Big Time Carnival Cruise Line In The Court Room

Cruise Ship Slip and Fall
Cruise Ship Slip and Fall

When the winter comes, we all tend to want to sail away to a tropical paradise where the sun stays all year around. For this Carnival cruise guest, her paradise getaway didn’t end how she anticipated. This vacation ended with a trip to the hospital.

Florida Cruise slip and fall

Carnival cruise guest, Samia Soliman, claims that on July 21, 2016, she slipped and fell on the ship due to a wet surface on the passenger deck of the Carnival Imagination. She stated in the complaint filed on January 4th, 2017 that she sustained physical injuries due to the fall that could have been avoided had Carnival Corp. warned the plaintiff and its passengers about the wet and slippery surface.

Damages owed in a slip and fall

Carnival imagination cruise ship
Carnival imagination cruise ship

The plaintiff is represented by Paul M. Hoffman of Hoffman Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale. The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages plus interest and all legal fees.cruise injury attorney In ft

Damages in a slip and fall case could range anywhere from the medical bills that you have incurred to the pain and suffering due to the injury itself. If you have experienced a slip and fall call the cruise injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale. The Ben Law Firm strives to keep their clients happy and well taken care of through their process of healing. The Ben Law Firm fight for you!

 

To follow up on this case, visit U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:17-cv-20038-RNS

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Florida’s Keys are still the most dangerous boating location

images[6]-thumb-333x258-45661The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s report on boating accidents for 2011 is in and the Florida Keys has retained its title as Florida’s most dangerous location for boating injuries and deaths, with 93 significant accidents on the water in 2011.

According to the commission, there was a 20 percent increase over the 77 boat accidents reported in 2010. There were 6 boating deaths and 66 injuries in the Keys 2011. Accidents throughout the state of Florida have increased. Overall, Florida marine officers statewide logged 742 reportable accidents and 67 deaths. Miami-Dade County came in a close second on the list with 75 boating accidents.

Careless operation and alcohol usage were present in a significant number of these accidents.

The accidents in the Keys range from powerboats involved in races to fishermen killed in when their flats boat collided with a utility pole at a bridge. Falling overboard and drowning was the most common cause of death in boating accidents.

Although accidents are on the increase, Florida’s boat registrations continued to decline, most likely due to the economy.

Careless boating and operating a vessel under the influence often have devastating consequences not only to the driver, but to passengers, other boaters, and swimmers as well. The same principals of negligence that apply to car accidents also apply to watercraft. Victims who have suffered severe injuries as a result of boat or jet ski negligence may able be able to obtain justice for their injuries.

With over 50 years of collective service to the South Florida community, the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, personal injury lawyers at The Ben Law Firm have helped thousands of clients to obtain money compensation for their personal injury and wrongful death claims

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Fort Lauderdale Beach sunbather run over by truck

images[5]-thumb-333x250-39845Yet again, we hear about another person run over by a large vehicle while on a South Florida Beach. This calls into question the wisdom and protocol of allowing vehicles like pick-up trucks on tourist laden sandy beaches.

A North Carolina woman was recently injured while sunbathing on the beach in Fort Lauderdale after an Ocean Rescue pickup drove ran over her. She has alleged that the City of Fort Lauderdale was negligent by allowing large vehicles to be driven on the beach.

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler said the city will probably review its rules regarding government vehicles being driven on beaches. The truck’s driver, a veteran Rescue lieutenant, was placed on leave pending a review.

Large vehicles such as pickups have a limited view of sunbathers lying on the sand. This usage has raised concerns that these vehicles can’t be driven on the beach as safely as all-terrain vehicles (“ATV’s“), which offer far more viewability and maneuverability. While some lifeguards say these types of trucks are necessary for transportation in emergencies to carry medical equipment, such as backboards, defibrillators and first-aid kits, there is no reason why an all terrain vehicle (“ATV”) cannot similarly be employed. ATV’s offer a far better view of sunbathers and a trailer can be attached for carrying equipment or even victims.

Though Fort Lauderdale officials claim to have no knowledge of any other sunbather being run over on the beach, there have been similar incidents reported on other Florida beaches. Any time someone is struck by a vehicle on a sandy beach, questions about negligent operation of the vehicle come into question.

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South Florida dies after falling off yacht

3484648472_32a338feb0[1]-thumb-333x221-27870A Miami-Dade man was killed when he fell from the rear diving platform of a luxury yacht and was sucked into the path of the vessel’s propellers.

At this time, it has not been determined by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials whether alcohol was involved or if rough seas played a factor.

This unfortunate accident comes on the eve of the Columbus Day holiday weekend when an annual flotilla of boats of all sizes and types anchor off Elliott Key to celebrate. The partying, together with alcohol and other substances, has resulted in injuries and even deaths over the years.

Various law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard, FWC, Miami-Dade police and fire-rescue units and Biscayne Park National Park rangers will be patrolling the bay and local marinas this weekend on the look out “BUI” — Boating Under the Influence.

Any boats stopped will be inspected for the required safety equipment, such as fire extinguishers and life preservers, and the operators will be checked for BUI. Penalties include jail and the confiscation of the boat.

South Florida is the boating capital of the world and a lot of boat operators who would never drive under the influence of alcohol don’t think twice about operating their boat drunk. These people tend to believe that driving their boat under influence is safer than driving their cars when impaired. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth, but the sad reality is that each hundreds of people are injured or even killed through boater negligence.

With over 50 years of collective service to the South Florida community, the Hollywood, Florida, personal injury lawyers at The Ben Law Firm have helped thousands of clients to obtain money compensation for their personal injury and wrongful death claims

All of the firm’s partners have received the prestigious “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is a recognition by their peers in the legal community that their practice meets the highest professional and ethical standards.