Passengers file class action lawsuit against Carnival Cruise Lines, Carnival Triumph


Due to the fervor surrounding the engine fire and resulting miserable conditions aboard the Carnival Triumph, passengers and their cruise injury attorneys in Florida have deemed it worthwhile to follow through on the filing of a class action lawsuit against Carnival Cruise Lines.

According to a CNN report

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Carnival Corporation surrounding the events that crippled the cruise ship Triumph in the Gulf of Mexico.

Filing on behalf of other passengers, Matt and Melissa Crusan of Oklahoma alleged in their lawsuit that “Carnival knew or should have known that the vessel Triumph was likely to experience mechanical and/or engine issues because of prior similar issues,” the court filing said.

The lawsuit alleged that conditions on the ship “created a severe risk of injury, illness and/or disease.”

The case was filed this week in U.S. District Court in the southern district of Florida.

Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen said: “We are unable to comment on pending litigation.”

If you were a passenger on the Carnival Triumph and are uncertain about your rights as a passenger or whether you should join a class action lawsuit against Carnival, you should speak with an attorney.

The attorneys at Waks and Barnett have over 25 years of cruise industry experience. We would be happy to talk to you about your rights and the options you should consider before filing a lawsuit against Carnival.
Please contact us at 800-905-2891.