Seattle jury awards $21 million verdict against HAL

By ,   November 1, 2015 ,   Accidents

On October 30 (Friday), a jury in Seattle awarded US$21,000,000 to a cruise passenger who has been hit in the head by an automatic glass door on ms Amsterdam in 2011.

KIRO Channel 7 reported that the passenger had suffered a traumatic brain injury including debilitating headaches, fatigue and problems with his balance.

Image: halcruises.com

His lawyers at Friedman Rubin Law Firm showed that sliding doors had injured 30 others across the fleet of Holland America in the 3-year period before the accident. 

HAL (Holland America Line) said in a statement that it was "committed to the safety and security" of guests, and that it would appeal the verdict. 

For other MS Amsterdam ship accidents see at CruiseMinus.com