Houston Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer

January 16, 2012 @ 03:39 PM -- by

As a Houston cruise ship accident lawyer, I represent passengers and crewmembers who are injured due to negligence. Just recently, a major cruise ship accident occurred off the coast of Italy. The owners of the Costa Concordia, a $450,000,000 cruise ship which ran aground and partially sank near Giglio, a small island about 18 miles off the Tuscan Coast of Italy, and killing at least six people, has said that human error by its commander caused the mishap. The Costa Concordia is 5 years old and cost $570,000,000 to build. The ship has state-of-the-art navigation equipment. The ship apparently struck a rock and rolled over on its side in shallow water on January 16, 2012. There were over 3,000 passengers, 120 of which were American, and over 1,000 crewmembers aboard.