Articles Tagged with “resort injuries”

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Cruise Lines Finally Start Using Lifeguards…After Many Deaths and Injuries

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Cruise ships have seen many drownings and near-drownings of children in recent years. Virtually none of the major cruise lines would place lifeguards on their ships…until now.

According to The Miami Herald and New Times, Royal Caribbean, Disney and Norwegian Cruise Lines have installed lifeguards on most of its ships.  This is in response to at least a dozen drownings or catastrophic pool accidents in cruise ship pools in the past few years.

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A recent spate of zip line deaths has renewed calls for a review of safety procedures and operational issues related to zip line recreation.

Yesterday a 55 year-old woman was killed from blunt force injuries sustained while zip lining in Sundance, Utah. This is just the latest in a long list of zip line incidents causing serious injury and death. Recently a 56 year-old woman was killed in Puerto Rico when the safety equipment failed while she was zip lining. Other tragedies include children who have fallen to their deaths while zip lining at camp.

These do not include the amateur and backyard zip lines created by many who see professional lines and attempt to re-create their own at home. Children are often the most creative with makeshift zip lines.

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Vacations can be the greatest of times…or can leave tourists injured or killed. Resorts, cruise ships and hotels present a range of hazards to even the most seasoned travelers. As an experienced resort and vacation injury lawyer, John Leighton has litigated and tried many cases involving injury and death to travelers. In the latest issue of the South Florida Legal Guide, Mr. Leighton published 10 life-saving tips to help avoid a tragic vacation scenario:

Ten Tips to Avoid a Deadly Vacation:

Surviving Resorts, Cruise Ships & Hotels is No Accident