Maritime & Boating Accident
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December 6, 2013

Injured Houston Passenger Carnival Triumph Hires BBR

Texas Cruise Injury Lawyer.jpgThe cruise injury lawyers of BBR have been retained by Houston woman who slipped and fell aboard the Carnival Triumph. While on a vacation with her family, the passenger was enjoying the ship's Lido deck which offers pools, music and food. She encountered an unreasonably slippery section while walking across the deck which caused her to fall. The accident most unfortunately resulted in vertebral fractures.

This law firm represents several passengers who slip and fall on Carnival cruise ships' Lido decks. The reason why there are so many accidents on Lido decks is because it is one of the heaviest foot traffic areas aboard ships. Thousands of passengers and crew walk across the Lido deck on any given cruise liner daily which erodes the deck's anti-slip properties. Cruise lines often times decide to keep their ships in operation to generate money as opposed to canceling a cruise or two to properly maintain these decks. This causes slipping hazards. The Triumph sails from Galveston, Texas to Western Caribbean and Mexican ports. If you slipped on the Triumph's Lido deck, we would like to speak with you.

October 21, 2013

Louisiana Cruise Trip and Fall Victim Aboard the Carnival Elation Hires BBR Lawyers

Louisiana Cruise Injury Lawyer.pngThe cruise injury attorneys of BBR have been retained by a Louisiana woman who was injured in a trip and fall accident aboard the Carnival cruise ship Elation. The passenger's foot became stuck in a poorly lit and maintained stairwell between the Lido and Serenity Decks causing her to fall while the ship was returning to New Orleans. Unfortunately, the fall resulted in a fracture to the passenger's tailbone (Coccyx). Such injuries are extremely painful. Cruise lines such as Carnival owe their passengers the duty of reasonable care for their safety. The legal duty requires that stair ways be properly maintained and lit so to lessen the likelihood of passengers tripping and sustaining injuries.

September 30, 2013

Sandals Resort Slip and Fall Victim Hires BBR Attorneys

New York Cruise Injury Attorneys.jpgA New York man who slipped and fell at the Sandals Whitehouse Village & Spa has hired the resort injuries attorneys of BBR to represent him. The guest of the Sandals' all inclusive resort suffered several fractured ribs and other personal injuries as a result of a wet and slippery floor on the property. Resorts owe their guests the legal duty of reasonable care which includes preventing floors from becoming unreasonably slippery.

September 17, 2013

South Beach Jet Ski Accident Victim Hires BBR Attorneys

New York Cruise Injury Attorneys.jpgBBR attorneys have been retained to represent a woman who sustained a fractured fibula and fibula when a jet ski rented from a Miami Beach marina T-boned the personal watercraft she was riding aboard. The woman underwent emergency surgery at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Marinas renting jet skis are required under Florida law to provide renters comprehensive instruction and possible on water proficiency reviews before allowing the renters to leave the dock. Unfortunately, this does always happen and accidents occur. The woman was visiting South Florida from New York

September 11, 2013

Miami Walgreens Slip and Fall Victim Hires BBR Lawyers

Miami Walgreens Slip and Fall Attorney.gifThe Miami slip and fall lawyers of BBR have been retained by a woman who slipped and fell at a North Miami Beach Walgreens Pharmacy. The accident happened between 9:00 and 9:30 pm when the woman turned a corner and slipped on an unreasonably slippery floor. After the fall, the woman noticed an employee in another aisle polishing the floor. No signs warning the customers of the slippery floor were erected near the accident scene. The woman sustained a knee injury and is seeking further medical care. Walgreens had the legal duty to warn customers of the slippery nature of the floor caused by their cleaning and/or cordon off the area until sufficiently dry.

August 30, 2013

Miami, Florida Woman Retains BBR for Fractured foot Claim against Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Florida Cruise Accident Lawyer.gifA Miami, Florida woman has retained the cruise injury lawyers of BBR to represent her in a claim against Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. The woman slipped and fell on the wooden Lido deck aboard the Majesty of the Seas . This accident resulted in a fracture to at least one bone in her foot. Often times the Lido deck, which receives a extraordinary amount of foot traffic, is not properly maintained causing a greater likelihood of slip and fall accidents to occur. BBR has written extensively on cruise ship slip and fall accidents and has represented numerous clients against cruise lines.

August 29, 2013

Royal Caribbean Utility Cleaner Injured Aboard the Mariner of the Seas Retains BBR Lawyers

Honduras Cruise Injury Lawyer.gifThe cruise injury lawyers of BBR were retained by a Royal Caribbean Utility Cleaner to bring a Jones Act Negligence, Unseaworthienss and Failure to Provide Maintenance and Cure claim. The crewmemeber from Honduras was ordered to lift a heavy waste barrel in the Mariner of the Seas' galley without proper assistance or lifting belt. While attempting to perform this task he sustained a herniated disc requiring decompression surgery. Often times cruise lines overwork utility workers and do not provide proper lifting equipment to safely perform their jobs.

August 28, 2013

Carnival Cruise Stateroom Stewardess Hires BBR's Lawyers for Wrist Injury

Thailand Crew Injury Lawyer.pngA stateroom stewardess from Thailand has hired the cruise injury lawyers of BBR to represent her in a claim against Carnival Cruise Lines. The crewmember injured her wrist while performing heavy lifting of mattresses and bedding as part of her job duties. Stateroom stewards and stewardesses are required to "turn over" dozens of cabins on embarkation days so the cabins are fresh for the oncoming passengers. Often times the ship is short staffed requiring the attendants to turn over a cabin within minutes and work without breaks so as to reach all rooms. This means the crewmember must lift thousands of pounds in hours. This causes injuries, and in this case, a wrist injury.

August 27, 2013

Louisiana Carnival Cruise Ship Slip & Fall Victim Hires BB&R Lawyers

Louisiana Cruise Injury Lawyer.pngThe cruise injury lawyers of BB&R have been hired to represent a Louisiana woman who slipped and fell on an unreasonably slippery deck. The fall occurred on the Lido deck of the Carnival cruise ship Elation and caused injuries to her neck, shoulder and induced carpal tunnel syndrome in her wrist. BB&R has litigated many slip and fall injury cases against the major cruise lines including Carnival.

August 26, 2013

Texas Woman who Slipped and Fell Aboard Cruise Ship Retains BB&R Attorneys

Texas Cruise Injury Lawyer.gifA Texas passenger has retained the BB&R cruise injury lawyers to represent her in a claim against cruise ship sailing from Galveston. While the cruise ship was returning to Galveston, the woman was walking though a tiled passageway where she slipped and fell on an unreasonably slippery deck. The fall resulted in a fracture. Cruise lines have the duty to exercise reasonable care for their passengers' safety. This duty includes maintaining decks so they are reasonably suited to accommodate foot traffic and to dry wet decks of liquid. BB&R has litigated several slip and fall cases against the major cruise lines.

August 22, 2013

Florida Woman Hires Brais, Brais & Rusak to Represent her in a Personal Injury Claim Against a Cruise Line

Florida Cruise Injury Lawyer.gifThe Florida cruise injury lawyers of Brais, Brais & Rusak have been retained by a Florida woman in connection with her claim against Disney Cruise Line. While on a Caribbean cruise, the woman slipped and fell on an unreasonably slippery and wet deck. The fall caused her to tear her rotator cuff. A rotator torn cuff injury involves the tearing of one or more of the tendons connecting the shoulder muscles. A rotator cuff injury is very painful and significantly impacts a person's daily living. Cruise lines have the duty to provide a reasonably safe ship for their passengers. This includes monitoring areas for spills, cleaning spills as well as maintaining the non-slip properties of the floor.

August 21, 2013

California Man Who Slipped and Fell on the Kid's Pool Stairs aboard the Norwegian Star Sues NCL

California Cruise Injury Attorney .gifThe cruise injury lawyers of Brais, Brais & Rusak represent a California man who has brought a lawsuit against NCL for a shipboard slip and fall. Court papers reveal while walking down the kid's pool stairs aboard the Norwegian Star cruise ship with his 2-year-old son, the man slipped and fell fracturing multiple ribs. The lawsuit alleges NCL requires all children under the age of 12 at the pool to be accompanied by an adult. However, the stairway that leads to and from the kid's pool is not designed for adult feet. The horizontal planks making up the stairs (called treads) are several inches shorter than those found in normal stairs. In fact, when an average adult's foot in on the tread, it protrudes several inches off the end. Also, the vertical planks making up the stairs (called risers) are significantly higher than those found in normal stairs. The construction of the stairs themselves, and/or in combination with a wet surface caused by children leavening the pool, constitutes an unreasonable slipping hazard. The fact that the kid's pool stairs pose an unreasonable slipping hazard is well known to NCL. In fact, Brais, Brais & Rusak represents another passenger who slipped and fell on an identical set of stairs leading from the kid's pool on the Norwegian Star's sister ship the Norwegian Dawn.

August 16, 2013

Brais, Brais & Rusak Represents New Jersey Woman Who Broke Her Ankle Disembarking Celebrity Cruises Constellation

New Jersey Cruise Injury Lawyers.jpgThe cruise injuries lawyers of Brais, Brais & Rusak have been retained to represent a New Jersey woman who fractured her ankle while disembarking the Celebrity Cruise ship Constellation. The passenger alleges that while making her way off the cruise ship in Porto, Portugal she slipped and fell on an unmaintained and slippery gangway. Radiological studies taken shortly after the incident revealed the slip and fall caused the passenger to suffer multiple fractures to her left ankle. These fractures required her to undergo an initial open reduction internal fixation surgery and a second surgery to remove the hardware. Maritime law requires cruise lines to provide passengers safe ingress and egress to and from their cruise ships.

August 15, 2013

Brais, Brais & Rusak Represent Canadian Child Who was Burned aboard the Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas

Canada Cruise Injury Law Firm.pngThe cruise injury attorneys of Brais, Brais & Rusak have been retained to present a claim against Royal Caribbean Cruises concerning a serious burn suffered by an Edmonton, Canada child. The child vacationing aboard the Independence of the Seas with her family was burned by scalding hot water from the hot chocolate dispenser. It was discovered that the cruise line had knowledge of the water dispenser not properly working throughout the cruise.

August 14, 2013

Beaches Resort Sued Over Snorkeling Accident

Beaches Resort Injury Law Firm.jpgThe resort injury attorneys of Brais, Brais & Rusak have brought a lawsuit on behalf of a Chicago woman injured in a snorkeling accident operated by Beaches Resorts. The lawsuit filed in Miami, Florida alleges while vacationing at the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa the woman decided to participate in a snorkeling excursion offered as part of the all inclusive Beaches package. While heading out to the snorkeling site the seas became more and more rough. Not canceling the trip, the Beaches employees encouraged the guests to get into the water but to stay near the guide. The woman relying on the Beaches' representative complied and entered the water. While staying right behind the guide, three large waves broke in rapid succession causing her body to slam onto the coral reef causing significant and permanent scaring.