Cruising can be fun. It can also be dangerous. While they aren’t often publicized, injuries onboard cruise ships are extremely common. While these injuries may result from a variety of different factors, some factors are more common than others. In this article, Miami cruise ship accident attorney Keith Brais discusses five common injury risks for cruise passengers.
Author: Keith Brais
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