Carnival Triumph Accident Offer of $500 is Unacceptable
In the days following the disastrous Carnival Triumph cruise, stories of overflowing sewage, inadequate security, long lines for food, and passengers sleeping on the decks are now all too frequent. As the powerless Carnival Triumph drifted for days, the 3,143 passengers and 1,086 crewmembers were stranded without hot water, working toilets and limited to no electricity. According to Carnival Cruise Lines, all guests will receive a full refund of the cruise and transportation costs, a future cruise credit, reimbursement of some ship purchases and further compensation of $500 per person. Miami Cruise Accident Attorney Craig Dell said, “This offer is an insult to the intelligence of the passengers and crewmembers of the Carnival Triumph.”
Carnival Cruise Lines owns the Carnival Triumph, and the company is incorporated in Panama. Their headquarters are based in Miami, but the ships fly under the Bahamian flag.
“This sort of complex entity formation is nothing unusual in the cruise line industry and, for years, Dell & Schaefer has been crafting creative, outside-the-box approaches to getting around the layers of protection implemented by the popular cruise lines,” said attorney Dennis Schaefer. “The disaster which occurred on Carnival Triumph will be no different. We will do whatever it takes to get justice for the victims of the Carnival Triumph debacle.”
Carnival Will Argue That the Passenger Ticket Limits Damage Claims That Have No Physical Injury
Dell added: “The ticket has seven pages of print that requires a magnifying glass to go through. You have to get to paragraph 11 to learn about liability where it basically says that if you have physical injury or you were in a situation with the possibility of physical injury, then you have a claim; otherwise go fish.
The main question is how will the courts determine physical injury, and that is where Dell & Schaefer’s 33 years of experience will come in to battle against Carnival.
Carnival Cruise Lines failed to place a seaworthy vessel in the stream of commerce causing multiple passengers to suffer physical and emotional harm including loss of enjoyment of life, nervousness and anxiety,” Schaefer said.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer have a team of lawyers and staff ready to assist passengers that were victims of the horrible events that took place at sea. The firm never charges any fees or costs unless they recover damages. The firm can be reached at any time by calling (954) 620-8300.