A Costa Concordia cruise liner suffered the worst possible of all scenarios last week. One of their ships had run aground, listed, then tipped onto its side causing injury and death to many of its passengers. When it couldn’t seem to get any worse, the life boats malfunctioned. Then it comes out that the Captain changed the direction of the ship as a favor to a passenger. This led to the vessel striking the rock that caused the damage.

            One wonder’s how this could happen in this day and age of modern technology. The modern cruise ship is outfitted with equipment specifically designed to prevent collisions with submerged or partially submerged objects. Additionally, there is always a crew member assigned as a look out. This accident was a complete failure on the part of the captain and crew. It was completely avoidable. This was pure and simple negligence of Costa has it caused the ultimate disaster and several people died and many more are listed as missing and presumed dead..  The fallout from this incident will be felt industry wide. Carnival, Costa’s parent company, will be called upon to explain how something like this could happen. They will pay in lost business, revenues and lawsuit damages. The reputation of the cruise line will be tarnished indefinitely. Most tragedies are avoidable; in this case it was senseless and unjustifiable as well.

            At Guenard and Bozarth we represent people that placed their trust in professionals and expected them to do the right thing.  For questions about accidents like this or one you may have been the victim of you can call our office at 888-809-1075 or visit us on the web at www.gblegal.com