How to join the proposed Class Action against Royal Caribbean regarding the Anthem of the Seas Hurricane incident
If you and/or your family were aboard the Anthem of the Seas on or about February 7, 2016, you may be entitled to compensation. The law firm of Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. has filed a Class Action lawsuit against Royal Caribbean. In order to join the proposed class action, you must contact our law firm. Upon receipt of this contact, we will send you the appropriate documentation.
The cruise ship lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. have helped thousands of harmed travelers seek justice from cruise lines and other parties who may be responsible for their injuries.
Were You Aboard the Anthem of the Seas During the Recent Hurricane Incident On or About February 7, 2016? Let Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. Help
In general, cruise lines owe a duty to their passengers to use reasonable care and maintain their safety. When cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean and others fail to fulfill their duties in this regard, those harmed may be entitled to compensation for the injuries resulting from that failure.
With regard to incident noted above, the Anthem of the Seas set sail despite the fact that several weather warnings had been issued prior to sailing — all of which noted the impending severe weather conditions. In fact, the National Weather Service’s own Ocean Prediction Center had sent out an alert four days prior to the ship setting sail, noting the probability of strong storms.
Still, instead of delaying or altering the route of the trip, the ship was sailed directly into hurricane-force winds. In so doing, Royal Caribbean subjected all of the passengers onboard that vessel to hours of sheer terror and fear for their safety and the safety of their families.
Maritime attorney Michael Winkleman with Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. in Florida filed the proposed class action suit on February 25, 2016 on behalf of New Jersey resident Frank DeLuca and all other similarly-situated passengers. In a news conference held that same day, Winkleman stated that the cruise line “knowingly and intentionally sailed into what was essentially a hurricane.”
Mr. Winkleman has been featured on the following newscasts discussing this important case:
Recent news on the Anthem of the Seas:
- Sun Sentinel – Passenger Sues Royal Caribbean over Anthem of the Seas Storm
- ABC Local 10 – Miami Attorney Files Lawsuit After Cruise Ship Battered by Storm
- Reuters – Royal Caribbean Faces Two Lawsuits over Storm-Battered Cruise Ship
- World Maritime News – Winkleman: Cruise Industry Does All It Can to Save Money
- Examiner – Anthem of the Seas a Cursed Cruise Ship: ‘Sheer Terror’ Stuns in Lawsuit Details
Along with compensation for the class, our firm is seeking to obtain punitive damages from Royal Caribbean. These are damages that are designed to punish the cruise line for their actions. Roughly 250 passengers have already contacted us with regard to this incident. If you were a passenger or crew member aboard Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, you are encouraged to contact our firm to discuss your rights under the law. Our attorneys are here to help you obtain the just compensation to which you may be entitled. To schedule a consultation today, call us at 1-877-233-1238.