Philadelphia Cruise Ship Lawsuit Attorneys
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Cruises are exciting excursions that allow people to relax poolside, make connections, and embark on new adventures all in one place. However, having hundreds of people in such close proximity and in the middle of the ocean creates unique and sometimes dangerous conditions. Illnesses and accidents can occur if not enough precautions are taken—in such cases, the fault generally lies with the cruise ship company. If you have contracted a serious illness, including the coronavirus, or have suffered an injury that was directly or indirectly caused by the cruise ship staff’s negligence, you may be able to file a lawsuit. Our team of Philadelphia cruise ship lawsuit attorneys at Kwartler Manus, LLC have the experience and dedication required to help you stand up against even the biggest cruise liner companies.
When we fight, we win. Contact us today to learn more about how we can take on cruise ship companies on your behalf.
COVID-19 & Cruise Ships
Most cruise ship lawsuits involve an illness. If you were the only person on the ship who got ill, it is tough to make a case; in the instance of a massive outbreak, however, it is much simpler to prove that the cruise ship was to blame.
COVID-19, the novel coronavirus currently classified as a global pandemic, has already wreaked havoc on several cruise ships, and the virus was only discovered last December. Lawsuits have started coming in against cruise ship companies for the irresponsible way they handled the spread of the disease on board.
If you get sick on a cruise ship, pay attention to signs there may be a problem like:
- How many other people on board are sick
- If any passengers are quarantined
- If the ship’s hospital is at or over max capacity
- Whether the crew makes any health announcements or warnings
- Whether the crew seems to be taking additional precautions against illness
- Whether the ship deviates from its original itinerary
If you feel as though the crew of a cruise ship failed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus while you were on board, you can join a current lawsuit—such as those against the owner of the Diamond Princess and the Grand Princess—or file your own.
Common Accidents on Cruise Ships
The spread of the coronavirus on cruise ships is currently a widespread issue; however, accidents have always occurred on luxury liners.
Other reasons a plaintiff may file a lawsuit against a cruise ship include:
- Illness from contaminated food or other unsanitary condition, such as norovirus or food poisoning
- Legionnaires’ Disease, which is caused by a bacterium which is common in settings like cruise ships
- Medical malpractice
- Passenger falling overboard or disappearing
- Physical or sexual assault by a crew member or passenger
- Slip and fall accidents
- Swimming pool and waterslide injuries
How Kwartler Manus, LLC Can Help
There are three cruise ship terminals near Philadelphia in Baltimore, Cape Liberty, and New York. Thousands of people travel from our city to these ports and back every year.
Cruise lines with ports near Philadelphia include:
- Carnival Cruise Line
- Celebrity Cruises
- Norwegian Cruise Line
- Royal Caribbean International
If you have suffered an injury or illness, including the coronavirus, while aboard one of these or another company’s cruise ship, contact a Philadelphia cruise ship lawsuit attorney. You should do so as soon as possible, as cruise ship cases generally have a short and strict statute of limitations.
An attorney can help you stand up to the resources of a massive cruise line company and their legal team. The experienced trial and mass tort attorneys at Kwartler Manus, LLC have years of experience taking on large companies like JUUL and Zantac. No opponent is too big for us to tackle—our tenacious and aggressive attorneys have your back no matter what.
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