Monthly Archives: April 2011

Jeopardy Is Not a Game on Cruise Ships for Passengers!

Jeopardy is not a game on cruise ships for passengers; it is where passengers are placed when they buy a ticket to take a cruise. The reason passengers are placed in jeopardy, is because there are both hidden dangers and obvious dangers when taking a cruise. The obvious dangers of course is that passengers do not have background checks done, which means it is entirely possible to be on board ship stranger that is actually looking for the right person to sexually assault.

The hidden dangers can be in the lack of maintenance that is done by the crew members that can cause injuries to unsuspecting passengers. Passengers do not want know this, what they want to know are the ports the ship will stop at, the activities onboard and the entertainment. The last thing the person buying a ticket for a cruise will think about is the dangers that could await them.

Sexual assaults have become so prevalent on cruise ships that Congress enacted new legislation to protect cruise ship passengers rights after a sexual assault or rape. Most people deciding to take a cruise have no idea that this is a problem aboard cruise ships and one that could affect the rest of their lives.  Cruise ships only leave from certain ports and Los Angeles is one of the largest ports, which means that the person that is a resident of Newport Beach will leave from this port when they embark on their cruise.

When an injury or a sexual assault occurs aboard the ship they will have their rights best protected by the Newport Beach cruise ship attorney personal injury firm. This attorney will have a complete knowledge of the laws that protect the cruise ship passenger and they will also have the necessary resources that will be needed to hold the cruise line accountable for their negligence in protecting the passenger.

The passenger that has been injured or sexually assaulted is in no shape to protect their own rights and they do not have the knowledge or resources that will be necessary to go up against the cruise line attorneys. There is also another problem that the passenger will have no knowledge when injured or sexually assaulted and that is the fact the cruise ship will not be registered in this country, which means it carries a flag from the country it is registered in an follows their laws.

Driver in 18 Year Old’s Death Arrested

April 5, 2011 – According to reports the driver involved in the death of an 18 year old has been arrested.

According to the California Highway Patrol the 24 year old driver of a Honda Civic that struck a 2001 Chevrolet Camaro Saturday night has been arrested. She is identified as Ashley Bryan of Highland and was arrested Sunday after causing the death of 18 year old Cameron Cook for suspicion of driving under the influence.  This is typical of the cases that a wrongful death law attorney takes on to assist surviving family members.

According to California Highway Patrol Officer Devon Boatman the accident occurred at approximately 11:40 a.m. Vescio and passenger Cameron Cook were involved in a solo traffic collision on traveling north on the 57 Freeway in the vicinity south of Katella Avenue at a speed of between 65 and 70 mph. the Camaro spun and came to rest facing north on the right shoulder partially blocking the No. 5 lane.

Vescio and Cook exited the disabled vehicle, but Vescio returned to put on the emergency lights when Bryan traveling north on the 57 Freeway in a Honda Civic struck the front left side of the Camaro. The impact of the crash caused the vehicle to be pushed to the right striking Cook causing him to be pushed backward over the overpass railing.

According to the coroner’s office, Cook was transported to UCI Medical Center in Orange where he died at 5:08 a.m. Sunday.  According to Officer Boatman, Bryan is facing a felony charge of gross vehicular manslaughter and a felony charge for driving under the influence. She is being held in custody at the Orange County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.