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Matt Shaffer files lawsuit against Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Matt Shaffer has filed a lawsuit on behalf of his client, a vessel-based musician employed by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Our client sustained serious injuries to his right leg and knee after his lower bunk bed broke.In the lawsuit, it is alleged that Royal Caribbean Ltd. failed to provide a safe working environment and failed to


Search Suspended for Missing Cruise Ship Passenger

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search for 33-year-old Samantha Broberg late Sunday evening after the passenger went missing while aboard the cruise ship Carnival Liberty just three days prior. Video surveillance captured Broberg climbing a railing on the 10th deck of the ship and falling backwards into the Gulf of Mexico at approximately 2


Unresolved Cruise Ship Injuries

Jurisdiction on Land When you cross state lines, you know that you’re leaving one jurisdiction and entering another. Many signs and landmarks welcome you to the new area, and various maps can pinpoint you to the city and country that you are currently in. If you suffer from injury on land, you can quickly determine


Facts on Premises Liability

Premises liability is the type of personal injury case that occurs when a person is injured as a result of a hazardous condition on someone else’s property. Being injured on someone’s property does not automatically make them responsible for your injury. There are many different types of personal injury cases that can be classified as


Boy, 4, In Critical Condition After Near-Drowning On Cruise Ship

A 4-year-old boy is in critical condition after a near-drowning accident on the Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas on Saturday. The child wandered away from his mother, who alerted the ship’s authorities, triggering a frantic search about an hour after the ship departed Port Everglades. A guest spotted him underwater in a wave pool


1 Dead, 1 Injured After Cruise Ship Accident

One crewmember was killed and another seriously injured in a cruise ship accident Oct. 24 in Colon, Panama, on the Coral Princess. A rescue boat on the Princess Cruises vessel was being raised with the two crewmembers aboard performing maintenance work when a cable broke, dropping the rescue boat into the water. The 2,000 passenger


Costa Concordia Refloated, Preparing for Final Tow

More than two years after the cruise ship Costa Concordia capsized off the Italian coast leaving 32 people dead, the vessel was finally refloated Monday and will soon be towed away and broken down into scrap material. The ship, which ran aground on rocks near Giglio island in January 2012, was scheduled to depart Tuesday,


Hundreds Sick after Norovirus Outbreak on 2 Cruise Ships

Hundreds passengers and crewmembers on two cruise ships were struck with norovirus last week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Friday, the CDC reported that more than 600 passengers and crewmembers were struck by the illness on Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas cruise ship. It was the largest such outbreak


After Nearly Drowning on Disney Cruise, Boy Shows Significant Improvements

“Can a sign prevent kids from drowning on cruise ships?” This is just one of the many questions raised when Chase Lykken, a 4-year-old boy, nearly drowned on a Disney cruise ship on March 30, 2013. Just hours after getting on board the Disney Fantasy, the toddler almost drowned in the ship’s pool. Initial reports


Cruise Industry Unveils New Safety Procedures

The cruise industry has undertaken a major overhaul of its safety procedures and policies, since the fatal Costa Concordia disaster earlier this year. Cruise organizations have announced a number of changes to their safety policies, and this month, the 3 major cruise associations announced yet more changes. The Cruise Lines International Association and the European


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