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Tragically, the Costa Concordia cruise ship accident forced the issue of maritime law into the worldwide spotlight in early 2012. When the cruise ship ran aground off the coast of the Italian island of Giglio, killing at least 16 of the more than 4,200 passengers aboard and injuring hundreds more, people were confronted with horrifying images and news stories regarding the rights of passengers and the responsibilities of cruise ship companies. In the chaos surrounding the shipwreck, more questions seem to have been raised about maritime law than answers provided.
Fortunately, New York personal injury attorney Mitchell Proner has the expertise, experience, and legal skill to guide victims of cruise ship accidents through the often confusing legal system in their time of greatest need. In the aftermath of the Costa Concordia tragedy, he joined forces with the Italian consumer association Codacons and another US law firm to file a class-action lawsuit against Costa Cruise Lines, the operator of the Costa Concordia. His level-headed legal counsel and undying commitment to protecting the rights of injury victims and their families have shone brightly during this dark period in nautical history.
If you have been injured, or suffered the wrongful death of a member of your family, in the Costa Concordia or any other cruise ship accident, the law firm of Proner & Proner in New York City, NY can help. Please contact our personal injury attorneys for an evaluation of your potential claim, or for further information about the class-action lawsuit against the owners and operators of the Costa Concordia, today.
As a passenger on a commercial cruise ship, you naturally expect that your safety will be guarded by the latest technology and the most highly trained and prepared captain and crew possible. The Costa Concordia shipwreck is a tragic example of an accident that should have been easily avoided in 2012. Despite the claims of Costa Cruise Lines that the accident was solely the fault of a negligent captain, Francesco Schettino, complex questions have been raised as to how a ship could possibly run aground in the age of radar technology, electronic course setting, and other advanced measures to ensure the safety of a ship’s occupants.
Attorney Mitchell Proner is at the heart of the investigations into the horrific incident, leading the charge against any and all parties who share blame for the serious injuries and deaths that occurred. These parties may include not only the ship’s captain and crew, but also the ship’s operator, Costa Cruise Lines, and its parent company, Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines.
Please check this website often for important updates regarding the Costa Concordia class-action lawsuit being filed by Proner & Proner, in conjunction with Codacons and another American law firm. If you were involved in the accident, whether personally or through the loss of a member of your family, it is very important that you protect your legal rights by contacting Proner & Proner immediately.
If your life has been devastated by the Costa Concordia disaster or any other cruise ship or maritime accident, please contact Proner & Proner today. Our New York cruise ship accident lawyers can provide you with the compassionate, skilled counsel you need and will fight for the full measure of compensation that you deserve.
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Mitchell Proner spoke in support of NYC motorcycle riders and called on NY lawmakers and police not to overreact to a highly publicized road rage incident or to let that incident cast all motorcyclists in a bad light.
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