Cruise ship accidents are no stranger to many South Florida residents, as cruises off the coast of Florida are an attraction for people from all over the world, and anytime a cruise ship accident occurs close to Florida, it will certainly be on the news. However, South Florida residents may not be aware of some of the cruise ship accidents that happen from all over the world, involving both sea cruises, as well as river and lake cruises.
A cruise ship accident that you may not have heard about yet involved two elderly Americans who recently lost their lives in a cruise ship accident while on an Amazon River cruise. These two individuals were taking a trip to a National Reserve in Peru. The cruise ship had caught fire in the middle of the night, and the two Americans were unable to escape the cabin they were staying in. The fact that the fire occurred at night may have made it more difficult for them to escape. No other passengers were injured or killed as a result of this fire.
At Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, our cruise ship accident lawyers understand what it takes to thoroughly pursue a case on behalf of an injured individual or deceased loved one who suffered as a result of a cruise ship accident. It takes dedication, resources, and experience to truly provide clients with the representation they need and deserve. We have come across cases where fire has played a role in the injuries and deaths relating to some cruise ship accidents, and such cases can be difficult to handle without a strong attorney by your side.
The cause of the fire that led to the death of the two American tourists is uncertain, but some believe an electrical short circuit or a lit cigarette may have caused the fire. The cruise ship had passed an inspection and was cleared for travel before this incident. The fire was confined to the one particular cabin the two Americans were staying in, and there is not enough information yet to determine why this fire started. The potential causes of an electrical short circuit or lit cigarette are only speculation at this point. Once it is known what the cause of the fire was, it can then be determined who may be at fault for causing the cruise ship fire that resulted in the deaths of these two innocent American tourists.
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Cruise ship accidents can happen in a variety of ways, and are not always limited to slip and falls and swimming pool accidents, among others. Fires can also occur on cruise ships, and this can happen when you least expect it. Whether you or a loved one was injured as a result of a cruise ship accident, contacting a South Florida Cruise Ship Accident Attorney is a good first step to getting your questions answered and concerns addressed. It is at this time that you will have a better idea of whether or not someone else may be to blame for what happened to you or a loved one. With more than 130 years of combined professional experience, the South Florida Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano continue to provide outstanding legal representation to injured individuals and their loved ones. We have received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and have also been named a Top South Florida Law Firm by the Miami Herald. To discuss your options with a qualified South Florida Cruise Ship Accident Attorney, contact Greenberg, Stone & Urbano today by calling (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400 to schedule your free consultation. You may also contact us online by visiting our website.