning when numerous people were evacuated from a Carnival Cruise ship docked at Port Canaveral. While specifics as to the reason behind the emergency removal of the individuals was not included in the initial statements from either Carnival Cruise or the Brevard County Fire Rescue, it is known that all of the individuals were rushed to hospitals close to the area.

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Carnival Cruise Ship Receives Rare Failing Grade Due to Multiple Infractions

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on January 10, 2018

In what initially began as a routine inspection by the CDC quickly took a turn for the worse when it was discovered that Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Triumph had sustained multiple health code violations during one of the cruise ship’s annual health reviews last November, causing the ship to receive a rare failing grade for sanitary deficiencies.

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Girl Fatally Falls From Deck of Carnival Cruise Line Ship

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on October 16, 2017

On Saturday, a ship with the popular Carnival Cruise Line was returning to PortMiami after a week-long journey through the Caribbean when an incident occurred that transformed what was an enjoyable trip into a nightmare. Just after 8:00 in the morning, the ship arrived at Port Miami and docked so that the passengers could disembark. It was during the movement of passengers from the deck of the ship to the pier that an 8-year-old girl, who was standing on one of the upper decks inside the ship, fell from her location in the atrium to a deck two stories beneath her.

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8-Year-Old in Unknown Condition after Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Swimming Pool Accident

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on July 1, 2016

On Thursday afternoon, an 8-year-old boy on the Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas ship was discovered in one of the vessel’s three pools. The ship, which had recently departed from Bayonne, NJ, was on the first leg of a 9-day journey that was to take the passengers south to Bermuda and then the Caribbean when the boy was found. According to the statement on record, Coast Guard officials were notified shortly before 7:00pm. The ship changed course and began heading back towards its port of departure. FDNY emergency response crews intercepted the ship about four miles off of Sandy Hook, NJ, and medevaced the child to Staten Island University Hospital North. Currently, the child is still in the hospital, his condition unknown.

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Electrician Dies Inside Carnival Cruise Ship Elevator Shaft

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on December 31, 2015

Families aboard the Carnival Ecstasy Sunday evening met a gruesome scene on their way to dinner. As they approached the restaurant, blood poured out of the elevator doors with a noise so loud it was described “as a rainstorm.” At the same time workers aboard the cruise ship tried to keep passengers away from the scene, herding them back into the restaurant. Another witness compared the occurrence to “a real life scene of ‘The Shining’” – a 1980’s horror film starring Jack Nicholson. The elevator was later sealed off to shield passengers and their children from the elevator and the area nearby.

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Nearly 100 Sickened on Florida Cruise Ship

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on May 26, 2015

Cruise ship illnesses are becoming more and more common these days as the cruise industry tries to cram more and more people into larger and larger ships. It makes sanitation more complicated.

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One Hundred People Infected With Norovirus on Caribbean Cruise

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on March 19, 2015

In 2014, approximately 17 million people boarded cruise ships from North America and sailed to ports all around the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Around 37 percent of the passengers went sailing to the Caribbean, the highest destination for cruise ships across the world by a wide margin.

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People Sickened On Ft. Lauderdale Cruise Ships

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on March 3, 2015

A cruise ended badly for two people on a Regal Princess Cruise. The ship had left Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday, February 7th and stopped on the Bahamas at Princess Cays, a private port of call for the cruise lines. The ship then disembarked and was headed toward Cozumel, Mexico.

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Court of Appeals Refuses to Reconsider Cruise Ship Case

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on January 28, 2015

On January 23, the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals decided not to reconsider a previous ruling, opening the door to medical malpractice lawsuits against the cruise ship industry. The decision has the potential to reverse nearly 100 years of maritime law that gave cruise ship companies immunity against lawsuits for medical malpractice. Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines had asked the court to reconsider an earlier decision.

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