Cruise Ship Fire Injury Lawyers

Between 1990 and 2011, nearly 80 cruise ship fires reportedly occurred in the United States. Despite this, passengers boarding cruise ships rarely imagine being at risk of injury while out on the open water. If a fire occurs, passengers onboard a ship have few places to seek safety. Being injured in a fire can bring about unwanted medical costs, loss of wages (in the case of prolonged recovery), and psychological damages. However, in many instances, victims of these fires may be eligible for compensation. to help cover their injuries.

During recovery, victims do not have to face the legal process alone. Louis A. Vucci P.A. understands that the time following a fire injury can be physically and financially trying for victims, and we work diligently to provide the representation that cruise ship injury victims deserve.

Causes of Onboard Fires

While fires are not highly anticipated on most cruise excursions, several conditions can lead to a fire. The following are some common causes:

  • Fuel leaks in the engine room
  • Electric shorts caused by poor maintenance on switchboards and breakers

While, statistically, cruise ship fires are not likely to occur on any given excursion, fires on cruise ships occur more than many passengers would like to think. If a fire has injured you, you may be eligible to collect compensation from the responsible party.

Speak with a Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer

Cruise ship passengers expect safety and relaxation upon boarding a ship. When this expectation is met with the reality of a cruise ship fire, passengers can undergo physical injuries and psychological difficulties. If you or a loved one has been injured in a fire, Louis A. Vucci P.A. has the legal skills to help you pursue appropriate compensation. Call our offices today at (786) 375-0344 and learn more about what our experienced team is ready to do for you.