Passenger Medevaced Off NCL’S Norwegian Jewel
Radio WGMD.com recently reported that a 70-year-old passenger was medevaced off the NCL cruise ship Norwegian Jewel ship 50 miles off the coast of Atlantic City, New Jersey on the night of May 29th. Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia received a call from a crew member aboard the Norwegian Jewel reporting the woman was having kidney failure. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City arrived on scene and hoisted the woman into the helicopter and transported her to Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City for treatment. Her condition was unknown at the time the report was released.
A cruise ship passenger who has suffered serious injury resulting from the negligence of another party associated with the cruise ship, or negligence for not providing safe conditions, may be eligible to recover compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A cruise ship attorney can help protect a passenger’s rights and obtain compensation. Cruise ship passenger injury and accident claims against cruise lines require the expertise of the board certified maritime lawyers. If you were injured while traveling as a cruise ship passenger you should hire a law firm that specializes in maritime law.
Jupiter Man Critically Injured after Boat Strikes Intracoastal Waterway Channel Marker
The Palm Beach Post recently reported that that 26-year-old Kai Woodstock of Jupiter was critically injured on May 21 when the boat he was sailing in struck a lighted channel marker in the Intracoastal Waterway near Marcinski Road. He was flown by trauma hawk to St. Mary’s Medical Center after the accident, which occurred around 9:46 pm, according to a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC). Woodstock was one of five passengers in the boat. According to Jupiter Police, the boat’s operator, Timothy Doran, 21, fled the scene on foot after the accident. It is not known whether Doran was injured. The FWC has kept the boat and its contents as evidence. Although law enforcement believes alcohol to be a factor in the accident, the FWC is investigating how the accident occurred.
Individuals injured due to the negligence of a boat operator may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, associated with the accident. The law governing a claim depends mainly on whether you were employed by, or a guest of, the personal watercraft owner. In addition, many recreational boating accidents are the result of ignorance or violation of a navigational regulation. It is important to enlist the services of a maritime law attorney if you or a loved one is involved in a watercraft accident. Maritime law is very different than land law so a maritime law attorney has the knowledge and experience to protect your rights and will help you obtain the compensation you deserve.