Keller Rohrback L.L.P. announces investigation of the Costa Concordia cruise disaster
Keller Rohrback L.L.P. is investigating the Costa Concordia cruise disaster on behalf of victims of the cruise shipwreck.
The Costa Concordia, a 950-foot luxury cruise liner operated by Costa Cruise Lines, a subsidiary of Carnival Cruise Lines, began sinking when the ship ran aground near Giglio Island off the coast of Italy on January 13, 2012. The ship was carrying at least 4,229 passengers from 60 countries. The Concordia was en route from Civitavecchia to Savona, Italy when the shipwreck occurred. The vessel struck a rock at night, tearing a 150-foot gash in the cruise ship’s side and bottom. Several people lost their lives and others were severely injured as a result of this accident.
Reports in the media point to significant errors on the part of the cruise line, including but not limited to failing to have in place and to implement effective safety procedures. The captain of the Costa Concordia is under house arrest on preliminary charges of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck, and abandoning the ship before all passengers and crew members were safe.
According to Lynn Sarko, attorney for U.S. passengers on the Costa Concordia, “It is shocking that a cruise ship disaster of Titanic proportions could happen today. The Costa Concordia is every traveler’s worst nightmare come true.” Mr. Sarko continues, “The utter lack of disaster preparedness and accountability on board the ship and in the aftermath of the disaster are unforgivable. Carnival and Costa Cruise Lines must be held accountable.”
If you or someone you know was a passenger on the Costa Concordia or you would like more information regarding our investigation, please contact paralegal Maggie Norton or attorneys Gretchen Cappio or Lynn Sarko at (800) 776-6044 or via email at [email protected]
Keller Rohrback, with offices in Seattle, Phoenix, New York and Santa Barbara, has successfully provided class action representation for over a decade. Its litigators have obtained judgments and settlements on behalf of clients in excess of seven billion dollars.