Carnival Cruise ship goes back after girl gets seriously injured

Posted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 5:27 pm    

A Carnival Cruise Line ship was forced to go return to its Galveston, Texas port on Monday, June 13 after a girl fell down a flight of stairs and incurred serious injury.

According to a news report posted on ABC13.com, a Carnival Cruise Line spokesman said medical respondents evaluated the girl at the ship’s medical center after the fall and came to the conclusion that she needed to be taken back to land for medical treatment. She was in stable condition as she was removed from the ship.

Our attorneys at Louis A. Vucci P.A. are committed to providing aggressive and dedicated legal representation to people who have been injured in cruise ship accidents. If you’ve been hurt on a cruise ship, contact us at (786) 375-0344 today.


Carnival wants to oust lawyer after Facebook comments

Posted on Monday, June 6th, 2016 at 5:04 pm    

Miami-based Carnival Corp. demanded the removal of Attorney David Singer from a personal injury lawsuit in the southern Florida district court. Carnival claims that Singer posted comments on Facebook to warn passengers of the “outrageously high temperatures” on the Carnival Sunshine ship, and that he published private information regarding a mediation session between his client and Carnival.

Carnival said that Singer’s “wildly improper” statements violate the federal court’s local rule on extrajudicial statements, and that the publishing private communications from the mediation directly violates a court order. A Carnival representative noted, “This court specifically ordered that ‘all discussions, representations, and statements made at the mediation conference shall be confidential and privileged’ and that ‘the court may impose sanctions against parties and/or counsel…who otherwise violate the terms of this order.”

An injury incurred on a cruise can be dangerous, especially if the injured person must wait for hours before a physician can attend to the issue. Louis A. Vucci P.A. can be counted on to handle cases of individuals injured on cruise ships. Call our offices at (786) 375-0344 to learn more.


Celebrity Infinity collides with dock in Ketchikan

Posted on Monday, June 6th, 2016 at 3:52 pm    

The Celebrity Infinity cruise ship, owned and operated by Miami, Florida-based Celebrity Cruises, collided with a pier in Ketchikan, Alaska on Friday, June 3. The incident is currently under investigation by the United States Coast Guard.

In a press release issued on Friday, the Coast Guard said Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan investigators responded to the scene after the cruise ship crashed into the #3 berth at the Ketchikan cruise ship dock. The Coast Guard in the Juneau command center was informed of the accident by Friday afternoon. At the moment, no injuries or extensive damage to property has been reported, according to the Coast Guard.

Cruises are among the most sought-after vacation options in the country, as they are a relatively inexpensive and convenient adventure. However, accidents still happen while travelers are on holiday. If you were injured during a cruise ship trip, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance from the attorneys at Louis A. Vucci P.A. by calling our offices at (786) 375-0344.