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South Florida Jones Act Lawyers Explain When Seamen Can Sue For Punitive Damages

The Jones Act ("the Act") is a federal law passed by Congress in 1920 designed to protect sailors who suffered injuries or fell ill during a voyage. The Act gives seamen an opportunity to sue their employers for damages if they are injured due to their employer's negligence. The common law rules of maritime law obligate a vessel's owner to care for and provide for the safe passage and medical attention for a sick or injured seaman. Furthermore, maritime law provides for the care of seaman from harm caused by ships that were not seaworthy. The injured seaman has an option, therefore, to bring a suit in admiralty or under the Jones Act. In certain circumstances, the sailor has the opportunity to seek punitive damages.

Miami Cruise Ship Attorneys Analyze Recent Court Decision In Cubero v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, LTD.

Cruise ship attorneys Greenberg, Stone, & Urbano keep a watchful eye on court decisions that potentially affect their clients. The case of Cubero v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, LTD. is of great interest to them because the recent decision issued by the judge may adversely affect their clients. Analyzing the decision prepares these seasoned attorneys to use this decision for their clients. The degree of preparedness and legal acumen sets these cruise ship accident attorneys from Greenberg, Stone, & Urbano apart from others. 

Young Boy Suffers Fractured Skull and Severe Traumatic Brain Injury After Falling on Norwegian Cruise Ship Basketball Court

Young children continue to fall victim to cruise ship accidents, and a recent accident has left one young boy with severe injuries. As a cruise ship was traveling through the Caribbean, visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands as well as the Bahamas, an 8-year-old boy suffered a fractured skull and traumatic brain injury (TBI) after falling on a basketball court on Norwegian Cruise Line's "Escape." Reports indicate that at the time the accident occurred, the parents were not there to witness what happened. 

Are South Florida Cruise Ship Passengers at Risk for Contracting the Zika Virus?

The Zika virus has caused an uproar worldwide and is one reason why the Rio Olympics may suffer this year, as many athletes and spectators have chosen not to go to Brazil for fear of contracting the Zika virus. This particular virus has been linked to microcephaly, a birth defect which causes infants to have small and misshapen heads. Recent cases of Zika in the Miami area have caused South Florida residents some concern as the Zika virus has now officially been contracted in the United States. 

Norovirus Has Proven to be a Common Form of Cruise Ship Illnesses - U.K. Court Holds Cruise Liner Responsible

If you have ever had a stomach bug or flu, you know just how awful the symptoms can be. Norovirus is an extremely contagious stomach-related infection that has been known to plague cruise ships, causing numerous passengers and crew members to become ill. A recent court ruling in the United Kingdom, the first of its kind in U.K. courts, determined that Fred Olson Cruise Lines is responsible for the illnesses suffered by numerous passengers onboard the cruise ship Boudicca in March and April of 2011. The U.K. court found that the Norovirus victims are entitled to compensation for their suffering as a result of contracting Norovirus. 

Will SB 52 Prevent Distracted Driving in Florida? Some Parents Say No.

Over the past decade, texting while driving (and other related forms of distraction) has become one of the leading causes of car accidents in the State of Florida and across the United States as a whole. Due to the rise of cell phone usage and all of their associated gizmos, gadgets and applications, it is not surprising that as a result, a car accident occurs approximately every ten seconds in the U.S. Specifically, nation-wide surveys reveal that nearly two-thirds of all drivers admitted to reading text messages or emailing while driving. Even more daunting is the fact in Florida alone, the more than 4,500 accidents that occurred last year were all attributed to some form of distracted driving, with more than 250 linked specifically to texting.

Los Abogados de Accidentes de Camiones de la Florida Discuten Algunas Preguntas Comunes Sobre los Accidentes de Camiones

Hay muchos tipos diferentes de accidentes que ocurren en la Florida incluyendo la insuficiencia de los choques por no ceder el paso que son la segunda causa principal de todos los accidentes fatales. Estos accidentes son causados ​​por un conductor que viaja en el camino del otro vehículo, peatón o ciclista, que tenía derecho a estar en movimiento a esta direccion. Los ejemplos de este tipo de accidentes incluyen a un giro a la izquierda delante del coche de un conductor que tenía el derecho a viajar derecho o un vehículo golpeando a una persona en un paso de peatones. Es importante que los conductores tengan una comprensión clara acerca de qué el vehículo tiene que ceder el derecho de paso en diferentes escenarios. Cuando un conductor no conoce las reglas o no se sigue en una situación particular, puede causar un accidente grave.

Los abogados de lesiones personales del condado de Miami-Dade explican una doctrina atractiva de molestia en el contexto de una demanda de ahogamiento de la piscina

Mientras que nuestros abogados de lesiones personales han discutido previamente el caso de DCA de la Florida de Southern Owners Insurance Company contra Cooperativa vs. De Seguros Multiples, etc., en relación con la supervisión negligente, este blog considera un tema diferente. Aunque muchos accidentes de ahogamiento en la Florida resultan de la falta de una supervisión adecuada, los niños que se entran sin protección pueden recibir protección especial bajo la ley. Las piscinas representan un riesgo único para los niños pequeños que a menudo carecen de la madurez y la experiencia para comprender la amenaza de el ahogamiento o las lesiones graves incluyendo el daño cerebral por privación de oxígeno.