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FRANK D. BUTLER is an attorney in the State of Florida for the past 22 years and is licensed in every Court in Florida, including all state and federal courts. Frank is an avid outdoor enthusiast and represents people injured in boating accidents and cruise ship injuries. You should be careful to hire an attorney who knows the issues specific to cruise ship cases and boating accidents.

I grew up in Florida and have been around the boating and marine industry my entire life. I have filed suit against all of the cruiselines that operate in Florida and have successfully handled boating cases throughout Florida. It’s what we do. Maritime law is very complex and you need to make sure that the attorney you choose has experience in handling these types of cases.

Many attorneys advertise for boating injury and cruise ship cases. See our “Very Important Information” under the Cruise Ship button and our “10 Things You Need To Know” under the Boating Accidents button. If the attorney you are considering cannot answer these questions, you should consider whether they actually handle these types of cases.
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Why would an attorney just advertise for boating or cruise cases if they do not handle them? First, an attorney can refer your case to a maritime attorney and collect a referral fee. Second, an attorney can try to handle your boating or cruise ship claim even if they have never handled one at all. At our law firm we do not handle real estate law, bankruptcy, divorces, contracts, criminal law, probate, tax matters, medical malpractice, etc.

Your consultation with us is at absolutely no charge to you. There are no fees and no costs to you unless we win your case. See our Cruise Ship button and Boating Accidents button for very important information you should know regarding your claim. Maritime law imposes shorter statutes of limitation than most state courts.


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FLOOD ON CARNIVAL GLORY

FLOOD ON CARNIVAL GLORY. TRAVEL AND AIR AMBULANCE INSURANCE.

Fox News recently reported that on May 3, 2018 Carnival Cruise Line’s vessel, Dream, experienced flooding on Deck 9 when the fire suppression system suffered a break. The news report states that 50 of the staterooms on Deck 9 flooded. A photo of the damage shows a river of water down the hallway between staterooms. Carnival is said to have released a statement which claimed that only 50 of the staterooms were involved and that almost all guests were able to stay in their rooms.  

Carnival apparently offered to refund the affected guests and to give a 50 percent discount for a future cruise. One other pertinent fact is that Carnival offered to fly passengers home early. This is significant because for many problem cruises the cruise lines do not offer to fly passengers home early.

This also demonstrates the importance of procuring travel insurance before your cruise in case you are forced to get off of a vessel in a foreign port—and the vessel will not reimburse that expense. Also, some travel insurance policies cover the costs associated with trip cancellation. Some travel insurance policies offer help with medical expenses incurred outside the United States—where Medicare and HMOs typically do not cover medical expenses.

BE CAREFUL. BE PREPARED. If a cruise line does not offer to fly you back home in a situation like this, or in a medical emergency, you have to make the initial arrangements at the site. Foreign hospitals, foreign ambulances, and emergency medical air evacuation services do not just take your word for it that you will pay them one day. If you don’t have payment for the service, they don’t give the service. This can literally be a life and death situation, so it needs to be taken seriously. There are also air ambulance services which can be pre-paid for a reasonable price–similar to travel insurance–so that if a medical emergency arises you will be covered. But like insurance, you have to pay for those air ambulance services before you go on your trip to get the discounted rate.

CAUTION: if you need the air ambulance to get you from even a Caribbean foreign port, the charge can be $25,000 or far more to be transported back into the United States.  If you get Travel Insurance, make sure it specifically covers air evacuation.

If you are hurt on a cruise ship, give us a call to discuss your case.

WE CAN HELP YOU RIGHT NOW.

Cruise Ship Injuries Attorney In Florida

FLOOD ON CARNIVAL GLORY. TRAVEL AND AIR AMBULANCE INSURANCE.

Fox News recently reported that on May 3, 2018 Carnival Cruise Line’s vessel, Dream, experienced flooding on Deck 9 when the fire suppression system suffered a break. The news report states that 50 of the staterooms on Deck 9 flooded. A photo of the damage shows a river of water down the hallway between staterooms. Carnival is said to have released a statement which claimed that only 50 of the staterooms were involved and that almost all guests were able to stay in their rooms.  

Carnival apparently offered to refund the affected guests and to give a 50 percent discount for a future cruise. One other pertinent fact is that Carnival offered to fly passengers home early. This is significant because for many problem cruises the cruise lines do not offer to fly passengers home early.

This also demonstrates the importance of procuring travel insurance before your cruise in case you are forced to get off of a vessel in a foreign port—and the vessel will not reimburse that expense. Also, some travel insurance policies cover the costs associated with trip cancellation. Some travel insurance policies offer help with medical expenses incurred outside the United States—where Medicare and HMOs typically do not cover medical expenses.

BE CAREFUL. BE PREPARED. If a cruise line does not offer to fly you back home in a situation like this, or in a medical emergency, you have to make the initial arrangements at the site. Foreign hospitals, foreign ambulances, and emergency medical air evacuation services do not just take your word for it that you will pay them one day. If you don’t have payment for the service, they don’t give the service. This can literally be a life and death situation, so it needs to be taken seriously. There are also air ambulance services which can be pre-paid for a reasonable price–similar to travel insurance–so that if a medical emergency arises you will be covered. But like insurance, you have to pay for those air ambulance services before you go on your trip to get the discounted rate.

CAUTION: if you need the air ambulance to get you from even a Caribbean foreign port, the charge can be $25,000 or far more to be transported back into the United States.  If you get Travel Insurance, make sure it specifically covers air evacuation.

If you are hurt on a cruise ship, give us a call to discuss your case.

WE CAN HELP YOU RIGHT NOW.

By : First Page Attorney | May 8, 2018 | Cruise Ship Injuries