Transcript - Boat Injuries
According to the United States Coast Guard, drowning is the leading cause of death in all boating accidents. Excessive speed, operator inattention, machinery failure, and alcohol use round out the top reasons over 700 people die each year in boating accidents. If life jacket use had been enforced and boaters been more attentive most, if not all, of these deaths could have been prevented. In addition, cruise line ships have been making headlines in recent years. The popular Carnival Cruise Lines put passengers through extreme distress when two of their ships experienced machinery failure, leaving thousands stranded for days without power, air-conditioning or a working septic system. In 2012 the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia grounded after it's Captain deviated from the computer programmed route in order to salute local islanders. This disaster resulted in 32 deaths and numerous injuries. One of the most common problems on cruise ships is gastrointestinal outbreaks. According to data from the CDC every year an average of 19 ships will experience gastrointestinal outbreaks such as norovirus, e-coli or salmonella. The most recent...a Royal Caribbean International cruise shift left over 600 people extremely ill. The number of outbreaks are not decreasing. In fact, the last outbreak was the largest recorded in two decades. Our goal at Moll Law Group is to reduce the gastrointestinal outbreaks on cruise ships and prevent boating accidents by promoting stricter safety standards to decrease injuries and save lives. If you have a case and would like a prompt and confidential evaluation, please complete and submit our free consultation form. For free consumer safety information and case updates, visit us at legalnewsnetwork.com.