Florida Injury Lawyer Blog
The Florida Injury Lawyer Blog is an online legal news portal founded by Spencer Aronfeld, an experienced Miami personal injury attorney and legal writer. In each post he provides his personal take on today’s complex legal environment. Making use of his twenty years worth of legal experience, and exuberant personality he presents his liberal commentary and provides a valuable alternative to the mainstream media.
In each post Aronfeld and other contributors attempt to inform the public about important changes in personal injury law, safety tips, and the current cases his firm Aronfeld Trial Lawyers is handling. Topics range from child-injury, car accidents, recalled medical devices and prescription drugs.
El blog que se llama El Abogado de Lesiónes en la Florida es un portal de noticias, línea legal fundada por Spencer Aronfeld, un abogado experimentado en lesiones personales Miami y escritor legal. En cada blog el ofrece su opinion personal en el dificil ambiente legal. Haciendo uso de sus veinte años de experiencia legal, y de su personalidad exhuberante que presenta su comentario liberal y proporciona una valiosa alternativa a los medios de comunicación.
En cada blog Aronfeld y otros colaboradores tratan de informar al público acerca de los cambios importantes de la ley de lesiones personales, consejos de seguridad, y los casos actuales que la firma de abogados de litigios Aronfeld están manejando. Los temas van desde las lesiones durante la infancia, accidentes automovilísticos, dispositivos médicos ,utensilios medicos recogidos y medicamentos recetados.
Shore excursions are a big part of most cruises. These excursions, which are offered at various ports can be a lot of fun, so long as cruise passengers are safe. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line was recently in the headlines after one of its passengers was attacked by a shark and died tragically while on an [...]
Disney Cruise Lines announced they will be adding a new cruise ship to its fleet, as well as a new destination. This announcement was made at the D23 Expo and comes just after Disney launched its newest vessel, the Disney Wish, in July. The newest vessel will be named the Disney Treasure, and it will [...]
A tragedy occurred on an independent shore excursion after a Royal Caribbean cruise ship passenger was killed by a bull shark while snorkeling in the Bahamas. The late passenger was a guest on the Royal Caribbean International’s Harmony of the Seas. The attack occurred near Green Cay, just nine miles east-northeast from the city of [...]
The Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) and How it Limits Liability for Deaths in International Waters
The loss of a loved one in any type of circumstance is tragic, but when someone you love dies due to the negligence or misconduct of another person or entity, that loss becomes even more heartbreaking and stressful. The family members of passengers who die while on a cruise ship may have a viable legal claim [...]
There’s nothing quite like a trip to a theme park, and Florida has some of the best in the country. While uneasiness at theme parks has been an issue for some, the fear has been intensified after the tragic news of a 14-year-old boy passing after falling to his death while riding the Orlando FreeFall at [...]
Aronfeld Trial Lawyers Files Lawsuit Against SharkNinja on Behalf of Its Client Who Suffered Serious Injuries
MIAMI – (August 4, 2022) Miami-based Aronfeld Trial Lawyers filed a lawsuit against SharkNinja Management LLC, on behalf of its client who suffered serious injuries to her foot, toes and tendons after her Ninja Master blender malfunctioned. The Complaint was filed on behalf of Ms. Rachel Lorenzo, a resident of Miami, on August 3, 2022, in [...]
Since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit in March 2020, cruise lines have been working hard to keep up with the various regulations and health requirements in an effort to keep their passengers safe. These protocols have included testing, vaccination, and capacity requirements for cruise lines. As the pandemic has continued and as vaccines have become [...]
Chaos broke out onboard a Carnival cruise ship sailing out of Jacksonville, Florida, after a fight between several passengers occurred. News of the brawl quickly spread as several passengers captured the fight on their cell phones. The video footage, later shared on multiple news sites and social media, showed passengers on the Carnival Elation throwing [...]
Cruise vacations are a great way to see and experience dream destinations. Filled to the brim with dining options and activity choices, today's cruise ships are like floating cities, where there truly is something for everyone. However, sometimes, the unfortunate can occur, and you can find yourself seriously injured while on your cruise. Many times, [...]
MIAMI – Founder and Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Spencer Aronfeld of Aronfeld Trial Lawyers has been selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers 2022, in the practice area of Transportation & Maritime Law. This is the ninth consecutive year Aronfeld has been selected to the Florida Super Lawyers list (2014-2022). He was also included [...]
Cruise ships come with multiple rides and attractions all meant to provide fun and entertainment for passengers onboard. However, sometimes a ride that is meant to be fun can cause serious injuries. The FlowRider is one of those attractions offered by many cruise companies, including Royal Caribbean. The FlowRider is a surfing simulator. The [...]
A recent bar fight at a nightclub in Destin, Florida, has brought to light the issue of what happens when a violent attack occurs in a bar or nightclub, and who is liable when someone is injured during one of these incidents. The fight occurred in the early morning hours on Sunday, June 26. According [...]
With COVID-19 restrictions relaxing, the cruise industry has responded by relaxing travel restrictions, including dropping capacity limits on cruise ships. This move comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has amended its COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships Operating in the U.S. Additionally, many of the major cruise lines are returning their entire [...]
Deck chairs are a hot commodity on cruise ships, which is why many cruise passengers will do anything possible to secure their spots by the pool, even if this means putting their personal belongings on deck chairs during all hours of the day despite not having any intention of sitting on these chairs. These passengers [...]
One of the best ways to fight these chair hogs is to beat them at their own game. If they get up early to secure poolside seating, set your own alarm and get up early with them to reserve your own deck chair. Keep in mind, however, that by doing this, you are also becoming a chair hog, unless you intend to use the chair right away.
Passengers on board the Carnival Freedom were in for a shock when a fire broke out on the ship. The vessel was docked in Grand Turk after it left Port Canaveral on Monday for a Caribbean cruise at the time. Following the incident, Carnival Cruise Line issued a statement on Thursday morning, reporting that the [...]
The roads can be a dangerous place on any given day, but statistics show that certain days stand out among the rest for being more dangerous. We happen to be coming up on one of those days, so be prepared if you plan to be on the roads Memorial Day weekend. The Memorial Day holiday, [...]
When crimes occur at sea, what happens to the people who commit those crimes while still onboard the ship? How these crimes are handled depends on many factors, including the type of offense committed and the severity of the injury or harm done. Individuals who commit crimes onboard a cruise ship are normally detained in [...]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has modified the COVID-19 rules required for all cruise ships. These changes focus on lowering the threshold required for cruise ships to be labeled as a “highly-vaccinated” vessel. The CDC made the announcement for these rule changes on May 5, 2022. These guidelines were originally created and [...]
When criminal activity occurs on a cruise ship, the individual causing the disturbance or committing the crime is detained by the cruise line’s security team.
When it comes to important purchases, you want to make sure you are making the right decision. The purpose of travel insurance is to cover the nonrefundable costs associated with your trip in case of an unforeseen event. At Aronfeld Trial Lawyers, we strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance to cover your cruise vacation. Your [...]
A 43-year-old man jumped overboard from a Carnival Cruise ship over the weekend, resulting in a massive search that has now been called off. The incident occurred just after midnight on Saturday as Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras was approaching the Florida coast. At the time, the vessel was approximately 55 miles east of Port [...]
The month of May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. While it is important to exercise caution and safety when sharing the road with motorcycles, Florida highlights the importance of being safe while sharing the road with all types of vehicles, especially motorcyclists, during the month of May. Florida hosts several of the preeminent motorcycle events [...]
Norwegian Cruise Line passengers claim the company has violated rules contained in its “passenger bill of rights.” The incident in question involved the passengers being stranded while on the Norwegian Escape after the vessel ran aground while attempting to leave a port in the Dominican Republic. The ship sustained structural damage, causing the company to [...]
An estimated 200,000 car accidents are recorded in Florida annually, with an average of 650 crashes per day, according to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department. To date, Florida is one of the most populated states in the U.S., only surpassed by California and Texas. In a recent study, out of Florida’s 275,376 [...]
Florida is one of ten states that make up half of all fatal truck accidents in the U.S. each year, according to statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This is alarming when you consider trucking accidents, unlike your average car accident, are oftentimes more damaging. Think about it. Tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, and other [...]
Virgin Voyages has partnered with Jennifer Lopez, to develop wellness, fitness, entertainment, and design collaborations for its new fleet. Rather than taking on a purely ceremonial role as ‘godmother,’ Lopez will be included in decision making, joining Virgin Voyages as an investor and the cruise line's chief entertainment and lifestyle officer. As part of the [...]
Oceania Cruises debuted their newest ship, Vista over the weekend. The ship was introduced officially to the public off the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri Ponente, Italy. The cruise ship is expected to sail on its maiden voyage, traveling from Rome to Barcelona on April 14, 2023. Howard Sherman, President and CEO of Oceania Cruises, presided [...]
New guidelines were issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding additional precautions they recommend all cruise lines take to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The CDC has given cruise lines until February 18 to decide whether they will opt in and follow these new guidelines. These guidelines come out a month [...]
Two major cruise lines have dropped their mask mandates from their COVID-19 protocols. Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean have announced changes to their coronavirus protocols, despite the fact that the omicron-variant of COVID-19 has continued to surge throughout the country. Royal Caribbean’s mask mandate will expire on February 14, 2022. They will return to [...]