Our cruise passenger trip and fall injury attorneys have been retained by a woman who suffered a significant hand injury while aboard the Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas cruise ship. Our client was playing miniature golf when she tripped and fell over a raise on the course path which was obscured by poor lighting. We are asking if any knows of other trip and falls on Royal Caribbean cruise ship’s miniature golf courses to better assist our client. If you tripped, or witnessed a trip and fall, aboard the Harmony of the Seas or any Royal Caribbean ship’s mini golf course, please contact our law firm.
Our maritime personal injury law firm has been retained by a passenger who suffered severe injuries after slipping and falling on the Boardwalk aboard the Oasis of the Seas. The incident occurred on March 5, 2017 after the show presented in the Aquatheater had ended. In order to help our client, we are looking for other people who slipped and fallen on the Oasis of the Seas’ boardwalk. If you, or someone you know, slipped and fell on the Boardwalk aboard the Oasis of the Seas, please contact our firm.
Earlier this year, Royal Caribbean announced its implementation of a new water safety program fleet wide starting with Oasis of the Seas. The program includes stationing of lifeguards trained by StarGuard Elite at every pool including Solarium, the adult-only area. RCL will also offer a 15-minute water safety presentation during the embarkation-day open house session for its youth program, Adventure Ocean.
Additionally, the new program will include the introduction of water safety instruction signs throughout the ships, which include signage around pool areas and cabins encouraging parents to use the life jackets made available to children ages 4-12 since late 2015.
Amid mounting pressure, Norwegian Cruise Line announced last week its decision to hire lifeguards to its four largest ships—Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Epic by summer, 2017. Norwegian expects to add lifeguards fleetwide by March, 2018.
The Florida Board Certified Maritime Attorneys of Brais Brais Rusak have been retained by the family of a child who died from complications caused by a near drowning incident aboard Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas cruise ship. We are honored to have the opportunity to help this family in their time of need.
The incident occurred on June 30, 2016 as the Anthem of the Seas was leaving the Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey. The child, along with his brother and other children, entered into the children’s pool located in the H20 Zone on the 14th deck. A cruise ship attendant was posted within the H20 zone and appeared to be looking after the children. Though there was a cruise ship attendant in the area, the child was allowed to take off his life jacket, leave the children’s area and enter the much deeper main pool. The child, who could not swim, sank to the bottom and was underwater for an estimated eight to ten minutes. He was removed from the water and shipboard medical staff preformed resuscitation efforts. A pulse was established and the child was medevaced by the Coast Guard to Staten Island University Hospital in New York. Tragically, the boy died two days later.
The cruise passenger injury lawyers of Brais Brais Rusak have filed lawsuit on behalf of a Texas woman against Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and a Honduran shore excursion operator for injuries sustained while participating in a zip-line excursion offered, advertised and marketed by the cruise line on its website.
The Complaint alleges that on the morning of September 3, 2015, our client paid for and participated in a Royal Caribbean advertised zip lining excursion offered by MC Tours at Roatan, Honduras. While zip lining from one platform to the other, our client followed the safety briefing by crossing her legs and lifting them as high as she could. Court papers assert that because there was too much slack in the line, when our client reached the other platform she violently struck her legs on to the front of the platform suffering severe injuries. The platform consisted of essentially a sheet of unpadded wood. Upon impact, the exposed wooden platform ripped the skin off her lower legs leaving bone, tendons and muscle exposed. Our client had open wounds on both lower legs, soft tissue loss measuring 18 x 32 cm on the left leg and 14 x 7 cm on the right leg. She underwent 11 operations consisting of incision, debridement and drainage procedures with wound vac exchanges and eventually skin grafts from skin taken from her left thigh.
The cruise injury law firm of Brais Brais Rusak filed a lawsuit against Royal Caribbean Curies for injuries sustained on a tour excursion. The Complaint filed in Federal Court alleges a Minnesota couple decided to take an East Asian cruise aboard the Mariner of the Seas in January of last year. As part of their vacation, they purchased an “Island Hopping” excursion to occur in Langkawi, Malaysia from Royal Caribbean.
On January 18, 2014, the couple reported to the Island Hopping excursion area which was within shouting distance of the cruise ship. They were directed onto a small boat which seated 10 people. The tour boat left the cruise pier and started across the bay. Upon leaving the sheltered harbor, it became obvious that the weather conditions in the bay were very poor for such a boat ride. The wind was blowing 20-30 kts and the wave height in the bay was in excess of three feet. It was a very rough and dangerous ride.
Leaving Wet Rice Island, matters got worse. The couple was one of the first people to get on the tour boat to return to the cruise ship pier. Once they got on the boat, the tour operator kept loading more and more people. Though the boat only seated 10, before setting out, the tour operator overloaded the boat with 13 people. All passengers on the tour boat were passengers from the Mariner of the Seas. Given it was a Malaysian holiday, there was no other way for the the couple to return from Wet Rice Island to the cruise ship. As such, they were forced to ride back on the overloaded tour boat.
A 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.
The 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.
The 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.
Miami attorneys Keith Brais and Richard Rusak filed a lawsuit against Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines on behalf of an injured cruise worker from Peru. The Complaint filed in Miami, Florida alleges the cruise line required the stateroom attendant to lift a staggering amounts of heavy luggage as a part of his job without proper assistance, safety equipment or rest breaks. Court documents reveal the heavy lifting caused the cruise worker to suffer multiple lumbar herniations with nerve root compression requiring a three level lumbar decompression and fusion.