Cruise Ship Law, Maritime Matter of the Week

Lawyers for Cruise Ship Coronavirus Lawsuits

Michael A. Winkleman

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Michael A. Winkleman is one of the nation’s top maritime lawyers. An active trial and appellate attorney, Mr. Winkleman is also a frequent contributing expert on maritime and cruise ship law. He has made more than 100 national television appearances regarding cruise ship law.

Passengers and Crewmembers Diagnosed With Coronavirus on Cruise Ships May Be Entitled to Financial Compensation

As concerns about the spread of the coronavirus continue to escalate in the news and on social media, numerous cruise ship passengers and crewmembers are facing the life-altering and potentially life-threatening consequences of contracting the virus. Whether you were a passenger or a crew member who has been diagnosed, we strongly encourage you to speak with a coronavirus cruise ship lawyer about your legal rights as soon as possible.

Coronavirus Cruise Ship Lawyer Featured on CNN and in the Washington Post

As of early February, the number of coronavirus infections on cruise ships has exceeded the total for any country except China. While the total number of confirmed coronavirus infections on cruise ships is still fairly low, this fact does nothing to ease the concerns of those who have already been diagnosed (or who remain at risk for exposure).

Recently, attorney Michael Winkleman was featured on CNN Headline News (HLN) and in the Washington Post discussing the risks for cruise ship passengers and crew. As he told the Washington Post:

“I’ve been contacted by crew members who are absolutely terrified of being stuck on that ship [referring to the Diamond Princess] . . . [i]n particular folks that are in the bar department that are having to clean the dirty dishware from the food that’s being delivered to the cabins.”

Early data from the Centers for Disease Control indicates that the coronavirus was likely negligently spread throughout the cruise ship by food service workers on the ship.

What Should You Do if You or a Loved One has Been Diagnosed with Coronavirus Onboard a Cruise Ship?

If you or a member of your family has been diagnosed with coronavirus onboard a cruise ship or following a cruise to China, you should speak with an attorney promptly. You may be entitled to significant compensation, and our firm has already been contacted by several individuals and families with regard to filing claims against Princess Cruises (which owns the Diamond Princess) and other cruise lines. As a maritime law firm, much of our practice is devoted to handling lawsuits against cruise lines, and we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in financial compensation for our clients’ losses.

To find out if you are entitled to financial compensation, simply contact us to arrange a free initial consultation. Our attorneys can speak with you anywhere in the world. We are happy to answer your questions, explain your legal rights and help you decide if you should file a lawsuit to recover just compensation. For more information, we also encourage you to read:

Request a Free Consultation With a Coronavirus Lawyer About Your Related Cruise Ship Claim

Have you or a member of your family been diagnosed with coronavirus? If so, our lawyers can help you recover just compensation. To speak with a coronavirus lawyer about filing a related cruise ship lawsuit, call LMAW, P.A. (877)233-1238 or tell us how we can reach you online now. You pay nothing unless we win.

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