First Lawsuit Filed In Carnival Cruise Ship Disaster
We all knew it was just a matter of time. The first of what will surely be many lawsuits arising from the Carnival Cruise ship “Triumph” disaster has been filed in Miami with passenger Cassie Terry calling her experience “a floating hell”.
According to ABC News the filing is the result of the following conditions.
Terry is suing for breach of maritime contract, negligence, negligent misrepresentation and fraud as a result of the “unseaworthy, unsafe, unsanitary, and generally despicable conditions” on the crippled cruise ship.
Pretty cut and dried you say? Not so fast.
Attorney John Hickey said that whether passengers can recover monetary compensation will depend on maritime law and the 15-pages of legal “gobbledygook,” as Hickey described it, that passengers signed before boarding, but “nobody really agrees to.”
In other words, always read the fine print. The devil is always in the details.