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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 Disney 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 aboard the Disney Wonder, 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 such as Disney 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.

August 13, 2013

Brais, Brais & Rusak Represents North Carolina Man Who Nearly Drowned at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort


Sandals Resorts Injury Lawyers .jpgThe resort injury attorneys of Brais, Brais & Rusak have brought a lawsuit on behalf of a North Carolina man who nearly drowned while snorkeling on a Sandals Grande Antigua Resort excursion. While a guest on Sandals property, the man decided to participate in a snorkeling excursion offered as part of the all inclusive package. Court documents reveal the man alleges Sandals failed to provide proper instruction and rushed people aboard the excursion boat without checking whether the snorkeling equipment handed out was in good working order. While in the water, his mouthpiece failed and his lungs began to fill with liquid. In danger, the guest began to make his way back to the excursion boat. While attempting to swim to the boat he blacked out and began to drown. He was later revived by other guests who happened to be medical doctors.

June 15, 2013

Brais, Brais & Rusak Cruise Injury Attorneys Represent Kentucky Passenger Against Carnival


Kentucky Cruise Injury Attorneys.gifThe Brais, Brais & Rusak cruise injury lawyers have been retained to represent a Kentucky woman who was severely injured when a door latch malfunctioned. The poorly maintained latched caused a heavy exterior weather door to slam on the passenger's thumb crushing and nearly severing the appendage. The incident happened aboard the Carnival cruise ship Ecstasy while in route from Cape Canaveral, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas. The passenger was treated on the ship then in Nassau. Though the Bahamian doctors recommended amputation, the passenger smartly returned to the United States wherein doctors worked to save her thumb.

May 22, 2013

Injured New York Royal Caribbean Passenger Retains Brais, Brais & Rusak


New York Cruise Injury Attorneys.jpgThe cruise injury lawyers of Brais, Brais & Rusak were retained to represent a New York cruise passenger who was injured at the Royal Caribbean private resort at Labadee, Haiti. Royal Caribbean leases a large tract of land in Labadee wherein its cruise passengers can lay out by the beach, partake in water sport and get of glimpse of Haitian culture. Unfortunately the pavement leading to and from the attractions is uneven and contains large gaps. One for these gaps caused Brais, Brais & Rusak's client to fall and fracture her pelvis.

March 27, 2013

Brais, Brais & Rusak Represents Hungarian Waiter against Princess Cruise Lines


Hungarian Cruise Injury Lawyer.jpgThe cruise injury attorneys of Brais, Brais & Rusak have been retained by a Hungarian crewmember in a claim against Princess Cruise Lines. The waiter, while preforming his duties, injured his back. Evidence gathered thus far shows Princess Cruises failed to provide rudimentary safety equipment such as a back brace to the crewmember even though his job requires repeated lifting of oversized trays full of heavy dishes and cutlery.

March 22, 2013

Keith Brais & Richard Rusak Represent Florida Woman Who Contracted Norovirus on Celebrity's Solstice


Florida Cruise Injury Lawyer.gifThe cruise injury lawyers of Brais, Brais & Rusak represent a Florida woman who contracted Norovirus and became extremely ill aboard Celebrity Cruise Line's ship Solstice. The Solstice departed Ft. Lauderdale on March 16, 2012 for a 7 day Caribbean cruise. By the time the ship returned, there were several passengers and crew displaying symptoms of Norovirus. Norovirus outbreaks are not uncommon on Celebrity cruise ships. In fact, the CDC's reported 5 outbreaks on Celebrity ships within the past 2 ½ years. Brais, Brais & Rusak has handled multiple Norovirus cases concerning the Solstice alone.

March 21, 2013

Richard Rusak & Keith Brais Sue Carnival Cruises on Behalf of Texas Woman


Texas Cruise Injury Lawyer.jpgThe cruise injury lawyers of Brais, Brais & Rusak represent a Texas woman who was injured while walking up a staircase to the Serenity deck aboard the Carnival Cruise ship MAGIC. The MAGIC, a 3690 passenger cruise liner, sailed from Galveston, Texas for a 7 day Caribbean cruise. The complaint filed in Federal Court alleges Carnival was negligent for allowing water from the ship's amusement slip to splash on the deck and stairs and failed to maintain the staircase. The water combined with the cruise line's failure to maintain the non-skid properties of the steps, the complaint alleges, caused Brais, Brais & Rusak's client to fall. The fall resulted in a fractured femur which required emergency surgery at UTMB in Galveston.

February 16, 2013

Cruise Injury Attorneys Brais & Rusak Represent a 9 Year-Old Louisiana Girl Who was Burned on the Carnival ELATION


Louisiana Cruise Injury Lawyer.pngCruise injury lawyers Richard Rusak and Keith Brais have been retained to represent a little girl who was burned in a hot tub aboard the Carnival cruise ship ELATION. Facts known to date are that the girl was bathing in one of the cruise ship's hot tubs. Unfortunately, the heating element was not properly shielded and burnt the girl's leg leaving a permanent scar. If you or someone you know suffered a burn in a hot tub aboard the Carnival ELATION or any other Carnival cruise ship, we are interested in speaking with you in order to better investigate the case and better assist our client.

February 15, 2013

Brais & Rusak Represent Sarasota Florida Man Injured in a Boat Accident


Florida Boat Accident Lawyer.gifFlorida boat accident attorneys Keith Brais and Richard Rusak filed suit on behalf of a Sarasota man who was injured in a boating accident occurring in Big Pass. On October 3, 2010, a 32' boat struck a sandbar causing serious personal injuries to Brais & Rusak's client. The Complaint alleges the boat operator failed to maintain a safe speed, post a lookout and familiarize himself with navigational hazards known to local mariners.