On what turned out to be a nightmarish Friday the 13th, over 3,000 cruise ship passengers, and more than 1,000 cruise ship employees escaped from the sinking Costa Cruise Lines ship “Costa Concordia” on January 13, 2012, off the coast of the Italian island of Giglio. The cruise ship had been three hours at sea when it ran aground.
Many of the passengers who escaped did so into the dark sea. Life boats were limited due to the vessel listing onto its side-preventing the launching of life boats that left passengers having to fend for themselves-to jump into the sea.
Grossman Attorneys at Law sends its prayers to all of the survivors and its condolences to the families of those lost by this preventable tragedy.
Maritime law provides that claims and lawsuits against the parent company of Costa Cruises, Carnival Corporation & PLC, must be brought pursuant to the passenger cruise ticket. Since Carnival Corporation’s headquarters is in Miami, Florida Grossman Attorneys at Law are especially well suited to assist the passengers and families of lost loved ones to bring suit in the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida.
The firm’s principal is quite familiar with the procedures and the nuances of the federal maritime law, and especially the Athens Convention’s limitation on the damages that will be asserted by Carnival Corporation.
Our firm provides assistance as local counsel to foreign lawyers on behalf of their passenger clients, as well as direct representation of the passengers and families of lost loved ones. Please visit Grossman Attorneys at Law for more information concerning the firm, our experience in cruise ship claims and call Howard S. Grossman at 1-800-940-8048.
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