Our firm has filed a class action lawsuit against Viking Cruises regarding the ill-fated Viking Sky incident, where the cruise ship was left stranded off the coast of Norway and hundreds of passengers had to be evacuated by helicopter.
If you were a passenger aboard Viking Sky (owned and operated by Viking Cruises) when the decision was made to sail the cruise ship into the path of Bomb Cyclone, then you may be entitled to significant damages as compensation for any injuries that you suffered as a result of the cruise line’s negligence.
It’s important that you consult a skilled Viking Sky class action lawyer (in a timely manner) for guidance on how to proceed. Here at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A., our attorneys are standing by to provide comprehensive legal assistance so that you can pursue your claims in accordance with applicable maritime law. We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to learn more.
What Happened to Viking Sky?
On March 21, 2019, Viking Sky left for its intended voyage despite the fact that numerous weather forecasting agencies had warned of extremely severe winds (Storm 10 gale force capabilities) in its path — named “Bomb Cyclone.” Other ships were already taking steps to avoid the storm, with reports indicating that several ferries in Norway had delayed their departure.
Still, Viking Sky continued without interruption.
When Viking Sky encountered Bomb Cyclone, the cruise ship was battered by Storm 10 gale force winds and 30+ foot waves, causing the engines to fail entirely and the ship to drift towards jagged reefs dotting the Norwegian coastline. In fact, the storm encountered by Viking Sky was so severe that the ship listed onto its side at a nearly-45-degree angle, causing passengers to sustain serious injuries while being thrown about their cabins.
Passengers were given no advisories or warnings of the impending danger.
Our team is currently litigating a class action lawsuit in relation to the Viking Sky incident. In the class action complaint, we clearly lay out our argument: that the cyclone Viking Sky encountered was forecasted well in advance of the cruise ship journey, and that despite warnings, the ship continued into the path of Bomb Cyclone, exposing the passengers to substantial risk of harm.
Cruise lines are notoriously difficult to oppose in litigation, as they are large, multinational entities who have the resources to defend themselves aggressively (and are incentivized to fight claims so as to discourage others from coming forward). As such, it’s critical that you work with a team of attorneys that has built a reputation for capable, aggressive representation in the field of maritime law.
Here at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A., we have a long and consistent history of success in maritime litigation, particularly in complex, class-action disputes against cruise industry giants. Since 1971, we have helped clients recover over $300 million in damages through favorable verdicts and settlements.
We are well-positioned to litigate class action lawsuits. Our founder, Charles R. Lipcon handled the first class action filed in Admiralty, and recently we have filed class action lawsuits against cruise lines that involve:
- Royal Caribbean
- Carnival Triumph
- Anthem of the Seas
- Costa Concordia
- Viking Sky
We have also been recognized by both regional and national organizations for our successes in maritime litigation — US News and World Report has named as a top national law firm in maritime law, and we have been named to Best Law Firms (for cruise ship passenger injuries) four years in a row, along with a record four of our lawyers having been individually named to Best Lawyers.
Our reputation as capable litigators allows us to stand toe-to-toe with cruise lines and secure a satisfactory result.
Ready to move forward with a Viking Sky class action lawsuit? We can help you join in on the class action lawsuit that we are currently litigating. Call us at 877-233-1238 or send us a message online to schedule an immediate consultation. We look forward to assisting you.