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Injured Passenger Gets $21.5 Million Verdict in Cruise Ship Lawsuit

Catastrophic injuries strike innocent victims on a daily basis, whether the injuries result from a car accident, a trucking accident, a slip and fall accident in a grocery store, or a cruise ship accident, among others.  Brain injuries are often considered some of the most catastrophic injuries as they have the potential to be permanent and life-altering.  Brain damage may not be reversible, so any injury to the brain can change a person forever.

Just last year, a brain-damaged man received a 21.5 million verdict for the injuries he suffered while on a cruise ship.  The man was struck in the head by an automated door that was supposed to stop when something is in the door’s way.  The door sensors on the cruise ship were not set to comply with the manufacturer’s recommendation, and some evidence suggests that the cruise ship’s automated doors were set to close faster to save money on air conditioning.  While the cruise liner claimed the man walked into the door which subsequently caused his brain injuries, a jury thought otherwise.

The cruise ship accident attorneys of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano continue to fight diligently to protect their injured clients’ rights and interests.  Suffering a brain injury takes a physical, emotional and financial toll on anyone involved.  We work with experts on a regular basis to help clients better understand their injuries and what options they have.  If someone else is at fault for causing the serious brain injuries our clients have suffered, that person or party should be held accountable.

In the case of this brain-damaged man, he was not the first to be injured by these automated doors.  Between 2008 and 2011, a total of 34 individuals were struck, with 3 of them (including the brain-damaged man) suffering serious injuries.  Such a statistic demonstrates that the cruise ship was aware passengers were being injured due to the nature of the automated door, yet did nothing to stop such injuries from continuing to occur.

If the door does not function in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations, then passengers are at serious risk for harm.  This is a situation where the brain injuries may have been preventable had the cruise ship followed the manufacturer’s instructions to have the automated doors set at the recommended speed.  Because such instructions were not followed, a man now suffers from brain injuries he may never recover from.

Contact the Miami Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation!

Permanent injuries from cruise ship accidents can have a lasting impact on the injured individual and his or her loved ones.  Permanent brain damage is life-altering and often means the injured have to give up things they love, and may never be able to work again.  If you have suffered debilitating injuries as a result of a cruise ship accident, it is important that you speak with a South Florida Cruise Ship Accident Attorney as soon as possible.  With more than 130 years of combined professional experience, the South Florida Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano possess the necessary resources, dedication, and skill to help injured individuals like you recover for the injuries suffered.  Our law firm has received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and has also been named a Top South Florida Law Firm by the Miami Herald.  If you would like to discuss your potential case with one of our South Florida Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys, contact Greenberg, Stone & Urbano today by calling (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400 to schedule your free consultation.  You may also contact us online by visiting our website.


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