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April 4, 2014

Clearwater Florida Passenger Injured Aboard the NCL Norwegian Dawn Hires Brais, Brais & Rusak


Florida Cruise Accident Lawyer.gifThe Miami, Florida law office of Brais, Brais & Rusak has been retained by a passenger who sustained significant fractures to his wrist and knee during a cruise aboard the NCL Norwegian Dawn. Our client was enjoying his cruise up to the point where he tripped and fell over a vacuum cord which was negligently slung across the hallway by a cabin steward. Because the color of the cord matched the color scheme of the cruise ship's carpeting, our client was unable to see the hazard. Cabin stewards slinging cords across the corridors of cruise ships, though improper, is quite common. One reason why this occurs is because cabin stewards are responsible for cleaning several cabins and must perform their job in a very short time frame. This leads to shortcuts such as plugging the cord in one cabin and walking the machine across the hall to the other cabins without stopping to unplug the cord. Cruise lines, just as hotels, are responsible for their employees' negligence conducted in the course and scope of their employment. If you have witnessed the practice of slinging extension cords across the hallways or corridors of the NCL Norwegian Dawn, please contact us so we may better assist our clients.

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.

December 22, 2012

Brais Law Cruise Injury Attorneys Brings lawsuit on Behalf of New York Woman against NCL


New York Cruise Injury Attorneys.jpgCruise injury attorneys Richard Rusak and Keith Brais recently brought a lawsuit against Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) on behalf of an injured New York woman. Court papers reveal the woman was walking back to her cabin when she tripped and fell over a vacuum cord slung ankle high across the passageway. The accident unfortunately resulted in a fractured humerus near the passenger's shoulder. Given the similar color of the cord and the carpeting together with NCL's failure to post any warning signs, the passenger did not see the hazard. It was learned the cruise ship's stewards cleaning nearby cabins slung the cord across the passageway because the circuit breaker would trip when they plugged the vacuum into the side of the ship where they were cleaning. The accident occurred aboard the NORWEGIAN JEWEL which left from New York City bound for the Caribbean.

October 13, 2012

Brais Law Sues Norwegian Cruise Lines on Behalf of Injured New Jersey Passenger


New Jersey Cruise Injury Lawyers.jpgThe cruise injury attorneys of Brais Law filed a lawsuit against Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) and Steiner Spas on behalf of an injured New Jersey passenger. In a complaint filed in the Southern District of Florida, Brais Law's client alleges that while receiving a spa massage treatment the massage therapist dangerously and negligently injured his neck.

July 24, 2012

Brais Law Firm Files Sexual Assault Lawsuit against Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) on Behalf of Ohio Passenger


Ohio Cruise Attorney.gifThe cruise injury lawyers of Brais & Brais filed a sexual assault claim against NCL in Miami Federal Court on behalf of an Ohio passenger. The lawsuit alleges a crewmember aboard the NORWEGIAN SKY sexually harassed, followed and assaulted a female passenger on the last night of the cruise. Under maritime law, cruise lines are strictly liable for sexual assaults / rapes perpetrated by crew against passengers. The claims seeks compensatory damages for injury and emotional distress.

May 13, 2012

Brais Law Lawyers Sue Norwegian Cruise Line for Accident aboard the NORWEGIAN PRIDE


Texas Cruise Injury Lawyer.gifThe cruise injury attorneys of Brais Law have been retained to represent a crewmember who suffered a serious neck injury aboard the cruise ship NORWEGIAN PRIDE. In a case file in Miami, Florida, Brais Law alleges ship officers ordered plaintiff, a female security guard from Texas, to secure deckchairs on the top deck while the ship was experience gale force winds. The lawsuit alleges the winds were so severe that the crewmember was latterly blown over and landed on her neck. Cruise lines have a duty to not order crew to work in unsafe conditions if the task could have been performed before the weather became too harsh or if the job ordered to perform was not essentially necessary for the ship's operation.

February 21, 2012

Brais & Brais Attorneys Represent Injured Tampa, Florida Norwegian Cruise Line Passenger


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The lawyers of Brais & Brais filed a lawsuit in Federal Court on behalf of a Tampa, Florida woman who slipped on the pool deck aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line's NORWEGIAN PEARL. The accident resulted in the passenger suffering a back injury. The complaint alleges NCL was negligent in causing a slipping hazard. This is one of multiple cases the law firm has handled concerning a pool deck slip and fall case aboard the Jewel Class cruise ship. Other NCL ships within the Jewel Class are the: NORWEGIAN JEWEL, NORWEGIAN JADE and NORWEGIAN GEM.

February 10, 2012

Brais Law Firm Represents a Connecticut NCL Passenger in a Slip and Fall Case


Connecticut Cruise Injury Lawyer.gifThe Brais Law Firm represents a Connecticut cruise ship passenger who slipped and fell aboard the NORWEGIAN PEARL. Court papers filed in Miami Federal Court allege the passenger was walking under the fixed canopy on the pool (Verandah) deck when she slipped and fell on a slippery patch on the deck. The fall caused a knee injury which required an arthroscopic knee surgery. The complaint alleges Norwegian Cruise Lines was negligent by failing to: (1) properly maintain the flooring with appropriate non-skid properties to prevent the fall, (2) place signs warning passengers of the wet and slippery area, (3) install proper lighting so the wet area would be open and obvious to passengers as well as (4) make the area dry and safe after being on notice of the hazard.