New York, NY, July 27, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- Parker & Waichman, LLP (www.yourlawyer.com) announced that it has been retained by five passengers on the Crown Princess cruise ship who were injured after the vessel listed between 15 and 38 degrees to the right. On July 18 the ship departed from Canaveral, Florida for New York on the final leg of a nine-day Caribbean voyage. Parker & Waichman, LLP intends to file the required notice of claim to Carnival Corp., the owner of the Crown Princess, on behalf of these injured victims on July 21. The firm intends file suit against Carnival Corp. and the relevant component manufacturers, including the manufacturers of the ship’s autopilot and steering systems, by the end of July 2006.
Parker & Waichman, LLP is currently investigating additional claims from passengers and crew members. Passengers can request a free lawsuit case consultation at http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/cruise_ship_injuries
. Injured crew members can request a free lawsuit case consultation by visiting http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/cruise_ship_injuries or http://www.maritimelegalhelp.com
The ship, which weighs approximately 113,000 tons, had more than 3,100 passengers and 1,200 crew members aboard when the incident occurred. While the actual cause of the problem, Crown Princess said yesterday that the incident was a result of human error. Similar incidents have happened in the past. The ship has since departed for Brooklyn, New York, with investigators from the U.S. Coast Guard and NTSB aboard. Carnival currently intends to put the ship back into service this Saturday, even if the investigation is not completed.
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