Author Archives: HolzbergLegal

Cruise Ship Heads Directly Into Fierce Storm



How can another cruise line – this time NCL – sail directly into the path of a fierce winter storm that everyone with a TV or internet connection knew was racing up the US eastern coast last week? Holzberg Legal now is representing passengers affected by the storm. In our experience – having dealt with passengers […]

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HURRICANE IRMA DENIAL OF INSURANCE CLAIMS



Hurricane Irma affected millions of Floridians and the southeastern United States. Hurricanes and tropical storms unfortunately affect Florida with regularity and they cause considerable damage to our homes, businesses and property. Hurricane Irma’s damages were widespread, including roof and structural damage, window damage, leaks and water intrusion, rising floodwaters, and storm surge; causing significant damage […]

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MEDICAL ERRORS -3RD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN US



Did you know that medical errors with the 3rd leading cause of death the United States? You are 7 times more likely to die by medical errors in car accident, 6 times more likely to die than by poisoning, 23 times more likely to die by medical error then by gunshot. Even more surprising was […]

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Euro Trip: Cruising under the Athens Convention



This summer’s cruise season is now in full swing. Many are taking advantage of the low euro conversion rates to cruise in and around Europe. All the major cruise lines have ships in the Mediterranean , the British Isles, Scandinavia, Russia and the Baltic States. The cruise industry continues to build more and bigger ships, […]

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New Beverage Policy on Norwegian Cruise Ships



Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) has announced that effective July 15, 2016, it will for the first time ban passengers from bringing their own beverages onto vessels and must buy all drinks they consume on board directly from NCL at ships bars. Why it took this long for NCL to act is troubling. It is been known […]

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BREXIT: Cruising in Europe?



To the average American the words Brexit and the European Union meant very little until last Thursday. Anyone who follows the stock market and basic news now at least understands what Brexit meant not only for British citizens, but potentially to the US and global economy. For those who follow the cruise industry, these are […]

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2016 SUPERLAWYERS



I am gratified that I had been named a Super Lawyer for the 3rd year in a row by Super Lawyers in the field of Transportation/Maritime law. I was one of only 9 Florida Plaintiffs lawyers to achieve this honor in 2016. We are also grateful for continuing to grow Holzberg Legal with client and […]

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UBER – Who Can I Sue if I’m Injured?



For many years suing a taxi company for for your personal injuries was a hassle. Taxi companies are historically either under-insured, had surplus lines coverage, use second-rate insurance companies or play the corporate shell game to try to conceal the real owner of the vehicle. The advent of UBER (and LYFT) as both a popular […]

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NCL to Allegedly Shake up Cruise Industry with “Cost Saving”



I read an interesting article today published by Brian Sozzi, of www.thestreet.com, a website not co-founded by Jim Cramer, that follows the stock market. The article, entitled – How Norwegian Cruise Lines New CEO plans to shake up the Cruise Industry – was from an investing perspective, more CEO marketing, but troubling as a maritime […]

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Huge Victory for Medical Malpractice Claims Against Cruise Lines’ Physicians and Nurses



This week the 11th Circuit court of Appeals issued a long overdue opinion in Patricia Franza v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., overturning the Barbetta case which has prevented many otherwise meritorious negligence cases for Cruise operator/owners’ vicarious liability in medical malpractice cases committed by ships’ physicians and nurses. Here is the link to the well […]

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