Is Getting Sick on a Cruise Ship Grounds for a Lawsuit?

If illness has ruined your well-deserved vacation on a cruise ship, you may wonder if you are entitled to sue the cruise line for medical expenses and other damages which occurred as a result.  Just as with any personal injury case, your ability to file a lawsuit against the cruise line depends on if you can prove that 1) The cruise line or one of its employees was negligent (did not exercise reasonable care), and 2) That negligence caused your illness. There are three main causes of illness … [Read more...]

Traumatic Brain Injuries

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year.  Of those, 1.365 million result in emergency room treatment, 275,000 result in hospitalization, and 52,000 result in death.  Over 35 percent of TBIs are caused by slip and fall accidents, and more than 17 percent are the result of automobile accidents. Traumatic brain injuries are categorized as mild, moderate, or severe, as determined by the … [Read more...]

Who is Liable for a Slip and Fall Injury on Your Property?

According to National Specialty Underwriters, there are over 540,000 slip and fall injuries requiring hospital care in North America each year.  Of those, over 300,000 are disabling, and over 20,000 are fatal.  As a business owner or homeowner, it is important to be aware of your potential liability if a slip and fall injury occurs on your property. In order for you to be held liable for a slip and fall injury that takes place on your property, at least one of the following conditions must be … [Read more...]