Recently, the first lawsuit was filed against Royal Caribbean by an Anthem of the Seas passenger. The lawsuit challenges the cruise line’s decision to sail despite predictions of serious storms. The lawsuit is entitled Simpson v. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd and it was filed in South Florida. In the lawsuit, the cruise ship passenger stated that the massive cruise ship rocked and tilted violently during the ill-fated voyage and he was flung some 18 feet against the door of his cabin, knocking him unconscious.
The Miami cruise ship accident attorneys at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano assist cruise ship passengers like those aboard the Anthem of the Seas who experience injuries and other trauma while cruising. We are saddened to hear of the horrific experience of the passengers aboard the Anthem of the Seas and hope this cruise ship disaster provides a learning experience so that others do not have to experience the fear of these passengers in the future. Our firm continues to provide experienced and dedicated representation to all injured cruise ship passengers.
Chaos and a Lack of Medical Care
Plaintiff Simpson relays in his lawsuit that after his injury, he attempted to seek much needed medical treatment. He was greeted by chaos and a lack of emergency services. He was told to wait in his room until the storm calmed before seeking medical treatment.
The lawsuit claims that Royal Caribbean acted in a negligent manner when it operated the cruise ship despite knowledge of an approaching storm. Royal Caribbean’s negligence, Simpson claims, resulted in considerable injuries to his person.
Royal Caribbean has yet to respond to the lawsuit. Another lawsuit, seeking class action status, has since been filed against the cruise company giant. Thus far, the company has offered passengers aboard the Anthem of the Seas a refund and an additional voucher worth 50 percent of what they paid for the cruise.
All passengers aboard the Anthem of the Seas who suffered injuries should seek the assistance of a licensed cruise ship accident attorney, as should anyone injured on a cruise ship. The cruise lines have experienced and powerful attorneys on their side to defend against any claims. Injured cruise ship passengers will need the assistance of a skilled law firm to bring a successful action against the cruise line industry.
Injured cruise ship passengers can seek compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. The value of your case will depend upon the unique circumstances surrounding it. Injured cruise ship passengers should consult with an attorney for more information as to their legal rights.
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Cruise ships are intended to be a place of fun and relaxation, but occasionally accidents occur and passengers become injured. If you or a loved one has been injured aboard a cruise ship, contact the Miami Cruise Ship Accident Lawyers at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano. Our outstanding cruise ship accident attorneys will diligently fight for your full recovery. We have over 130 collective years of experience representing cruise ship accident victims across South Florida and will put our considerable experience to work for you. Contact our firm as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. Our firm is proud to have received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and is ranked as a top firm in South Florida by the Miami Herald. Call us at (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400 or you can visit our website to schedule your initial consultation.