Q: Cruise ship injury from wind tunnel effect in stateroom.
balcony door and stateroom door was opened and the wind tunnel effect opened the closet door violently onto my head, face and eye. There was a sign on the door that indicated not to open both doors at the same time but nothing about the closet door opening and injuring someone. Closet door was very close proximity to the stateroom door. Any legal case or precedent case indicating that the sign was insufficient to warn of the closet door opening and causing possible injury? Thanks.
A: We’ve handled dozens of injury cases on cruise ships involving the wind tunnel effect just like yours. As such the cruise line is on notice of the danger. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can likely help.
Note that any case has to be filed in miami within one year of the injury per the terms of the cruise ticket contract
Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer
A: I agree with Mr. Winkleman. The cruise industry is aware of this phenomenon. The issue is recognized for two reasons, one being the drain imposed on shipboard air conditioning systems, and the other, which is the more dangerous wind-tunnel effect you describe. The intensity of the phenomenon can vary according to the location of a cabin on a ship and other design features.
Although people tend to think of the condition in terms of a cyclone that only scatters papers in a stateroom everywhere for unsuspecting passengers, the forces involved can be serious. I hope you recover quickly from your injuries. Good luck
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