Spirit of Baltimore cruise ship crashes into Fells Point pier

Posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 6:51 pm    

Spirit of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor cruise ship crashed into a pier at Fells Point in the city of Baltimore, Maryland while it was on its way back to berth at the end of a midnight cruise last Sunday, August 28. The ship suffering from minor damage and caused around 60 feet to be ripped from the pier, the United States Coast Guard reported.

The cruise ship had over 400 guests and crew members onboard for a midnight soiree. The deck was filled party-goers in celebration of an event called an “All Linen Affair”.

Spirit Cruises reported that two individuals were injured as a result of the accident, noting, “Spirit Cruises takes the safety of our passengers, community, and shipmates very seriously. The company is conducting a full investigation and cooperating fully with the United States Coast Guard.”

Inner Harbor cruise operations resumed the same day.

Our attorneys at Louis A. Vucci P.A. will do our best to recover damages for our clients how have been hurt onboard a cruise ship during a cruise trip. Employ the legal services of our cruise ship injury attorneys today by calling our offices at (786) 375-0344. Discuss your case with us as soon as you can.


Cruise ship strikes two cruise ships in Boston

Posted on Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 1:10 pm    

The United States Coast Guard reported that Boston Harbor Cruises’ cruise ship, Regency, struck two other cruise ships that belonged to the same company last Saturday, August 13. The ships were stationed at the Long Wharf pier when the accident occurred.

According to the Coast Guard, the Regency was coming to port at Long Wharf when some mechanical failures caused the ship to drift toward the place where the Rookie and the Aurora were currently anchored. Early investigations revealed that no people sustained injuries during the incident, but authorities are still conducting further investigations into the incident. No passengers were aboard the Rookie or the Aurora at the time of the incident.

Cruise ship passengers who incur injuries during their trips and are not properly assisted by the cruise ship’s management may not know how to handle cruise ship companies. Fortunately, Louis A. Vucci P.A. can provide legal assistance to those who want to right the wrong done to them by a cruise ship company. Call our offices today at (786) 375-0344 to discuss your situation.


Norwegian Cruise Line gets $2.8M personal injury claim trimmed down to less than $10,000

Posted on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 at 9:22 pm    

Bermuda-incorporated, Miami, Florida-based Norwegian Cruise Line on Tuesday, July 20 managed to trim down the $2.8 million personal injury claim that a Dawn-class cruise ship Norwegian Star passenger, Samira Jaber, lodged against it, to less than $10,000. They casting doubt on the medical testimony given by neuropsychologist Jorge Herrera, the medical expert who backed Jaber’s claims that the January 2013 accident in the cruise ship caused her to sustain persistent headaches, ringing in the ears, and memory loss.

After United States District Judge James Lawrence King in Miami reviewed the facts, he decided that Jaber’s CT scan, which was done at a hospital in Cozumel, Mexico during the cruise verified that she did not suffer from traumatic brain injury.

In addition, Jerry Hamilton, Norwegian Cruise Line’s legal counsel, was able to prove that Herrera only examined limited records that Jaber’s lawyers gave. Herrera also admitted that even Jaber told him that she said to her own doctor that she did not feel dizzy, nauseous, or had headaches, two weeks after the incident.

Cruise trips can be considered as an affordable travel option for individuals or families looking to unwind and have a good time away from their homes. However, the negative thing about taking a cruise trip is that passengers are put at risk of being exposed to injurious situations. Get in touch with our attorneys at Louis A. Vucci P.A. today by calling our offices at (786) 375-0344 if you need help with filing a lawsuit against individuals or other parties who are responsible for your cruise ship injury accident.


$170 Million renovations for luxury cruise line Silversea

Posted on Friday, August 5th, 2016 at 7:38 pm    

Silversea is preparing to give its fleet of eight luxury liners a complete facelift. For the price tag of $170 million, the company will update and refine passenger suites, refurbish lounge and recreational areas, and install faster Internet. Even the company’s smaller ships, which travel to more remote areas and have a capacity for a mere 120 passengers, will see upgrades to public areas onboard.

The luxury liner travels to locations all over the globe with top-of- the-line amenities and staff. Silversea’s cruise itineraries include trips through Europe, South America, the South Pacific, and even places as remote and exotic as the Galapagos Islands.

Silversea’s investment in its liners comes as one of its top rivals, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, one of the most popular inclusive luxury cruise companies, pours money into its ships and improving the on-board experience for passengers.


Louis A. Vucci named to 2016 edition of Top Attorneys of North America

Posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 at 6:51 pm    

Louis A. Vucci has been included in the 2016 Who’s Who Directories list of Top Attorneys in North America.

The list comes from New York-based The Who’s Who Directories, a company that publishes the stories of noteworthy individuals who have attained worthwhile achievements in their fields.

Louis Vucci was a public defender from 1997 to 2002 and now works on cruise ship accident injury cases.

To learn more about the Top Attorneys in North America award that Louis A. Vucci P.A., has received, click here.