The Carnival Triumph cruise ship fire has rocked the nation – and the world – after passengers were forced to endure five long days at sea without any power, sufficient working toilets or adequate food provisions.
According to several passenger stories, there was no light onboard the vessel, which led many guests to sleep on mattresses across the vessel’s hallways or up on deck.
The conditions passengers – and crewmembers – had to suffer through were horrendous, but our firm offers an innovative Smartphone application that could have aided everyone onboard during the long tow back to land.
Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. released the “Cruise Ship Lawyer” app back in September with the goal of helping victims onboard cruise vessels who have been involved in an accident or injury.
Available for both iPhone and Android users, the app comes fully equipped with convenient, easy to use features that can provide assistance to victims following a slip and fall, assault, or in the Carnival Triumph case, a cruise ship fire.
Because the fire knocked out the electricity onboard, victims were left in the dark, creating the perfect breeding grounds for accidents to occur. One of the many features Cruise Ship Lawyer provides is a features a built-in flashlight, which can be used during emergency situations like the Triumph fire.
Additionally, the app allows users to record data regarding the accident, submit a free case evaluation form with Lipcon’s cruise ship accident lawyers, track injury-related expenses and even lets users communicate with our firm through a built-in Wi-Fi and Skype feature while they are out at sea, so we can get a head start on the case.
Cruise Ship Lawyer is free of charge and can help reduce the number of accidents onboard a vessel or help protect victims after an incident has already occurred.
There are many times in which accidents onboard vessels are the result of someone’s negligence or wrongdoing. While the exact cause of the Triumph cruise ship fire has yet to be determined, with over 100 years of experience in cruise ship litigation, our attorneys explain that the majority of fires that erupt onboard vessels are due to mechanical failure or crewmember negligence.
Negligence in providing safe conditions aboard any cruise line is grounds for a victim to seek legal help with a cruise ship accident attorney. Our firm has represented thousands of passengers and crewmembers who have suffered accidents and injuries onboard a vessel at sea and in port due to negligence of a cruise ship operator. We work diligently to protect victims’ rights and fight for the compensation they deserve for their pain and suffering, including medical expense coverage, money damages and lost wages.
If you or someone you love was involved in the Triumph cruise ship accident or any other incident onboard a vessel, contact our Carnival Triumph lawyers today to discuss your options in filing a case.