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Our Cruise Ship Lawyers Handling Carnival Triumph Passenger and Crew Claims
If you were a passenger or crewmember aboard the Carnival Triumph, you may be entitled to compensation and should consult with an experienced cruise ship lawyer. Our maritime firm has over 80 years combined cruise ship law experience and has recovered over $100 million for injured passengers and crew. We are committed to protecting your rights and fighting for the compensation you deserve.
Cruise companies are responsible for ensuring the safety of everyone onboard their vessels. This includes both passengers and crewmembers. As part of maintaining onboard safety, cruise operators are required to uphold sanitary conditions throughout their vessels, regularly test equipment to prevent malfunctions, fully train crewmembers in regards to emergency operations, and respond to medical emergencies as quickly as possible. Aside from providing a safe environment onboard, lines are additionally responsible for ensuring passengers and crew obtain adequate food supplies and shelter. Carnival Triumph passengers had meager provisions, and due to the lack of electricity onboard, cabins were dark, hot and contaminated with sewage waste.
The hazardous conditions passengers and crewmembers were subjected to may be enough to warrant legal action.
The fact that the ship had prior problems with its generator may be enough to warrant legal action.
The fact that the ship was not taken to Progreso, Mexico, which was only 105 miles away versus Mobile, Alabama which was much farther, may be enough to warrant legal action.
If it is uncovered that Carnival intentionally made its decisions for financial reasons over passenger and crew safety, Carnival might be liable for punitive damages.
Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. are the cruise lawyers the major news networks turn to for expert legal advice. We have already been consulted by several major news networks regarding the situation onboard the Carnival Triumph. On an interview with CNN, our very own Jason R. Margulies, explained that Carnival's negligence in inflicting emotional distress and providing poor sanitation onboard – which created a risk for health problems – is justification for Triumph passengers and crew to file a case against Carnival Corp.
Michael A. Winkleman, an active cruise ship trial and appellate attorney at our firm, also appeared on several Fox News Channel programs to discuss the Carnival Triumph accident and what passengers and crew should do to protect their rights under United States Maritime Law.
Triumph cruise ship passengers may be able to obtain a larger recovery than Carnival has offered after having to endure five days at sea amidst hazardous conditions. The overflowing sewage waste created a breeding grounds for potentially life-threatening diseases, such as Norovirus and Hepatitis, to spread.
Mr. Winkleman was featured on the following Fox Network shows as their Triumph cruise ship accident authority:
Varney and Co. February 22, 2013 Cruise ship lawyer Winkleman discusses the Carnival Triumph on FBN
Squawk on the Street February 21, 2013 Maritime Lawyer Michael Winkleman interviewed on the Carnival Triumph incident
Erin Burnett OutFront February 20, 2013 Maritime Attorney Michael Winkleman interviewed on the Carnival Triumph on CNN
America's Newsroom February 18, 2013 Maritime lawyer Michael Winkleman interviewed on Carnival Triumph "Cruise from Hell"
Justice With Judge Jeanine February 16, 2013 Maritime lawyer Michael Winkleman interviewed on the Carnival Triumph situation
Fox & Friends February 15, 2013 Maritime Lawyer Michael Winkleman interviewed on the Carnival Triumph situation
America Live February 15, 2013 Cruise ship lawyer Winkleman discusses the Carnival Triumph
The O'Reilly Factor February 15, 2013 Attorney Winkleman interviewed about Carnival's "Cruise from Hell"
If you were a passenger or crewmember aboard the Carnival Triumph, please contact our firm to discuss your rights. We will work diligently to protect your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 1- 877-233-1238 to schedule an immediate confidential consultation.