Choosing the Right Attorney for Cruise Ship Accidents and Injuries – Lazarus Law Firm

We live in a very specialized world. Most professional services have been broken down into many sub-specialties and engaging with the right one is the key to getting satisfactory results. You may not know that in the medical profession, ophthalmology now has at least ten sub-specialists ranging from retinal surgeons to doctors caring for cataract patients only.

The legal profession has also become very specialized because of new and more complex laws being enacted every day. The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus, since our inception in 1992 has chosen to help people injured due to the negligence, carelessness, or malpractice of others. This is personal injury law and we believe it is an essential part of our community because it allows people to recover from devastating situations and hopefully return to a normal life. It is very rewarding for us and we are proud of the reputation we have earned over the past 26 years.

Our firm handles all types of personal injury cases but we have devoted special focus to these three areas:

• Automobile, Truck, and Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries
• Cruise Ship Accidents and Injuries
• Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Errors and Injuries

There are very specific and unique guidelines for each of these areas, and someone without experience will likely be challenged to deliver a successful outcome if they pursue a case.

Cruise Ship Accidents and Injuries – If people are injured on a vessel at sea or on land at a port-of-call from the vessel, they are not subject to the same laws and may not have similar rights as U.S. citizens here within our borders. While away from the United States you may be dealing with International Maritime Law or the laws of a foreign country. A well-publicized case in 2013 is an example of why it’s important to have the right attorneys when there is cruise ship accident or incident:

In February of 2013 a cruise ship became disabled after an engine fire. Air-conditioning, toilets, and refrigeration were disabled and passengers experienced extreme distress, and many of them became sick. Their case to pursue compensation failed due to procedural errors and omissions by their legal team, and this is completely unacceptable. These victims should be able to recover from their experience with reasonable compensation for injuries, pain, and suffering.

Cruise Ship Accidents and Injuries

Because of our proximity to the three largest cruise ports in the world we have been able to help many victims of cruise ship accidents, damages, and even crimes. We understand the laws, policies, and procedures necessary to be successful.

If you or someone you know has been victimized on a cruise ship or on land while at a port-of-call we can likely help. Please call us at (954) 356-0006 for a confidential and complimentary consultation.

Top Ten Busiest Cruise Ports by Number of Passengers

1 Port of Miami 4,980,490
2 Port Canaveral 4,248,296
3 Port Everglades 3,826,415
4 Port of Cozumel 3,636,649
5 Port of Nassau 3,521,178
6 Port of Shanghai 2,847,000
7 Port of Barcelona 2,712,247
8 Ports of Out Islands 2,549,803
9 Port of Civitavecchia 2,204,336
10 Port of The Balearic Islands 2,110,663

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Move Over, Slow Down! Fort Lauderdale Accident Attorneys

A very dramatic video in the news this week (below) reveals two very important facts that every driver should be aware of: (1) Our dedicated Florida Highway Troopers and other first responders are so dedicated to our safety that they put themselves in harms way every day for us, and (2) all drivers need to slow down when approaching emergency personnel doing their jobs on the road.

Trooper Mithel Patel spotted an out-of-control car approaching and pushed a citizen out of the way before he was struck and flung up into the air. Fortunately he was not seriously injured and the man he pushed to safety credits the trooper with saving his life. This video may be disturbing to some:

This is a perfect example of why Florida Statute 316.126 is so important and every Florida driver should be aware of what the statute says and should obey it at all times. Known as the “Move Over” statute, it pertains to slowing down and moving over when drivers approach emergency vehicles like police cars and fire-rescue vehicles stopped along the side of the road. The statute says if the speed limit is 25 mph or over you must slow to 20 mph and if the limit is 25 or under, you must slow to 5 mph.

Also, many people are not aware that the law also covers tow truck drivers and sanitation trucks and personnel. According to CNN Business the death rate for sanitation workers is higher than the rate for firemen and police officers.

The most common excuse police officers hear when a driver gets into a serious accident is “I was running late.” There is nothing more important than your personal safety and that of our brave public servants who go to work every day to protect our lives. The least we can do is show respect for their lives and slow down. Wherever you’re going will be there if you’re a few minutes late.

The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus has been working with people involved in serious accidents for over 20 years and we urge everyone to slow down and drive carefully. If you are in an accident and have questions, we’re here to help. Call us at (954) 356-0006. 

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