Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Injury Lawyers
The cruise industry is an enormously successful market that pulls in millions of guests each year. While a cruise can provide a unique and exhilarating vacation experience for passengers, there are a number of devastating scenarios that could impact your vacation. If you or someone you love sustained an injury or became ill on a Royal Caribbean cruise, you should know that as a victim, you have legal rights. A cruise ship lawyer at Louis A. Vucci, P.A. will be able to thoroughly review the facts of your case in a free consultation. Moving forward, your attorney will be able to pursue monetary compensation for the injuries you endured. This compensation can be used to lessen the financial burden you and your family have had to grapple with since your cruise. At Louis A. Vucci, P.A. we do not charge any fees unless we win your case.
The legal team at our firm have represented numerous individuals who have suffered injuries on board major cruise ship liners. Over the last 16 years, we have become one of the most respected and well-regarded cruise ship injury firms in Miami. Since our firm’s inception in 2002, we have dedicated our conscious efforts to representing innocent victims.
Our legal team understands how difficult and painful it can be to reconcile with a major injury, assault, or infection after a cruise. The people that we provide legal representation to are our peers and friends. We treat each person who walks in our door with exceptionally high levels of compassion and sympathy, and we are prepared to the do the same for you. We will work tirelessly to protect the rights of Miami residents and United States citizens who were hurt while under the care of the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. If you or a family member was injured aboard a vessel, we do not advise you to wait any longer. Reach out to our firm today for a free, confidential consultation. Contact Royal Caribbean Cruise Line injury lawyer today by, chatting with Louis A. Vucci, P.A. live, calling us at (786) 375-0344, or filling out our email form.
Why Choose Louis A. Vucci, P.A. to Handle My Case?
If you need a lawyer in Miami, we know you have a number of firms to choose from. As you begin your search, you may be wondering: Which firm is right for me and my family? Which attorney can I trust with the sensitive information about my case? The truth is that not all attorneys are the same and therefore cannot all deliver the same excellent results. Choosing the right lawyer can determine the outcome of your case and the amount of monetary compensation you receive. Below are some of the features that set Louis A. Vucci, P.A. apart from other firms:
Track Record: One of the major priorities for incoming clients is the track record of the firm, and we believe this is for good reason. We encourage you to peruse our results page to read a sample of our settlements and verdicts. One of the most notable cases we won involved a crew member who suffered an internal hemorrhage and received of verdict of $1.9 million.
Client Satisfaction: We are aware of the enormous psychological and financial burden that a cruise ship injury can pose for its victims. That is why we have made it our firm’s mission to remedy this burden by providing clients with the services of highly skilled legal professionals. Our entire staff works together to provide a comforting experience for our clients. Read our client testimonials to see how our firm has successfully navigated the legal process for our past cruise ship cases.
Types of Cases We Handle
The personal injury attorneys at Louis A. Vucci, P.A. are familiar with the cruise ship injury cases that have plagued cruisers over the years. Below are some of the most common cruise ship injury cases we handle at our firm:
- Cruise ship excursions: Royal Caribbean’s shore excursions include biking, snorkeling, and scuba diving. While these can be thrilling adventures for cruisers, they can also be dangerous for those who do not have extensive backgrounds in these activities. Cruise liners are tasked with ensuring that their equipment is safe, but there have been cases involving defective or malfunctioning equipment. Issues of inadequate or unenforced security are also things we have little tolerance for. Cruise liners should be mindful of the potential for theft, sexual assault, and violence to their passengers and should enforce effective safety measures on their vessels.
- Medical negligence: Cruise ships are supposed to have skilled medical professionals on board their vessels at all times to care for passengers who suffer injuries or illnesses. Because of the relatively low level of accountability cruise ships are held to, their medical staff is not always well educated or effective at diagnosing a passenger’s symptoms. Incorrect diagnoses and failure to treat are common types of medical negligence that occur on cruises. You should not have to suffer from inadequate medical care just because you are on a cruise ship.
- Passenger claims: While cruise ships are carefully designed, they can still pose a risk to passengers. Falling overboard is sadly somewhat common in the world of cruise ship injuries and deaths. Fire outbreaks have also occurred on ships in recent years and can create unfavorable and dangerous conditions for passengers.
- Sexual assault: When planning a cruise, many assume that the vacation will be immune from danger. Unfortunately, there have been a number of sexual assault cases that have affected children and women on board. If a crew member or a passenger assaulted someone in your family, the cruise line might be held liable. We know how traumatic sexual assault can be for people of all ages, and we want to work with you to see that the responsible party is held liable.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Major Accidents
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)reported that in the last 24 years, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line has seen 32 outbreaks of norovirus on their various vessels. This gastrointestinal illness is highly infectious and can leave passengers ill for several days. In 2017, CNN reported that there were 332 cases of a gastrointestinal illness on a single cruise ship. The highly contagious nature of the norovirus makes it particularly dangerous for a contained environment like a cruise ship.
In 2018, a man was gravely injured during a brawl on a Royal Caribbean cruise at a nightclub while at sea. News.com.au reported that the family intended to take legal action against Royal Caribbean. The Washington Post reported that at least 12 people were killed when a bus flipped over en route to the Mayan ruins in 2017. According to CNN, four people were injured in 2016 when passengers were subjected to 125-mile-per-hour winds while on board the cruise ship. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida requested a National Transportation Safety Board investigation and stated, “the thing about this storm was that it was in the forecast for days. So why in the world would a cruise ship with thousands of passengers go sailing right into it? …. I want the (NTSB) to come up with answers very quickly and make an admonition to mariners: When the storm is brewing, you don’t go out of port.”
In 2017, a class action lawsuit was filed against Royal Caribbean for attempting to place passengers in danger. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the lawsuit alleged that Royal Caribbean knowingly and intentionally made the decision, “to effectively force individuals who had purchased a cruise aboard the Liberty of the Seas leaving August 27, 2017, to fly to Texas while it was in a state of emergency due to Hurricane Harvey, because RCCL would not cancel or modify its planned cruise. In so doing, RCCL forced hundreds of would-be passengers, including children and the elderly, to be subjected to catastrophic flooding and potential loss of life.”
The cruise ship injury lawyers at Louis A. Vucci, P.A. are familiar with the Florida cruising industry. We also know the staggering number of instances in which major luxury cruise lines avoid claiming responsibility for directly or negligently causing harm to their innocent passengers. We are enormously frustrated that major corporations attempt to get away with breaking the law and not taking care of their guests. For this reason, Louis A. Vucci, P.A. has dedicated the last 16 years to representing cruise ship victims. We have successfully won major cases for past clients and are prepared to the same for you.
If you or someone you love has been injured in cruising accident, do not wait any longer to find help. Reach out to the skilled legal team at Louis A. Vucci, P.A. immediately for a free confidential consultation. Our clients are our priority, which is why we do not charge a fee unless we win your case. We are here to help you take action if you’ve been hurt on a Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Contact an experienced attorney by calling us at (786) 375-0344 or by filling out a contact form. We are ready to help you hold the cruise line responsible for what happened, and get you the justice you are owed.