Norwegian Cruise Ship Injury Lawyers
The cruise ship industry insists that their cruise ships are a safe and comfortable setting for family vacations. In reality, there have been a number of serious accidents involving slip-and-falls, fires, gastrointestinal illnesses, sexual assaults, and excursion accidents in recent years that shed light on the unsafe conditions on some ships. Louis A. Vucci, P.A. is determined to ensure that cruise passengers are aware of their legal rights if they are hurt. If you or a family member suffered a serious injury on a Norwegian cruise ship, might be eligible to receive compensation for what happened to you. The money you receive can be used to cover the hefty financial burden you’ve had to assume since your injury. Medical bills, pain and suffering, therapy, lost wages, and other expenses could be paid for by the cruise line that caused your injury. A Norwegian cruise ship injury lawyer at Louis A. Vucci, P.A. will give your case a thorough review and help you understand what steps to take next. We do not charge our clients a fee unless we win.
Since 2002, the attorneys at our firm have helped numerous injured cruise passengers hold guilty cruise lines accountable for their harmful and negligent actions. Our reputation across the nation has grown significantly over the last 16 years. We are now recognized as one of the most trusted firms to handle cruise ship passenger claims and injuries.
Louis A. Vucci, P.A. is outraged at the idea that cruise ships would try to deny responsibility for an injury or illness their crew members caused. We believe that cruise lines should provide sincere and honest respect to their passengers, even if they are injured on board. For this reason, our firm has dedicated our careers to seeing that innocent victims are provided with excellent legal services to protect their finances and health. The people who walk through our doors looking for answers are much more than just clients; they could be our injured friends and family members. We’re saddened by the horror stories we hear about what has happened on well-known cruise ships and how serious injuries could’ve been avoided had crew members been cognizant of potential dangers and performed their jobs well. If you or someone you love suffered a slip and fall injury, were hurt in a motor vehicle accident while on a port excursion, were assaulted, or suffered any other cruise-ship injury, contact our legal team for a free consultation with a cruise ship injury attorney. Call us at (786) 375-0344, chat with us live, or fill out a contact form.
Do I Need a Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer?
Once the unthinkable has happened, and you have been hurt on a cruise ship, you may be wondering: Who is responsible for my injury? How will I pay my medical bills? What do I do next?
Passengers on cruise ships rightfully assume that crew members will help their guests avoid dangerous situations. When this doesn’t happen, passengers are often shocked by the violation of trust. Additionally, some crew members or cruise industry representatives may have wrongfully told you that they aren’t responsible for your injury and that they will not help you moving forward. This type of response is frustrating and can make your situation worse. As a cruise ship passenger, you have legal rights, and you could be entitled to compensation for some of the costly expenses you’ve had to put forth since your injury. However, if you try to represent yourself, it is unlikely that you’ll receive the full and fair compensation that your case is worth. A cruise ship injury attorney will be able to efficiently process your case and pursue maximum compensation for your injuries.
Let the attorneys of Louis A. Vucci, P.A. take care of the paperwork and negotiations for your case. We do not charge a fee unless we win, and your first consultation with us is always free.
Why Choose Louis A. Vucci, P.A. to Handle My Case?
While there are a number of law firms in Miami, few have the experience necessary to go up against major cruise ship lines. Even fewer firms in the area have seen significant settlements and are as well respected as Louis A. Vucci, P.A.. Our firm has handled a variety of cruise ship cases and has expertise in maritime law. Below are a couple of the factors that set Louis A. Vucci, P.A. apart from other law firms:
Track Record: Our results page reveals some of the major verdicts and settlements our team has gathered for our cruise clients. Two of the larger cases involved a cruise passenger with traumatic brain injury who received a settlement of over $400,000 and another cruise passenger with a broken ankle who won a settlement over $100,000.
Client Satisfaction: We take client satisfaction very seriously because we are sympathetic towards those who were injured on what appeared to be a fun and stress-free vacation. Our client testimonials show how Louis A. Vucci, P.A. provides honest legal representation to our clients.
Types of Cases We Handle
The experienced and knowledgeable cruise ship injury attorneys at Louis A. Vucci, P.A. have successfully handled thousands of cruise ship cases. We believe cruise liners should assume responsibility for their unlawful and negligent actions, and that they should work to protect all cruisers on board. Below are some of the types of cruise ship injury cases we handle at Louis A. Vucci, P.A.:
- Cruise ship excursions: Norwegian’s shore excursions include ATV expeditions, zip lines, snorkeling, and hikes to waterfalls and volcanos. While these opportunities are exciting for passengers, they can be somewhat difficult and strenuous for the everyday person. If you suffer a severe injury while on a Norwegian ship excursion, contact Louis A. Vucci, P.A. immediately. Your injury may have been easily avoided had you been trained, provided an opportunity to learn the activity you attempted or were monitored by staff.
- Medical negligence: Just as on land, cruise ships are also susceptible to personal injury issues. When a medical error happens on a cruise ship, passengers can feel frightened, confined and desperate for proper medical attention. Failure to diagnose and wrong diagnoses can worsen a passenger’s condition, be it a heart attack or infection. If a medical crew member performs an incorrect medical procedure, a passenger could become seriously hurt.
- Passenger claims: Crew members should be on the constant lookout for potential hazards to passengers. Slip and fall accidents on overly-wet decks and swimming pool accidents are far too common and easy to avoid. Contaminated food and general uncleanliness on board a cruise ship can cause hundreds of people to become ill. These major types of passenger claims can be traced back to negligence on the part of a cruise line.
- Sexual assault: Cruise ships are meant to be fun and safe environments for passengers. Issues commonly arise due to negligent security (when the ship is not under thorough surveillance). If a problem with adequate security caused you or a loved one to be assaulted by a crew member of another passenger, you must take action right away.
Norwegian Cruise Line Major Accidents
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)reported that since 1998, the Norwegian Cruise Line has seen 31 outbreaks of norovirus on their various vessels. The Huffington Post reported in 2017 on the unsanitary conditions of the Norwegian ship Breakaway. The CDC inspectors “cited NCL for having found dirty dishes, fruit flies, and condensation in the pantry and other areas.”
The Miami New Times reported that in 2016, a 10-year-old child died on a Norwegian ship. His parents claim this happened because the line does not employ lifeguards on their ships. The complaint states: “Numerous children have died or been grievously injured on board NCL (Norwegian Cruise Line) ships and other cruise ships due to drowning or near drowning prior to this incident, yet NCL does not even spend a single penny on utilizing lifeguards on board its ships to prevent these tragedies.” NBC reported that a 4-year-old child died in a Norwegian pool near North Carolina in 2014.
USA Today stated that a passenger was rescued after she fell overboard on a Norwegian ship in 2018. The Miami Herald reported in 2018 that a 12-year-old girl was napping in her room when she awoke to a cruise line steward sexually assaulting her in her cabin. In 2017, a passenger was charged with sexually abusing a child on board. Another article stated that a girl was raped by a Norwegian cruise line bartender in 2016.
The Seattle Times recommends that all travelers consult Norwegian’s incident reports and statistics before traveling. Norwegian reported 20 crimes alone in the time frame between October 2010 and June 2013. The reports include data on “homicide, suspicious death, missing U.S. persons, kidnapping, assault with serious bodily injury, rape and other sexual assaults, tampering with a vessel and thefts over $10,000” and can be a helpful resource for future cruisers.
The cruise ship injury attorneys at Louis A. Vucci, P.A. are prepared to fight for justice in your case. When a serious accident impacts your life, we know how difficult it can be to pick up the pieces. If you or someone you love was injured on a Norwegian cruise ship, we are ready to help you. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our team by calling (786) 375-0344, filling out a contact form, or chatting with us live on our site today.