Catastrophic Injury Blog

Lawyers of the Sea and Admiralty, Cruise Ship Injuries

Call today for an Admiralty Maritime Lawyer,Attorney law Firm.  Admiralty is the law of the sea.Admiralty Lawyers concentrate on the law of the sea also known as Maritime law, Longshoremen and Injury at Sea.  Cruise ship Injuries are governed by this law

Admiralty and Maritime lawyers have experience in laws that presides over navigation and shipping, including waters; commerce; seamen; piracy; towing; wharves, piers, and docks; insurance; maritime liens; canals; and recreation. Admiralty  lawyers are knowledgeable in legal issues  that apply to vessel accidents on and off-shore are complex and encompass federal and state regulations, and may also be impacted by international treaties and conventions including:

* The Jones Act protects ill or injured "seamen who are in the service of the ship".

A seaman who suffers injury or illness in the performance of their job may be entitled to compensation for food, lodging, medical care and unearned wages.

* Individuals or passengers on a vessel are entitled to a certain standard of care. If the ship owners fail to exercise reasonable care for guests or visitors on the vessel, they may be held liable for negligence. Boat owners can also be held liable for injuries and death involving assaults, mechanical failures, piloting error and intoxication at sea.

Cruise Ship Injuries


  • Slip and fall accidents on wet or uneven surfaces, or due to cruise ship maneuvering
  • Water slide, wave pool and swimming pool accidents
  • Accidents on cruise line-approved excursions at ports of call
  • slippery floors and wet staircases
  • contagious diseases
  • Drowning
  • unruly passengers creating a dangerous situation
  • Cruise ship sexual assault or physical assault by crew members or other passengers
  • Contaminated food resulting in severe illness (i.e. norwalk virus infections, gastrointestinal infections, salmonella, etc.)
  • Medical negligence — People who are treated aboard a cruise liner may be put off at ports in other countries without adequate arrangements made for their care. The treating doctors may not be qualified or have proper medical equipment, leading to wrong diagnosis and/or improper treatment.



Spine Injury lawyers, Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys

Spine injury Lawyers are personal injury lawyers or medical malpractice attorneys. Spine injury Lawyers understand catastrophic spine injuries resulting from severe accidents or medical malpractice. Pine injury lawyers usually deal with catastrophic accidents plane crashes and transit accidents

While many catastrophic spine injuries occur from accidents, violence or blunt trauma, a number are caused by medical malpractice. In fact, medical care can exacerbate existing spinal injuries. Errors that occur during surgery, such as corrective degenerative or herniated disc surgery, or any operation near or on the spine, can severely damage spinal nerves leading to life-long, permanent consequences. If a spine injury is not properly treated by a doctor, nurse or hospital staff, the individual may suffer more serious personal injury, including paralysis or even death, as a direct result of medical malpractice. Spine Injury personal injury or medical malpractice spine injury lawyers are brought to litigate on the behalf of the injured party

Have you or a loved one been harmed by a spinal cord operation? You must hire a spine injury lawyers with experience in medical malpractice.

Spine injuries that can be exacerbated or caused by medical negligence include:

  • Failure to diagnose scoliosis,
  • Spinal fusion errors,
  • Removing incorrect vertebrae discs,
  • Monarch instrumentation,
  • Micro dysectomy injury,
  • Laminectomy error,
  • Screw placement error,
  • Birth injury,
  • Spinal surgery error,
  • Failure to detect spinal cord infection,
  • Failure to diagnose kyphosis (Dowager’s Hump)
  • Failure to detect epidural abscesses,
  • Injection of myelogram in wrong location
  • Defective hospital equipment
  • Failure to diagnose tumor
  • Improper anesthesia administration which can lead to paralysis and nerve damage

Spine injuries can cause motor skill impairment, paralysis and wrongful death. Full recovery is almost always unlikely. Instead, expensive therapy and medical rehabilitation are usually required. The lives of both the individual and his or her loved ones are, unfortunately, never the same. Newly paralyzed individuals are in need of financial remuneration. While recovery cannot treat the condition, it can provide support for lifetime care. Many train  and airplane crashes result in spine injuries as well as truck accidents and high impact car crashes. If you or a loved has incurred a spine injury from a catastrophic accident you must be sure to hire a spine injury lawyer or an attorney or Law Firm with experience with spine injuries. A spina; cord injury lawyer will have the right expert witnesses, experience and understanding of the medical consequences of a spine injury.

Catastrophic accidents cause spinal cord injuries

Spinal Cord Injury lawyers deal with catastrophic injury to the spinal cord including from hifh impact vehicle accidents, Plane crashes, train, Truck or other accidents

  • Contusion. This is caused by bruising of the spinal cord.
  • Compression. This is caused by pressure on the spinal cord.
  • Lacerations. This occurs when nerve fibers tear or are severed. Such damage is often caused by a gun shot wound or other invasive injury.
  • paralysis
  • Central cord syndrome. This type of SCI involves specific damage to the corticospinal tracts of the cervical region of the spinal cord.

What other Accidents can cause spinal cord injury?

Herniated discs, nerve damage and other spine injuries can be caused by a variety of accidents, including:

  •     Motor vehicle accidents
  •     Truck accidents
  •     Motorcycle accidents
  •     Train accidents
  •     gun shots
  •     Train accidents
  •     On the job Injuroes at construction sites
  •     falls from high places
  •     Bike accidents
  •     Pedestrian accidents
  •     Public transportation accidents
  •     Dangerous roadways
  •     Airplane crashes, accidents
  •     Construction accidents
  •     Product liability
  •     Premises liability
  •     Dangerous premises
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