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Category: Cruise Ship Injury & Death

What Happens After a Death on a Cruise Ship?

April 28, 2023 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

Deaths on cruise ships are more common than most people realize. While the cruise lines work hard to avoid negative publicity following deaths onboard, statistics show that hundreds of people tragically lose their lives on cruises every year.
If you have lost a loved one on a cruise, it will be important for you to understand what will happen—and what won’t happen—next. Unfortunately, while the cruise line might express its grief if your loved one’s death makes headlines, the cruise line […]

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, […]

Do You Have a Claim for Medical Malpractice Onboard a Cruise Ship?

September 30, 2022 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

If you get sick or injured while on a cruise, in most cases your only option is to seek treatment onboard. Large cruise ships have a medical facility (commonly called an “infirmary”) onboard, and smaller cruises will typically have a doctor onboard who is available to provide first aid and basic emergency care as needed.
Let’s say you seek treatment onboard a cruise ship, and let’s say your doctor makes a mistake. If this happens do you have a claim for […]

10 Cruise Safety Tips: Reducing Your Risk of Injury and Illness Onboard

September 23, 2022 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

For many people who are preparing to go on a cruise, safety is among the least of their concerns. Most passengers are focused on making sure they pack everything they need and get to the cruise terminal on time, and they take their health and safety for granted. They assume the cruise line has adequate safety protocols in place, and they just want to get on board so they can relax and have a good time.
Unfortunately, the statistics show that […]

Cruise Passengers Continue to Pursue Just Compensation for COVID-19 Outbreaks Onboard

September 16, 2022 Coronavirus COVID-19

A class action lawsuit against Carnival and Princess Cruise Lines related to the COVID-19 outbreak has gone to trial in Australia. In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs—who include passengers, crew members, and families—are alleging that Carnival and Princess Cruise Lines failed to take adequate precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 onboard the Ruby Princess cruise ship in March 2020.
Carnival and Princess Cruise Lines Try Various Tactics To Avoid Liability for COVID-19 Exposure
In seeking to avoid liability for the spread of […]