Category Archives: Cruise Ship Injuries and Maritime Law Videos

Have questions about passenger rights or what to do after an offshore accident? Watch our maritime and admiralty attorneys explain in these videos.

What Do I Do After a Cruise Ship Accident?

Florida Cruise Injury Attorney Lewis “Mike” Eidson Explains What to Do After a Cruise Ship Accident Our firm has seen it countless times; cruise ship accidents that leave victims with permanent injuries and family members grieving for lost loved ones. In this video, Miami cruise injury attorney Lewis “Mike” Eidson explains why cruise ship accidents happen and what rights victims have to pursue justice. Video Transcription There’s many many different types of accidents that occur on cruise ships or in connection with cruise ship trips, that could result in injury or death and litigation. If you’re injured as a result of, let’s say, diving into a pool where they left the water out. And it was dark and you didn’t know it. And they didn’t have a net over the swimming pool. Or they didn’t say no diving into the swimming pool. And you’re seriously injured, and you want to…
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Should I Take a Cruise Line Shore Excursion?

Miami Cruise Accident Attorney Urges Caution Cruise line shore excursions are meant for vacation entertainment, but sometimes the safety measures taken by companies are lacking compared to the safety measures enforced in the United States. This means that vacationers may experience personal injury due to lack of safety standards by participating in shore excursions. In this video, Miami cruise ship accident attorney Mike Eidson details a case handled by our firm involving three plaintiffs who were seriously injured as a result of a jitney accident in the Caribbean and the negligence that led to the accident. Our personal injury attorneys serve clients worldwide from our office in Miami. https://youtu.be/7e41L-OitcY Video Transcription Most shore excursions occur in cruise line cases in third-world countries, not in necessarily the United States. As a matter of fact, rarely in the United States. It’s usually in the islands, it might be somewhere in Central America,…
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Should I Book a Shore Excursion Through the Cruise Line?

Miami Cruise Ship Accident Attorney Urges Caution Many cruise lines have partnerships with shore excursion companies in popular vacation destinations. If you are injured on a shore excursion, such as a scuba diving trip or a parasailing trip, it may be possible for you to seek legal action against the shore excursion company and the cruise line itself. In this video, Miami cruise ship accident attorney Joe Kalbac explains how agreements between cruise lines and shore excursion businesses can lead to lawsuits and recovery for victims. Our law firm operates out of an office in Miami, though we serve clients nationwide as well as worldwide. Video Transcription In a situation where you’re taken to a particular port and you go upon yourself to sign up for a shore excursion not related to or not sponsored by the cruise ship, in most cases you would probably be limited to whatever the…
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Are Diving Accidents Common on Cruise Ships?

Miami Cruise Ship Accident Attorney on Swimming and Diving Injuries Diving accidents at a pool on a cruise ship can leave victims with catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injury and paralysis. Miami cruise ship accident lawyer Mike Eidson has represented clients and families involved in a number of cases involving diving injuries. In this video, he explains one case involving a person who was seriously injured while diving into a pool on a cruise ship, and the egregious lack of warnings and safety measures taken by the cruise ship company that led to the young man’s paralysis. If you have been injured due to the negligence of a cruise line, often, you will have to file your case in Miami within a very short time period. No matter where in the world your cruise ship accident occurred, we are prepared to look into your case to determine whether you are…
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How Does the Law Protect the Loved Ones of Someone Who Dies on a Cruise Ship?

Miami Wrongful Death Lawyer Tells Tragic Story of One Death on the High Seas Act Case Certain maritime laws stretch back hundreds of years, and many are cold and limiting on what victims can legally recover. In particular, under the Death on the High Seas Act, it can be incredibly difficult for the families of medical malpractice victims seriously injured on cruise ships to obtain the damages they deserve for their loss. In this video, Miami wrongful death attorney Joe Kalbac recounts a case he handled where a 14-year-old boy was tragically killed due to medical error on a cruise ship, and how our law firm was able to gain a successful legal resolution for this family. The Death on the High Seas Act is outdated and needs to be fixed, but families who have lost loved ones at sea still have rights. If your loved one has been killed…
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What If a Cruise Ship is Not Equipped to Handle Injuries?

Miami Passenger Injury Lawyer on Ways Passengers Can Seek Medical Malpractice Damages Thanks to outdated maritime laws stretching back hundreds of years, cruise lines are often exempt from charges of medical negligence that occurs aboard their ships. It can also be difficult for victims harmed by medical malpractice aboard cruise ships to obtain the financial recovery they deserve for their pain and suffering, because cruise crewmembers come from all over the world and these claims may involve international laws. In this video, Miami cruise ship attorney Joe Kalbac explains the importance of examining every cruise ship injury case thoroughly. Even if archaic laws protect the cruise line from liability, there are still other avenues victims of medical negligence about a cruise ship can pursue to seek damages. Video Transcription: In the situation where you received substandard medical care on a cruise ship, it’s a very complicated issue. Laws that have…
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