Led by partner Deborah J. Gander, the firm in 2005 obtained $60.9 million in injury compensation, the largest amount ever awarded in a Federal Tort Claims Act case in the country. Federal Judge Jose A. Gonzalez found the Obstetrics Clinic in Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville, Florida, liable for medical negligence in the delivery of a brain-injured baby.
Our class action team achieved a $100 million settlement from Service Corporation International (SCI), a national funeral company, and its subsidiary, Menorah Gardens Cemetery. The case alleged that the companies buried families in the wrong graves, and the company agreed to compensate for the families’ grievances and provide in-kind services.
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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.
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 recovery was in that particular country or that particular island, in the case of cruise ships. However, even in those situations it is important to evaluate what relationship the shore excursion company, even if you didn’t sign up for it on the ship, it’s important to find out what relationship if any they have with the cruise ship because they may be liable, the cruise line may be liable, for the negligence of even that shore excursion company. In each and every cruise, each and every cruise ship, they promote certain vendors in each company they have agreements, they have contracts, they have relationships with these companies. They get a percentage, the cruise line gets a percentage, of the shore excursion pricing so it’s important to evaluate those contracts and those agreements to find out what the relationship is. Contact our lawyers at (305) 476-7400 or contact our website at Colson.com for more information.
(*) Disclaimer: All verdicts and settlements listed here are gross amounts before deductions for attorney fees and costs. Past results do not guarantee similar results in the future. Most cases result in a lower recovery. It should not be assumed that your case will have as beneficial a result.