Cruising should be the most exhilarating water-based adventure you have ever experienced but that’s not always the case. Although many cruise lines have tried to improve its ships and attract different demographics, they are not always the safe cocoons we wish them to be. There are people like Karl M. Broberg still grieving the death of their loved ones injured in a cruise accident.
It hasn’t been easy for Broberg, whose wife fell overboard from a cruise ship about a year ago. Karl came to his senses and decided file a federal lawsuit against Carnival Cruise Lines. While it’s true no amount of money can bring back a loved one, it’s also true that children and family can benefit from this monetary compensation during the time of grieving. Also, the guilty parties should be held responsible for creating an unsafe environment.
Many large cruise ships leave Miami every week. Nobody expects to experience an accident during such an amusing time but it’s good to be prepared and have the contact info of a Miami cruise ship injury lawyer just in case the unexpected happens. Life has a peculiar way of surprising us.
Samantha, a mother to four children, was reported missing in the Carnival Liberty back in 2016. The Coast Guard conducted a 20-hour search but nothing was found. Surprisingly, the trip was not suspended after she disappeared but rather continue as usual and returned on the scheduled day. Apparently, the ship was not equipped to alert when she fell off the rail. If the automatic man overboard system had been in place to alert about the accident chances are she could have been saved.
Almost a year after, Samantha’s husband has filed a federal lawsuit against Carnival Cruise Lines requesting compensation for the surviving family, including her four children. Apparently, the ship had numerous surveillance cameras that captured her fall. However, these devices didn’t alert crew members about the accident. The suit alleges that the search started only after a friend had reported her missing. About 15 hours had passed before they actually started looking for her. There are other allegations such as serving too many alcoholic beverages, not being escorted to the cabin, and the way deck furniture was arranged. Also, Karl says there was not good communication between him and officials after he learned about her disappearance. It’s a tragic incident that has caused much suffering to her husband and children, which entitles them to compensation.
Cruise ship laws are a bit different from the rest of personal injury laws. You need an experienced Miami cruise ship injury lawyer who understands these laws to help you solve your case. After we have carefully analyzed the circumstances of your accident we will be able to determine if you have a case. Contact us today and schedule your initial consultation with one of our talented attorneys.