A Mexican pilot has retained the injury lawyers of Brais Brais & Rusak to represent him in a lawsuit against luxury cruise company Silversea. While attempting to gain access to the Silver Spirit, the Jacob’s Ladder lowered by the cruise ship collapsed causing the pilot to fall off the ship. The incident resulted in multiple fractures and a punctured lung. Cruise lines owe pilots the legal duty to provide a reasonably safe means to enter the ship and to properly secure ladders. In a lawsuit filed in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the pilot alleges Silversea breached its legal duty to him and that negligence caused his injuries.
The 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.
The Jet Ski / WaveRunner injury attorneys Keith Brais and Richard Rusak were retained to represent an Orlando, Florida woman who was injured when her personal watercraft crashed into a bridge in the Florida Keys. The woman was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami for her injuries.
The 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.
The Miami resort injury lawyers of Brais law have been retained by a Florida couple to bring a personal injury claim against Rosewood Resorts. In September the Florida woman was standing off to the side of a marked path when a golf cart operated by a resort employee and loaded with tables came around a bend at an excessive speed. The tables hanging over the cart’s side collided with the woman causing significant personal injuries. Resorts owe a duty of reasonable care to its guest and visitors to its properly. This reasonable care means operating gulf carts at a safe speed and no to load them so there is significant overhang.
An Indiana passenger hired Brais law to represent him and a slip and fall injury aboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise ship OASIS OF THE SEAS. The complaint filed in Miami, Florida alleges the passenger slipped and fell fracturing his ankle when walking along the lido deck of the massive cruise liner while on vacation. Papers filed with the court assert Royal Caribbean Cruises was negligent for failing to undertake the reasonable measures of keeping the area dry as well as failing to maintain the deck’s anti-skid properties.
Miami, Florida based Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) announced that through May 1 to 7 kids 17 and younger to sail free when traveling with their parents in a 3rd or 4th berth cabin on select voyages. Billed as the “Be a Vacation Hero” offer, this package includes cruise vacations to the Caribbean, Bermuda, Hawaii and Europe.
John Van Hoy, Jr., 33, of Missouri drowned in a hot tub/whirlpool at the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort while on vacation with his fiancée Nicole Cleaveland. John became pinned to the suction drain of the hot tub/whirlpool shortly after 11:00 pm on December 28, 2010. Noticing that John did not come up for air, his fiancée yelled for help. Upon hearing her calls, at least five individuals jumped into the hot tub but collectively could not pull John from the bottom suction drain. The suction pump was not turned off promptly and the rescuers, despite valiant efforts, were unable to break the entrapment holding John underwater. By the time John was freed it was too late. Despite CPR efforts, John was pronounced dead.
John is survived by the love of his life, Nicole Cleaveland, and his two sons, Tyler Van Hoy and Landon Cleaveland; his grandparents, Dean and Jackie Van Hoy, grandmother JoAnn Smith, and grandmother Clara Dunagan; his father, John A. Van Hoy; his mother, Myrna (Smith) and Eric Morris; his sister, Deana Van Hoy; his sister and brother-in-law, Arron and Brady Prestia; his brother, James Van Hoy; and his nephew, J.B. Prestia Jr.