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Cruise Automatic Doors Accident

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Another reason our law firm often called involves doors on the cruise ship. The wind and the vacuum created on the backside of the ship can cause other doors, like the entrance door, to close, all by itself. And unfortunately, these can all cause injury. The electric eyes are sometimes not well maintained. So when people walk up, and the door opens, then they turn to talk to the person that they are walking with. As a consequence, they're not moving anymore.

For that second or two or three, the electric eye fails to detect there is actually a presence because no one is moving. The sliding glass door closes. Persons unaware of this. They turn, they start to walk through the door where they were going to walk to seconds earlier. Very serious injuries can result as a consequence of that. These are the types of claims that we have handled for many years.