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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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Top 5 Injuries That Happen on Cruise Ships

What Are the Top 5 Cruise Ship Injuries?

A list of the Top 5 Cruise Ship injuries in Florida and what you can do if you or a loved one is injured in such an accident.

A cruise ship should afford passengers the chance to get away from it all, relax, and experience some excitement. Unfortunately, injuries on cruise ships are not at all uncommon. Here are the top 5 and what you should do if you or a family member were injured while embarking on a cruise.

1. Crush Injuries

Ships must be built with watertight doors in order to delay or prevent sinking. However, these doors are powerful and in some cases, passengers may be caught in the closing doors, causing catastrophic and even fatal crush injuries.

2. Injuries Related to Alcohol

It’s no secret that alcohol is enjoyed by many on a cruise ship. However, when cruise ships allow passengers to drink to excess, injuries can occur. Head injuries from falls, broken bones and even alcohol poisoning are in the realm of possibility when passengers are served with abandon.

3. DrowningsDrowining on Cruise Ships in Florida

Drownings can occur in cruise ship pools as often as public pools, or more. Cruise ships have a responsibility to keep pools from getting too overcrowded and to monitor passengers, especially in areas where kids are swimming. Child drownings are a significant risk in cruise ship “day care’s”, where the staff to child ratio is low or staff may not be properly trained.

4. Slip and Falls

Many areas of a cruise ship are wet, especially areas that go to and from pools or slides. These areas should be outfitted with non-slip surfaces and warning signs, however, this is not always the case. It’s not uncommon for passengers to be seriously injured by slip and fall accidents on wet floors.

5. Assault

Cruise ships are unfortunately a prime place for assault to occur, especially in busy areas like nightclubs. Staff should be aware of suspicious behavior and should intervene in situations where it’s clear that a passenger may not be safe. This is even more of a concern for minors, who comprised one-third of all cruise ship assaults in 2016 according to New York Daily News.

When to Contact an Experienced Cruise Ship Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one were hurt on a cruise ship, it’s important that you speak with an attorney who is well-versed in cruise ship accident and maritime law. At the Law Offices of Frank D. Butler, you can trust that your case will be taken seriously and that we’ll do everything possible to help you get the justice you deserve. Contact us for a consultation at 888-262-8529.

 

What Are the Top 5 Cruise Ship Injuries?

A list of the Top 5 Cruise Ship injuries in Florida and what you can do if you or a loved one is injured in such an accident.

A cruise ship should afford passengers the chance to get away from it all, relax, and experience some excitement. Unfortunately, injuries on cruise ships are not at all uncommon. Here are the top 5 and what you should do if you or a family member were injured while embarking on a cruise.

1. Crush Injuries

Ships must be built with watertight doors in order to delay or prevent sinking. However, these doors are powerful and in some cases, passengers may be caught in the closing doors, causing catastrophic and even fatal crush injuries.

2. Injuries Related to Alcohol

It’s no secret that alcohol is enjoyed by many on a cruise ship. However, when cruise ships allow passengers to drink to excess, injuries can occur. Head injuries from falls, broken bones and even alcohol poisoning are in the realm of possibility when passengers are served with abandon.

3. DrowningsDrowining on Cruise Ships in Florida

Drownings can occur in cruise ship pools as often as public pools, or more. Cruise ships have a responsibility to keep pools from getting too overcrowded and to monitor passengers, especially in areas where kids are swimming. Child drownings are a significant risk in cruise ship “day care’s”, where the staff to child ratio is low or staff may not be properly trained.

4. Slip and Falls

Many areas of a cruise ship are wet, especially areas that go to and from pools or slides. These areas should be outfitted with non-slip surfaces and warning signs, however, this is not always the case. It’s not uncommon for passengers to be seriously injured by slip and fall accidents on wet floors.

5. Assault

Cruise ships are unfortunately a prime place for assault to occur, especially in busy areas like nightclubs. Staff should be aware of suspicious behavior and should intervene in situations where it’s clear that a passenger may not be safe. This is even more of a concern for minors, who comprised one-third of all cruise ship assaults in 2016 according to New York Daily News.

When to Contact an Experienced Cruise Ship Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one were hurt on a cruise ship, it’s important that you speak with an attorney who is well-versed in cruise ship accident and maritime law. At the Law Offices of Frank D. Butler, you can trust that your case will be taken seriously and that we’ll do everything possible to help you get the justice you deserve. Contact us for a consultation at 888-262-8529.

 

By : First Page Attorney | March 23, 2018 | Cruise Ship Injuries