A personal injury lawyer can help you file a cruise ship lawsuit for coronavirus negligence. If your dream vacation turned into a nightmare and you were placed at unnecessary risk for this potentially deadly virus, we can help you. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical costs, your missed time from work, and your pain and suffering. If you lost a close loved one due to their exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19), you may be entitled to a wrongful death claim and lawsuit.
COVID-19 and the Cruise Ship Industry
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took the unusual step of issuing a No-Sail Order for the cruise ship industry. The CDC issued the original order on March 14, 2020 and extended it in April 2020.
The CDC lists the following reasons as to why cruise ships are ideal settings for outbreaks of infectious diseases like that of COVID-19:
- Cruise ships contain closed environments.
- Cruise ships involve contact between travelers from different countries.
- Cruise ships often transfer crew between ships.
Government officials warn that the virus is especially dangerous due to its ability to spread rapidly. Whether your exposure happened during a trip to the buffet or during a group activity, the cruise ship had a responsibility early on to adhere to federal guidelines.
As more information emerges about COVID-19, the reality of the significant health risk cruise ship passengers faced sets in. From notifying passengers and properly screening them, to safe disembarking and transport from the ship, cruise lines had a responsibility to protect passengers from exposure to COVID-19.
Some people save for months or even years to take their dream cruise. Basic travelers’ insurance may not cover issues such as fear of contracting a disease, meaning that unless the cruise line offers a refund, you may lose your hard-earned vacation money.
The CDC reports that while COVID-19 is very contagious, simple measures such as wearing masks, washing your hands, and checking temperatures are helpful in preventing the spread. If your cruise line failed to take immediate action to protect you and others, consult with a member of our team today.
A Lawyer May Be Able to Help You with Your Cruise Ship Coronavirus Case
If you believe your cruise line failed to safeguard passengers against the spread of the virus, you may want to contact a law firm with experience suing cruise lines.
While you could handle your case without legal help, you would need to manage the entire process alone. This can seem almost impossible after fighting COVID-19 or taking care of a sick family member. A lawyer can help you file a cruise ship lawsuit for coronavirus negligence. They will fight for your right for compensation from the cruise line that placed you in harm’s way.
If you believe your recent cruise placed you at unnecessary risk for COVID-19, take action. This dangerous virus can be concerning to many and any industry that places consumers at risk for COVID-19 must be held accountable for their negligence.
When you board a cruise ship, you expect the captain and crew to protect you from harm. If you experienced a lack of information and a lack of safety, due to the cruise line’s refusal to follow protocol as recommended by the federal government, contact a personal injury law firm with experience handling cruise ship disease cases.
New information about the COVID-19 pandemic emerges every day. There are measures in place to help prevent the spread of the virus. When an industry like that of cruise lines fails to ensure passenger safety and does not implement basic procedures, they are possibly liable for your damages.
Do not accept a settlement offer from the cruise line or their insurance company without legal representation. Should you accept their offer, you may lose your right to recover compensation later if your medical condition worsens.
Give Us a Call Today for Help with Your Coronavirus Cruise Line Negligence Case
You have nothing to lose by contacting the team at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers for a free case evaluation. You also owe us nothing upfront—we only collect our fee if we win your case. If your case does not succeed, you owe us no attorney’s fees. There is no risk when working with us.
Your time for filing a lawsuit is limited by the statute of limitations. Once the deadline passes for filing your case, you may lose your chance for pursuing compensation forever.
Do not wait—call us now to learn more about how we may be able to help you secure compensation from the cruise line. We have already filed legal action on behalf of dozens of clients affected by coronavirus and want to help you, too. Give us a call today to see how we can help you at (855) 529-0269.