Cruise Ship Fire Injury Lawyers
Between 1990 and 2011, nearly 80 cruise ship fires reportedly occurred in the United States. Despite this, passengers boarding cruise ships rarely imagine that they are at risk of injury while out on the open water. In the event that a cruise ship fire occurs, passengers onboard a ship have few places to go to seek safety. Being injured by a cruise ship fire can bring about unwanted medical costs, loss of wages (in the case of prolonged recovery), and psychological damages. However, in many instances, victims of cruise ship fires may be eligible for compensation to help cover their injuries.
During the recovery period, victims do not have to face the legal process alone. At Louis A. Vucci, P.A., our lawyers understand that the time following a cruise ship fire injury can be physically and financially trying for victims, and we work diligently to provide the representation that cruise ship injury victims deserve.
Causes of Cruise Ship Fires
While fires are not highly anticipated on most cruise excursions, several conditions can lead to the occurrence of a fire. The following are some common causes of cruise ship fires:
- Fuel leaks in the engine room
- Electric shorts caused by poor maintenance on switchboards and breakers
While, statistically, cruise ship fires are not likely to occur on any given excursion, fires on cruise ships occur more than many passengers would like to think. If you have been injured because of a cruise ship fire, you may be eligible to collect compensation from the responsible party.
Speak with a Cruise Ship Fire Injury Lawyer
Cruise ship passengers have an expectation of safety and relaxation upon boarding a ship. When this expectation is met with the reality of a cruise ship fire, passengers can undergo physical injuries and well as psychological difficulties. If you or a loved one has been injured from a cruise ship fire, attorneys from Louis A. Vucci, P.A., have the legal skill to help you pursue appropriate compensation. Call our offices today at (786) 375-0344 and learn more about what our experienced team is ready to do for you.