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Are there time limits to file my florida cruise ship accident lawsuit?

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One of the most important distinctions between a traditional personal injury case and a cruise ship injury case, is the very strict deadline that’s set by Congress and the cruise ship industry for filing a claim. You have one year in almost every case from the time that the injury occurs until the time… Read More »

I was an employee on a cruise ship and I was injured. What rights do I have?

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Employees of cruise ships have two very important rights if they’re injured during their work or during their time on the ship. The first is called Maintenance and Cure, the second is called Jones Act negligence. Maintenance and Cure says that if an employee is working on a cruise ship and they are injured,… Read More »

If a passenger wants to sue a cruise line, where should the lawsuit be brought?

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The location where a lawsuit needs to be brought based upon a cruise ship entry depends upon the cruise ship ticket. Every single cruise ship ticket contains what’s called a Forum Selection Clause. That is a contractual term that says if you were injured during your vacation, you will bring the lawsuit in a… Read More »

If I am injured on a cruise ship’s shore side excursion, what type of damages can I claim?

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If you go on a cruise ship vacation, chances are one of the most important parts of your vacation will be the excursions, that’s when you actually get off the ship and go canoeing, or paragliding, or parasailing at the destination. However, it’s important to note that those excursions are not run by the… Read More »

What should I do right away if I am injured on a cruise ship?

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The number one thing that you want to do if you’re injured on a cruise ship is, get medical attention immediately. Every single cruise ship from an American cruise line has dedicated medical personnel on board. You can go to a nurse or a doctor, they have full operating rooms where you can get… Read More »

What should I do if my loved is killed in a plane crash? A look at the Asiana Airlines accident.

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Is there a nursing home bill of rights?

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All Florida nursing homes are governed by Chapter 400 of Florida Statutes. Chapter 400 includes the specific resident’s rights outlined for each and every resident admitted to a Florida nursing home. A list of rights should be provided to the resident or their family at the time of admission.

Will my Florida nursing home abuse case get to trial?

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Statistically, the vast majority of cases settle without a jury trial. Nursing home cases statistically are not any different than any other type of personal injury litigation. That being said, the ultimate decision as to whether or not to try the case or accept the final settlement offer will be yours.

What are non-economic damages?

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Non-economic damages are called the human elements of damage and are the most important part of any personal injury case. Non-economic damages would include pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, inconvenience and loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life. The non-economic elements of damage are the elements of damage that define our… Read More »

What are the limits on the ability to collect under an uninsured underinsured motorist provision in Florida?

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The ability to make a recovery on an uninsured motorist claim depends on what your policy limits are on your car insurance policy. It’s a proven statistical fact that most drivers in south Florida have little to no coverage. Uninsured motorist coverage is the most important coverage you can have on your policy. It… Read More »

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