Cruise Ship Injuries Lawsuit
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Cruise Ship Injuries | Lawsuits, Lawyer, Attorney | Injury, Fractures, Bruises, Death | Fires, Safety Hazards, Steering Problems
Feb. 10, 2013 - Carnival Triumph Engine Room Fire Leaves Thousands of Passengers without Power, Raw Sewage and ‘Nightmarish’ Conditions
Feb. 10, 2013- An engine room fire on the Carnival Triumph causes a loss of power and nightmarish conditions for 3,143 and 1,086 crew members who departed from Galveston, Texas on February 7th. As the power was lost to most of the ship, most passengers were left without functioning toilets and showers and one working elevator. The conditions were described as ‘nightmarish’ as passengers report urine and feces in the hallways rolling across the floor with every wave. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, passengers said that raw sewage also came up through the shower drain, pooled in the sink and even into the carpets; one woman described the sit uation as “a sauna of raw sewage”. Passengers were also plagued with smells of rotting food and while waiting in massive food lines. Furthermore, the air quality was reportedly unacceptable; on top of the raw sewage, the temperature in the rooms was either too hot or too cold, forcing a number of passengers to drag bedding outside to sleep on the deck. According to some passengers, all the while this was happening there almost never any crew members to be found.
Lawsuits began to be filed almost immediately after the so-called ‘cruise from hell’ ended on February 14th. Amidst raw sewage, spoiled food and no power, it is not hard to see how many people could have easily been injured by a slip and fall, illness or other serious injury. One woman, 42-yeard old Lisa Williams, filed a lawsuit in Miami federal court on February 17th. Williams said that after spending five days on the stranded ship, she was left dehydrated and bruised from the aggressive and long food lines. She says that she had to be given fluids through an IV when she returned home to Houston, Texas. This lawsuit is among the first in a wave of lawsuits that allege physical injury from the cruise.
If you or a loved one were injured or became sick while on the Carnival Triumph cruise ship, or any other cruise line, please fill out our online form or call 1 800 LAW INFO (1-800-529-4636). To protect your legal rights, we urge you to contact one of our experienced cruise ship attorneys today.
Jan. 14, 2012 - Costa Concordia Cruise Ship Accident
Costa Concordia Cruise Ship Accident | Lawsuit, Lawyer, Attorney | Costa Concordia Cruise Ship Ran Aground On Sandbar | 3 people have been killed, 51 missing, thousands evacuated
January, 14, 2012 - At least three people have been killed and 51 others still missing, as thousands evacuated from a luxury cruise liner after it ran aground off the Italian coast. More than 3,200 holidaymakers and 1,000 crew were forced to flee the Costa Concordia in lifeboats when it hit a sandbar on Friday evening near the Tuscan holiday island of Giglio less than two hours after leaving port.
The three who died, two French tourists and a crew member from Peru — were recovered from the sea after Costa Cruises' 6-year-old Costa Concordia ran aground near the coast of Tuscany late Friday, tearing a 160-foot gash in its hull and sending in a rush of water.
Jul. 18, 2006, The Crown Princess cruise ship abruptly swayed portside
On July 18, 2006, The Crown Princess cruise ship abruptly swayed portside after departing from Port Canaveral. The Crown Princess is a relatively new ship owned by Princess Cruises. As the 113,000-ton vessel rocked left, passengers throughout the ship were sent flying in all different directions. As a result an estimated 50 passengers were injured, and two passengers suffered serious injuries. Some of the reported injuries authorities noticed included fractures and bruises.
Julie Benson spokeswoman for Princess Cruise Lines said some passengers suffered "fractures, bruises" and "some more serious than that." She said the company is still looking into the cause of the listing, including a possible problem with the steering or other mechanics of the ship. "We don't know the answer to that yet," she said. "We're looking at a number of issues, that being one of them.
Safety inspectors will conclude what happened, and they will have to be satisfied there are no mechanical problems before the ship will be allowed to set sail again, he said. The Coast Guard as well will conduct an investigation.
Cruises have become one of fastest growing segments of the travel industry during the past 25 years. As a result, the majority of cruise lines have come under scrutiny for poor ship safety. There have been numerous cruise ship fires resulting in deaths and serious injuries.
On March 23, 2006, the Carnival Star Princess cruise ship caught fire. The cruise ship fire left one person dead, 11 other passengers injured, and damaged 150 cabins. Passengers on the ship had barely enough time to throw on clothing, and life jackets. The Star Princess was sailing from Grand Cayman to Montego Bay, Jamaica, when fire erupted on a balcony and spread to four decks.
In addition, the ship fire left a large charred spot on the cruise ship's exterior. The Passengers joined together sitting in lounges or hallways from about 3 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2006. The fire was the latest setback for the world's largest cruise operator.
It was several hours later when passengers learned all the details of the fire that gutted the central portion of the cruise ship, which was on its way to Jamaica from the Cayman Islands. Officials with Princess Cruises believe a cigarette left on a cabin balcony caused the fire.
The four voyages remaining on the Star Princess to the Caribbean will be canceled, Carnival Cruise officials stated. As a result, Carnival will pay refunds on trips departing Port Everglades, Fla., on April 9, 16, 23 and 30. The trips scheduled for March 26 and April 2 had already been canceled. Passengers will also get another 25% off a future cruise.
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