Florida Widow Files Personal Injury Lawsuit Against Royal Caribbean Cruises

Royal Caribbean is one of the most well-known brands in the cruise industry. Recently, a woman in South Florida, Shir Frenkel, coordinated with her attorneys to file a personal injury lawsuit against the cruise line. We will continue to monitor this case to see if Frenkel is awarded the financial compensation she deserves.

What Personal Injury Occurred?


Frenkel was traveling aboard Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Allure of the Seas with her new husband, Igal Tyszman. The couple had just married when they embarked on the cruise. After setting sail, the newlyweds docked and went zip-lining in a cruise-sponsored shore excursion.

While zip-lining, Frenkel became stuck about halfway down the line. Tyszman had taken off shortly after Frenkel. Frenkel had no way to dislodge herself and was a “sitting duck” as Tyszman, who had no way to stop himself, came speeding toward her. The couple collided in mid-air. Tyszman passed away a few hours later as a result of injuries suffered. Frenkel herself suffered from catastrophic injuries.

Could Royal Caribbean Be At Fault?


The lawsuit filed against Royal Caribbean Cruises seeks more than $1 million in damages and contends that the company was at fault for a few reasons. First and foremost, Frenkel alleges that the couple did not receive any guidance on how to stop their ziplines in the event of an emergency.

Additionally, Frenkel says that the guides did not communicate with one another before telling Tyszman to depart. The guide on the departing platform, who was with Tyszman, had no way of knowing that Frenkel had become stuck on the line.

More important is the fact that the suit claims that Royal Caribbean knew that there were significant safety concerns about the zip-line excursion but did not take any steps to mitigate the situation. The zip-line operator, Extreme Caribe Zip Line Tour, had been involved in at least one lawsuit previously.

Furthermore, Frenkel’s lawsuit contends that there were at least ten accidents that had occurred prior of which Royal Caribbean was made aware.

Lastly, Frenkel’s suit contends that the couple was the victim of false advertising. The couple was under the impression that Royal Caribbean operated the tour when in reality, it was run by Extreme Caribe. Royal Caribbean had hired the company as an independent contractor and did not inform their guests before the beginning of the excursion. Guests even used their cruise-issued Seapass cards to pay for the adventure.

Debi Chalik is one of the attorneys who filed the case. She said that it was impossible for guests to have known that Royal Caribbean was not in charge of operating the excursion. She added, “These newlyweds were expecting a fun excursion with the highest safety standards, and that is obviously not that they received, and the consequences, in this case, proved tragic.”

Have You Suffered A Personal Injury?


Frenkel’s case may seem extreme, but it’s evidence that a personal injury can occur at the most unexpected of times. If you believe you have suffered a personal injury, be sure to contact our team of experts today.


 

Client Testimonials

Attorney David Goldman has been exceptional in the process of helping me through the case. He has always been easy to reach, whether by phone or email, and has thorough knowledge and explains clearly in depth so you feel safe and confident in your lawyer

I used Michael Babboni and his paralegal, Nicole Moore for a legal matter. They went above and beyond my expectations. During the entire process there was constant communication with both Michael and Nicole. They were extremely organized and on top of my case, which I am very grateful for. Michael truly had my best interests at heart and he was very genuine. I plan on referring Michael to all family and friends and will continue to use him in the future.

I dealt most with Mr. Fernandez. I didn’t know a lot about this process. He took the time to speak with me individually, in person, to explain everything. It was very helpful to actually know and understand the process and what to expect. He closed my case quickly, which was nice that it was not prolonged! I appreciated his hard work and getting me what I felt I deserved after my car accident. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an honest and reliable lawyer to assist you with your case!

I hired Mr. Walsh after an automobile accident this past March. He and his entire staff were extremely professional. They kept me informed every step of the way and settled my case in a timely manner. Thank you so much for your help.

Get Your Free Case Review

Fill out my online form.

Law Offices Near You

Sarasota Office

Sarasota

941-954-1234

3550 S Tamiami Trail, 3rd Floor Sarasota Florida 34239

Bradenton Office

Bradenton

941-752-7000

5291 Office Park Blvd. Bradenton Florida 34203

St. Petersburg Office

St. Petersburg

727-381-9200

6446 Central Avenue St. Petersburg Florida 33707

Venice Office

Venice

941-496-9555

3986 S. Tamiami Trail Venice Florida 34293

Englewood Office

Englewood

941-474-4800

2960 S. McCall Rd Englewood Florida 34224

Port Charlotte Office

Port Charlotte

941-613-1141

3986 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte Florida 33952

Arcadia Office

Arcadia

863-494-0122

10 South DeSoto Avenue Arcadia Florida 34266

Fort Myers Office

Fort Myers

239-332-0770

8359 Beacon Blvd Fort Myers Florida 33907

Lakeland Office

Lakeland

863-683-5600

5137 S. Lakeland Dr. Lakeland Florida 33813

Get personal attention from a lawyer with decades of experience.


 
×