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Disney Contacting Passengers & FBI Investigating Claims of Inappropriate Behavior and/or Nonconsensual Physical Contact of Children Enrolled in Oceaneer Club &/or Aboard the Vessel, Including near the Twist & Spout Slide

March 22, 2023 General

Brais law presently represents several parents, involving five children, ages three through nine, who sailed aboard the Disney MAGIC that departed New Orleans March 9 and returned March 13, 2023. After receiving reports on board the Disney MAGIC from concerned parents and more recently having reviewed CCTV, Disney is now contacting parents and the FBI is presently investigating claims that a boy, believed to be 12 years old, may have inappropriately interacted with and/or physically contacted younger children against their will aboard the Vessel or enrolled in Disney’s Oceaneer Club.

What Florida’s Boating Regulations Mean for Your Rights After an Accident on the Water

March 17, 2023 Boating Accident Injury & Death

Boating is a year-round activity in Florida. From Jacksonville to the Florida Keys, recreational boaters are a constant presence on the state’s coastal waterways—and this unfortunately means that accidents on the water are a regular occurrence.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) enforces several boating regulations. These regulations are designed to prevent accidents on the water—and they do when boaters follow them. Unfortunately, far too many boaters ignore their responsibilities, and each year this leaves […]

10 Tips for Swimming Pool Safety

February 28, 2023 Pool, Spa, Hot Tub Drowning Law

Spring is just around the corner, and in the warmer parts of the U.S., that means that it’s nearly time to go swimming. While swimming can be fun, it can also be dangerous, and tragically, both children and adults lose their lives in swimming pool accidents each year. To protect yourself and others, here are 10 safety tips from swimming pool accident attorney Keith Brais.
Avoiding Serious and Fatal Accidents at Swimming Pools
To minimize the risk of swimming pool accidents, all […]

What Happens in Cruise Ship Arbitration?

February 21, 2023 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

When you buy a ticket for a cruise, you agree to various terms and conditions. On most cruise lines, these terms and conditions include consent to binding arbitration. While most cruise passengers never have to worry about what this means, if you’ve been injured on a cruise, your ticket’s arbitration provision could have a significant impact on your legal rights. Cruise ship accident lawyer Keith Brais explains.
What Is Arbitration?
We’ll start by discussing what it means to go to arbitration. Typically, […]

7 Mistakes to Avoid When You Have a Jones Act Claim

February 14, 2023 Jones Act Claims

If you work on a boat, ship or floating rig, you can seek benefits under the Jones Act when you get injured on the job. The Jones Act is a federal law that applies specifically to maritime and offshore workers, and it provides protections when state workers’ compensation laws do not.
But, the Jones Act is not simply a workers’ compensation statute. In many cases, maritime and offshore workers can seek compensation above and beyond standard workers’ compensation benefits. With that […]