Our Results

Our Verdicts, Settlements & Awards

Since 1971, our maritime firm has settled and tried to verdict, literally thousands of cases. But, most settlements include confidentiality provisions which prevent us from revealing the settlement amount.

Our firm has recovered well over $300 million dollars* on behalf of our clients. This is not a complete listing of the firm’s work but is rather intended to give you an idea of cases we have handled in the past.


    $25,843,903.00 - Seaman Burn Injuries

    A 27-year-old seaman received serious burns aboard a freighter when the engine exploded.
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    Confidential - Cruise Passenger Rape and Sexual Assault

    A female cruise employee was showering in the female bathroom when she was sexually assaulted and raped by a male crewmember.
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    Confidential - Cruise Passenger Sexual Assault Claim 14 Year Old Girl

    A young girl was raped and sexual assaulted by a bar waiter.
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    $6,100,000.00 - Crewmember Death

    A worker died aboard a ship after being exposed to poisonous gas while repairing the sewage system.
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    Confidential - Cruise Passenger Claim Broken Hip

    A passenger on a cruise ship fell because of a substance on the floor and suffered a broken hip.
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    Confidential - Cruise Passenger Claim Ship Gangway

    A passenger on a cruise ship fell on an inclined walkway and suffered hip injuries.
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    $4,300,000.00 - Willie R. Walker vs. Florida Power & Light Company

    A longshoreman sustained injuries after he fell through the pavement while operating a top loader.
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    Confidential - Cruise Passenger Sexual Assault Claim Steward Assault

    Two passengers were sexually assaulted in their cabin by a steward.
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    Confidential - Cruise Passenger Sexual Assault Claim Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    A passenger was sexually assaulted by a crewmember during dinner service.
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    $3,600,000.00 - Benedetto Emanuele Caraffa vs. Carnival Cruise Lines

    An electrician was diagnosed with lung cancer (and later died) due to lengthy asbestos exposure in an engine room.
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    $3,500,965.00 - Langmead vs. Admiral Cruises

    A 38-year old woman sustained an eye injury while at the gym on a cruise ship.
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    $Confidential - Beam vs. Carnival Corporation

    A cruise passenger suffered an injury to her cervical spine while supervising her children in the cruise water park.
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    $3,342,440.00 - Varela vs. Dantor Cargo Shipping

    A Honduran seaman was denied adequate medical care after injuring his left foot aboard the vessel.
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    Confidential - Crewmembers Claim Injuries Burns

    A pastry cook was burned while carrying a pan of hot caramelized sugar.
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    Confidential - Seamans Claims Injuries Safety Glasses

    An electrician suffered an injury to his eye while trying to fix safety glasses that had fogged up.
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    $2,362,299.00 - William Skye vs. Maersk Lines Limited

    A commercial ship crew member sustained permanent physical injuries onboard a container ship due to negligent working conditions.
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    $2,000,000.00 - Tu vs. Mt. Sinai Medical

    A hospital improperly diverted patients to alternative care.
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    $1,601,000.00 (unreduced) - Greenberg vs. Mercy Hospital

    A cardiovascular surgeon slipped and fell on carpet glue at a hospital, suffering injuries to his knee.
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    Confidential - Crewmembers Claim Injuries Cabin Stewardess

    A crewmember injured her back upon lifting a full-size bed while working as a cabin stewardess.
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    $1,525,000.00 - Moroni vs. Boeing Aircraft Co.

    A husband and son were killed in an airline crash due to improper repairs to the tail of the plane.
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    Confidential - Wrongful Death Claims

    While performing his work, a roofer fell to his demise.
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    $1,500,000.00 - Popick vs. Louisville Ladder

    A 40-year old ironworker sustained severe injuries after a fall from a scaffold.
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    Confidential - Seamans Claims Injuries Butcher

    A butcher cut his index finger while cutting a large piece of beef due to the fact that the safety device was not in-tact.
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    Confidential - Cruise Passenger Claim Slip and Fall

    A passenger aboard a cruise ship slipped on a wet floor while it was being cleaned.
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    $1,500,000.00 - Grynenko vs. Inn. Thinking

    A deckhand died after being stuck in the head by a malfunctioning piece of equipment
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    Confidential - Cruise Passenger Claim Shore Excursion

    Multiple family members experienced injuries while riding in a car during a shore excursion on a cruise ship.
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    $1,000,000.00 - Dudka vs. Mulder Holdings

    A 40-year-old electrical engineer died after sustaining a head injury due to a mooring cable that broke under pressure.
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    $970,230.00 - Clifford Williams vs. Royal Caribbean Cruises

    A stateroom attendant was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease during his employment with cruise line.
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    $776,000.00 - Centeno vs. Gulf Fleet

    A 44-year-old seaman died of diabetic condition after the ship doctor sent him home with the flu.
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    $666,600.00 - Azzam vs. Northern Trust Bank

    A 53-year-old housekeeper was in an elevator when it fell two stories causing fractures to both legs.
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    $662,165.00 - Igac vs. Norwegian Cruise Lines

    A 29-year-old cruise ship waiter sustained injuries after he fell seven stories from a lifeboat during a drill.
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    $653,000.00 - Allum vs. Sulphur Carriers

    A 39-year-old seaman suffered severe injuries after being forced to use a manual handcrack because the gangway motor failed.
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    $600,000.00 - Morgan vs. American Motors

    A 32-year old suffered multiple injuries after a Jeep rolled over when pulling a trailer.
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    $575,000.00 - Nunez vs. Carnival Cruise Lines

    A 39-year-old kitchen employee was cut in his leg on cracked dishware, which later became infected due to improper care.
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    $560,000.00 - Refugia vs. Royal Caribbean

    A 28-year-old waiter injured his wrist while handling a tray of 16 dinner plates.
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    $540,000.00 - Wilson vs. Bender

    While under pressure the elastic of a toy batting tee “sling-shotted” into the face of a minor.
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    $525,000.00 - Rodriguez vs. Carnival Cruise Lines

    A 23-year-old seaman ingested undercooked meat, which caused an eye injury after a delay in medical treatment.
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    $370,000.00 - Rosania vs. Fitzpatrick

    An electrician was injured when he attempted to open a door to an electrical room and its frame fell on him.
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    $350,000.00 - Schwartz vs. Sacks

    A 62-year-old nursing home resident suffered a fractured hip, among other injuries, after being stuck by a vehicle.
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    $276,948.29 - Olivares vs. Sky Cruises

    A 30-year-old injured his lower back when he slipped in vomit and fell down the stairs.
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    $260,995.00 - Cutler vs. U.S.A.

    A 49-year-old engineer sustained injuries after two accidents on the same vessel.
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    $259,000.00 - Ennia Gen Ins vs. Ferguson

    An insurance company brought a Declaratory Judgment Action seeking to be absolved of all liability under a commercial hull insurance policy.
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    $200,000.00 - Rivera vs. Int’l Ships Services

    A 34-year-old assistant pantry man slipped on spilled soup on a staircase, causing injuries to his hand.
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    $200,000.00 - Morales vs. King Ocean

    A seaman sustained back injuries after he fell while descending a metal vertical ladder.
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    $199,680.94 - Rosales vs. National Car Rental

    A 49-year-old sustained injuries after he was in a rollover car accident.
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    $150,000.00 - Young vs. M/V Federico R

    A 28-year-old yacht cook and mate fractured her heel while performing duties under the captain's orders.
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    $125,000.00 - Lucia vs. Metropolitan Dade County

    A 52-year-old bus passenger suffered a cracked bone in the eye after she was struck and spit on by a fellow passenger.
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    $120,000.00 - Coffill vs. Universal Health

    A 22-year-old suffered from a herniated disc due to duties performed on a yacht.
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    $80,000.00 - Jose Valencia vs. Norwegian

    A 45-year-old seaman slipped and fell on a wet floor while holding a rack of glasses, causing a back injury.
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    $75,000.00 - Ortiz vs. Universal Alco S.A

    While operating a forklift in the rain a seaman experienced an injury to the arm.
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    $66,000.00 - Handley vs. White

    A 38-year-old was rear ended while at a stop in his car, causing injuries that required surgery.
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    $37,000.00 - Monroe vs. Carnival

    A seaman injured his back while throwing a suitcase.
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    In addition, we’ve handled numerous legal actions against the following companies, and many more: