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First Carnival Triumph Lawsuit Filed in Miami

The Carnival Cruise Ship accident left vacationers stranded for days after an engine fire caused the ship to stop its course and turn into a Mexican port where men and women were removed from the ship and flown back to their homes. During the few days that passengers remained on the stranded ship, the power went out. The ship was relying on generators to produce enough electricity to keep the lights on and the fridges operating as this could eventually spark a serious danger and the food on the ship could spoil. While passengers arrived back in their home towns in relatively safe condition, some dissatisfied customers on the boat have decided to challenge the cruise ship company.

All lawsuits for Carnival Triumph passengers must be filed in Miami. The first person to file this lawsuit is a Texan named Cassie Terry. She sued the cruise ship from a Miami federal court and is seeking unspecified damages because she believed that she might have suffered a serious injury or illness because of the raw sewage on the ship and the spoiled food. Maritime lawyers say that they are willing to pursue cases regarding this Carnival cruise ship accident, but they didn’t know how many plaintiffs will be able to prove their cases.

This is because many filers will need to reveal and prove an injury or illness in order to successfully win a case. In this situation, the lawsuit may not be successful unless Terry can show that she has suffered undue harm because of the cruise ship and the crew. If you have been injured in a cruise ship accident, then you need to contact a maritime injury lawyer to assist you. With the right attorney on your side, you can seek compensation for any wrongs done to you and petition for the money that you deserve. Contact an attorney at Arnold & Itkin to discuss your case today!

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