Help for Coronavirus Cruise Ship Passengers
Posted on Thursday, April 16th, 2020 at 6:37 pm
Louis A. Vucci P.A. is here to help those who have been affected by the coronavirus while aboard a cruise ship. Many ships have spent weeks at sea, unable to dock, and as cases have proliferated onboard, many cruise ship passengers have become seriously ill or died as a result of the virus. We know that many passengers impacted by the coronavirus are struggling to understand their legal rights.
If you were affected by the coronavirus while aboard a cruise ship, you may be entitled to compensation. We are available to review your case and can help you decide if filing a lawsuit is right for you. You can rest assured that at Louis A. Vucci P.A., we are continuing to work hard on our cases while practicing social distancing to minimize the spread of the virus.
If you are a current client, please use email as your primary method of contacting us. If you are a prospective client who has been impacted by coronavirus on a cruise ship, please fill out this form so that we can set up a 100% free consultation either via phone or email.
What Is the Coronavirus?
Coronavirus is a viral infection that emerged in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Since then, it has spread across the world. As of April 14th, 2020, nearly 2 million people have tested positive, and over 120,000 have died, according to estimates by the World Health Organization.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus usually develop two to fourteen days after exposure to the virus. These symptoms are:
- Shortness of breath
More severe symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Chest pain/pressure
- Blue tint to lips/face
If you experience coronavirus symptoms, it’s important to contact your physician right away, and always call in advance before going to a medical facility.
Coronavirus on Cruise Ships
Coronavirus spreads very easily, and cruise ships have become viral hotbeds due to the large number of people in close proximity to each other. In February and March of 2020, dozens of cruise ships began to report suspected and confirmed cases of coronavirus among their passengers and crew. Many countries were hesitant to let these ships dock at their ports due to fear of the virus spreading, resulting in confusion and delayed responses.
Cruise ship company responses to the coronavirus raise many legal issues. While it is notoriously difficult to prevent the coronavirus from spreading, there are steps that cruise ship operators could have taken early on to diminish or prevent the spread of infection. Cruise ships have a duty to take reasonable steps to protect their passengers from harm. There is evidence that several cruise ship operators were slow to respond to outbreaks by continuing to sail during the outbreak and not implementing social distancing measures.
Contact A Coronavirus Cruise Ship Lawyer
At Louis A. Vucci P.A., we understand the impact that the coronavirus has had on cruise ship passengers who were aboard during coronavirus outbreaks. We are working tirelessly to continue to fight for our clients, and are exploring new and innovative ways to stay in contact with our clients during these difficult times.
As of April 12th, 2020, thousands of passengers remain stuck at sea aboard cruise ships. If you were or are currently aboard a cruise ship during the coronavirus pandemic, contact Louis A. Vucci P.A. today by filling out this form to set up a free consultation to talk about your options. You may be eligible for compensation.