Category Archives: Cruise Ship Accidents

Lawyers for cruise ship accidents and passenger injuries with successful results going up against large cruise ship companies.

Colson Hicks Eidson Attorneys Help Recover $20.3 Million Verdict Against Royal Caribbean

Attorneys Deborah J. Gander and Susan S. Carlson of Colson Hicks Eidson and Tonya J. Meister of Meister Law recovered a $20.3 million verdict against Royal Caribbean Cruises on behalf of Lisa Spearman, the plaintiff. Lisa suffered a serious injury while working aboard a cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean, who was found 100 percent negligent in the case. Lisa, an officer…
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12 Deaths Reported in Bus Accident During Cruise Excursion

Twelve people were killed on a shore excursion in Costa Maya after their tour bus flipped over. Costa Maya is located on Mexico’s eastern Yucatán peninsula. The passengers who were injured are from the US, Brazil and Canada. Eight Americans were killed. Two passengers from Sweden, one from Canada and a local tour guide also died in the crash. The bus…
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How Did a Little Boy Drown Aboard a Cruise Line?

It was a normal launching for the passengers and crew aboard Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas cruise ship. The ship left port at around 4:30 pm on June 30th. At 5:30, the crew announced the ship would be heading back to port. There had been an incident, and it would change one family’s lives forever. How Did a Little…
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Is Your Cruise Ship Clean?

When there is an outbreak of sickness on a cruise ship, the massive boat is usually docked and washed from stem to stern. Often solvents and disinfectants are used liberally on every surface, but a new study questions whether these procedures are working. A study out of the Universite Laval, in Canada, has revealed that Norovirus might be transmittable by…
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Can Cruise Lines Be Sued for Medical Malpractice?

Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Recently, the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that cruise ship companies can be sued for medical malpractice, which reversed a 1988 decision. According to Daily Report, the incident that led to the…
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Disney Cruise Ship Rescues Royal Caribbean Passenger Who Fell Overboard

For the average person, the idea that they’ll ever fall off a cruise ship into the sea seems about as likely as winning the lottery. However, it does happen, and no matter how long the odds are, anyone who steps onto a cruise ship is potentially at risk of falling overboard. Imagine it; one minute you’re having the time of…
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