Parker & Waichman, LLP Files Claims Against Carnival Corp. On Behalf of Five Passengers Injured After Crown Princess Cruise Ship Listed to the Right on July 18, 2006 - CCLJul 25, 2006 | PrimeZone Parker & Waichman, LLP (www.yourlawyer.com) announced that it has filed claims against Carnival Corp. (NYSE:CCL) on behalf of five passengers who were injured on the Crown Princess cruise ship after the vessel listed between 15 and 38 degrees to the right. The passengers, who reside in New Jersey and Long Island, New York, were aboard the Crown Princess on July 18 when the ship departed from Canaveral, Florida for New York on the final leg of a nine-day Caribbean voyage. The victims suffered numerous injuries including broken bones, fractures and lacerations after being thrown forcefully across the ship's deck.
Parker & Waichman, LLP is currently investigating additional claims from passengers and crew members. Passengers can request a free lawsuit case consultation at http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/cruise_ship_injuries. Injured crew members can request a free lawsuit case consultation by visiting http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/cruise_ship_injuries or http://www.maritimelegalhelp.com.
The ship, which weighs approximately 113,000 tons, had more than 3,100 passengers and 1,200 crew members aboard when the incident occurred. While the actual cause of the problem will be determined after the NTSB and Coast Guard finish their investigation, it is believed that the incident was caused by a malfunction of one of the components in the steering equipment, autopilot, ballast systems and/or software controlling the equipment, or human error by the bridge crew. Similar incidents have happened in the past. The ship has since departed for Brooklyn, New York, with investigators from the U.S. Coast Guard and NTSB aboard. Carnival currently intends to put the ship back into service this Saturday, even if the investigation is not completed.
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