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Fire emergency in Greece on Anek’s ferry΄El Venizelos’ – ΄ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΟΣ ΒΕΝΙΖΕΛΟΣ΄: ΜΙΑ ΑΚΟΜΗ ΠΥΡΚΑΓΙΑ ΞΕΣΠΑΣΕ ΣΕ ΟΧΗΜΑΤΑΓΩΓΟ ΠΛΟΙΟ ΤΩΝ ΑΝΕΚ LINES

In the night between August the 28th and the 29th 2018 the ship Eleftherios Venizelos, another ferry from Anek Lines, during its travel from Piraeus to Crete with 875 passengers and 141 crew on board, was hit by a serious fire in the garage area, so much that the Captain was forced to declare general emergency and abandonment of the ship.

The emergency operations were not easy and implied the intervent of two firefighting tug boats, ten tenders, 48 firefighters and two emergency teams, as the fire was very quickly expanding from the lower decks and heavy black smoke was inclosing the ship.

The dynamic of the new accident is similar to the disaster of the Norman Atlantic, which as this one, was operating under the flag of the Greek company ANEK: a vehicle parked on board caught fire so that from 12am the board started to send emergency signals to get help from the Coast Guard.

After we assisted dozens of passengers who suffered a devastating experience onboard of the Anek’s ferry Norman Atlantic in the nights of the 28/29 December 2014 where so many lost their life, an all others suffered for their personal safety and for the losses of their personal belongings and for which we already submitted to the Civil Court of Bari our law suit against Anek and Visemar (see our web page on such case: https://giustiziapernormanatlantic.wordpress.com/), we face another case with a fire that broke out in the car deck of a ferry.

The emergency operations on the Eleftherios Venizelos went on during all night and the ship was at the end escorted back into Piraeus and all the passengers were disambarked only during the morning of the 29 August.

Media sources report that the ship has had many problems operating so much that since 2014 it has a discontinuous use, with some short-term rentals (including one to the Greek government for the transportation of migrants from the islands) and sporadic income in service as a replace of other ships Anek stopped for repairs. This raises questions in relation to safety of the ship. These questions will be adressed by with a specific complaint we will file to authorities that have already opened an investigation to find out the causes of the fire and the reasons for the lack of containment of the flames in the garage by the drenching system, providing all the trial expert’s reports on Norman Atlantic about critical issues on fires in Ro/Ro ship’s garage open decks. Continua a leggere

Costa Concordia case and Norman Atlantic

Costa Concordia and punitive damages

Costa Concordia and punitive damages

As known, the ruling on appeal in criminal proceedings about the sinking of Costa Concordia ship, has recently upheld the conviction of captain Francesco Schettino to 16 years in prison. Our legal team has participated in this criminal trial since the beginning, representing, as “Giustizia per la Concordia” the interests of circa a hundred passengers and one of the victims, through a civil request  of compensation filed in the criminal case, running in the court of Grosseto in first degree, and in front of the Court of appeal of Florence then.

Our work, however, it was also and above focused towards establishing facts, detection of truth and identification of ALL responsibilities that, over those undeniable, objective and subjective, of the Captain, have prepared the ground to realize the tragedy, and in particular those of the shipping company because of the many failures, the crew unpreparedness, lack of immediate demand of tugboats and criminal management of the emergency, all widely linked to a consolidated savings policy by Costa Crociere, and more generally from all the shipping companies of big ships.

In the first degree instance, our clients, which – differently many others passengers, did not accept the company offer (€ 11.000,00, giving up any further claims and rights), obtained the conviction for a provisional compensation payment by Costa Cruises, variable between 30 thousand and 50 thousand euro for each passenger. In Appeal the payment due has been increased of about 15 thousand euro, raising the provisionals in a range from 45.000,00 to 65.000,00 euro for each passenger. Up to six times the original offer , as accepted by most passengers!

About punitive damages, the case will proceed in Supreme Court, as recently in our country, we faced many openings to this important side effect of a conviction, in presence of gross negligence.

We can not but emphasize that the compensation ruling on the Concordia case, and the positive results obtained in that criminal trial, can ad will reflect also directly on the Norman Atlantic case, as the winding parameters of the damage used by the courts, took into account the existence of psychological harm, in terms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), resulting from the participation of our clients to a traumatic experience that left indelible marks in their lives.

Knowing in detail the personal story lived on board of the Norman Atlantic by all of our clients that we assist in this other major naval disaster, we can state without a doubt, that their experience on board of the ferry on fire has been extremely stronger than the one lived aboard of the Concordia, both in terms of duration (up to two days) that of the physical and psychological intensity (exposure to extreme conditions, intoxication from fumes, no assistance on board etc.) and finally major financial losses in the event for the loss of all goods and personal effects, destruction of vehicles and transports etc.

It is worth noting that insurers of both vessels are in fact the same subjects, (P&I club, referring to a joint consortium of shipping companies), and then all damages paid in favor of the Concordia passengers are an objective parameter that must be taken into consideration both at the time of further negotiations in the case of Norman Atlantic, and also in the case of a winding-up on the outcome of the criminal trial, in course of establishment in Bari.

In NA criminal proceedings, the Public Prosecutor office of Bari is finalizing the unloading and disposal of all destroyed vehicles by the outside decks of the ship, and experts are concluding their investigations, aimed at identifying the causes of the fire, the propagation mode of management emergency.

So we trust that soon there will be an acceleration in both the criminal proceedings in the possible negotiations in the accident of Norman Atlantic, which remains one of the largest in recent years in the Mediterranean.

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Costa Concordia and punitive damages

Costa Concordia and punitive damages

Come noto la sentenza di appello nel processo penale sul naufragio della Costa Concordia ha recentemente confermato la condanna del comandante Francesco Schettino a 16 anni di reclusione. Il nostro team legale ha partecipato sia dall’inizio a questo processo, rappresentando gli interessi di un centinaio di passeggeri e di una delle vittime, attraverso la costituzione di parte civile e la richiesta di una liquidazione risarcitorio già in sede penale da parte del tribunale di Grosseto prima, e della Corte d’appello di Firenze poi.Il nostro lavoro, però, si è incentrato anche e sopratutto in direzione dell’accertamento dei fatti, dell’accertamento della verità e della individuazione di TUTTE le responsabilità che, oltre quelle innegabili, oggettive e soggettive, del Comandante, hanno preparato il terreno al realizzi della tragedia, ed in particolare quelle della compagnia di navigazione per via dei tanti malfunzionamenti, della impreparazione dell’equipaggio, della mancata richiesta immediata dei rimorchiatori e della criminale gestione della emergenza, il tutto diffusamente legato ad una consolidata politica di risparmio da parte di Costa Crociere, e più in generale delle compagnie di navigazione delle grandi navi.

In primo grado i nostri clienti, che non hanno accettato la offerta di pagamento della società di 11mila euro (accettando la quale in moltissimi altri passeggeri, invece, hanno purtroppo rinunciato ad ogni ulteriore pretesa e diritto) hanno ottenuto la condanna di Costa Crociere al pagamento di una provvisionale sui risarcimenti, variabile tra 30mila e 50 mila euro per ciascun passeggero. In Appello tutti i risarcimenti sono stati aumentati di circa 15 mila euro, portando le provvisionali dai 45mila a 65 mila euro per ciascun passeggero. Fino a sei volte la offerta originaria, accettata dalla maggior parte degli altri passeggeri!

Riguardo ai danni punitivi, proseguiamo in Cassazione, visto che nel nostro paese si sono avuti molti riconoscimenti di questa particolare forma di condanna in presenza di colpa grave, e che le Sezioni Unite sono state recentemente chiamate a pronunciarsi al riguardo.

 Al riguardo non possiamo non evidenziare che la sentenza sulla Concordia ed i positivi risultati ottenuti nel processo penale non può che riflettersi anche sul caso del Norman Atlantic, in quanto i parametri di liquidazione del danno da parte dei giudici, hanno tenuto conto sostanzialmente della sussistenza di un danno psicologico, in termini di disturbo da stress post traumatico (ptsd), derivante dalla partecipazione dei nostri clienti ad una esperienza traumatica che ha lasciato segni indelebili nella loro vita.

Conoscendo nel dettaglio la storia personale vissuta a bordo del Norman Atlantic da parte dei tanti clienti che assistiamo anche in questo disastro navale, siamo in grado di affermare senza ombra di dubbio che la loro esperienza a bordo del traghetto in fiamme è stata estremamente più forte di quella vissuta a bordo della Concordia, sia in termini di durata (fino a due giorni) che di intensità fisica e psicologica (esposizione a condizioni psicofisiche estreme, intossicazione dai fumi, mancata assistenza a bordo etc.) ed infine maggiori danni patrimoniali in caso di perdita di tutti i beni ed effetti personali, distruzione degli automezzi e trasporti etc.

Vale la pena evidenziare che gli assicuratori di entrambe le navi sono di fatto gli stessi, riferibili ad un consorzio solidale tra compagnie di navigazione, e quindi i danni liquidati in favore dei passeggeri della Concordia costituiscono un parametro che dovrà essere preso in considerazione tanto in sede di ulteriori trattative per il caso del Norman Atlantic, che nel caso di una liquidazione ad esito del processo penale in corso di instaurazione a Bari.

 Nel procedimento penale, la Procura di Bari sta tuttora ultimando allo scarico e smaltimento degli automezzi distrutti dai ponti esterni della nave, ed i periti stanno concludendo le loro attività di indagine, volte alla individuazione delle cause dell’incendio, modalità di propagazione di gestione della emergenza.

 Confidiamo quindi che a breve ci sarà una accelerazione sia nel procedimento penale che nelle possibili trattative nell’incidente del Norman Atlantic, che resta uno dei più gravi degli ultimi anni nel mediterraneo.

Cars from Deck 2 seems NOT RECOVERABLE

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Here are the cars as landed today 04/20/2016 from deck 2 of the Norman Atlantic: while the heavy trucks came out virtually unscathed from the lowest deck 1, the cars are reduced to a heap of blackened metal sheets, stained glass, plastic affected by heat, completely mildewed upholstery and interior soaked beyond repair of smoke, dioxins and mildew.

Unfortunately, the expectations of many passengers and our clients to recover their belongings and objects – even if only of sentimental value, seems to be irretrievably lost and gone up in smoke together with the ship. At a first sight, everything that was in the cars and in the trunks is moldy and smoked trash.

Tomorrow they will complete the unloading of all vehicles and storage of the cars in a warehouse, in order to permit assessment of the owners and Anek on the recoverability of the cars. All cars pulled off by the ship today, in our opinion, is no recoverable under normal conditions, since the mold and the smell of dioxin is so strong that no one can enter the car without protective masks.

In the coming days we will update our clients via personal email on the outside condition of each car stored in the warehouse and on the evaluation and Anek and our expert on the recoverability of the cars and of the personal belongings.

NOTE THAT it will also be possible to transfer cars in Greece in order to collect the vehicles directly to the destination port.


Ecco le autovetture sbarcate oggi 20.04.2016 dal ponte 2 della Norman Atlantic: mentre i TIR sono usciti praticamente indenni dal ponte più basso, le auto sono ridotte ad un ammasso di lamiere annerite, vetri macchiati, plastica intaccata dal calore, tappezzeria completamente ammuffita e interni intrisi in modo irrimediabile di fumi, diossina e muffa.

Putroppo le aspettative dei tanti passeggeri e nostri clienti di recuperare i propri effetti personali e oggetti anche se di valore solo affettivo, pare essere irrimediabilmente perduta ed andata in fumo assieme alla nave. Praticamente tutto quanto era nelle auto e nei portabagagli è ammuffito e affumicato.

Domani si porteranno a termine le operazioni di scarico delle vetture e stoccaggio in un magazzino, al fine di consentire la valutazione da parte dei proprietari e di Anek sulla recuperabilità o meno delle vetture. Di tutte le vetture tirate fuori dalla nave oggi, a nostro giudizio, nessuna è recuperabile a condizioni normali, essendo la muffa e l’odore di diossina talmente forte da non poter entrare nelle auto senza le maschere di protezione.

Nei prossimi giorni aggiorneremo i nostri clienti tramite mail personale sulle condizione delle singole autovetture depositate nel magazzino e sulla valutazione di Anek e del nostro corrispondente sulla recuperabilità o meno delle vetture e del contenuto.

NOTA BENE sarà possibile anche trasferire le autovetture in Grecia per consentire il ritiro direttamente al porto di destinazione

A bordo del Norman Atlantic – 12 giugno 2015

Avv. Massimiliano Gabrielli a bordo del norman atlantic Friday the 12th of June 2015, together with the experts appointed by the Criminal Court of Bari, consultants of parties in disputes and my colleagues, we did the first official site inspection on the ship Norman Atlantic, burned down December 28, 2014 off the coast of Albania, while on its way from Greece to Italy. The ship is being sealed in custody for over six months, and after being towed from Tirana to Brindisi, and then to Bari, has been moored in the cruise dock of Bari port. Inside, remained the cars and trucks carrying the goods and all the belongings of the passengers, escaped from death, unfortunately not all, on board of the helicopters and with the few ferry’s means of saving. Everything that was not carbonized by the fire, which reached temperatures above 900 Celsius degrees (it melted aluminum wheels of the cars), has rotted under the heat of the sun; in the enclosed decks to reach the main brigde, we walked in total darkness between smelly sewage, fumes of dioxin, deformed walls, insects and rusty irons, in high danger conditions.

Foto 12-06-15 08 48 11Once we reached the higher opened deck, where passengers found refuge and were trapped for nearly three days in extreme weather surroundings (7-8 sea force, with waves of six meters and freezing winds over 50 km/h) and dreadful psycho-physical conditions, caught between the fire beneath them – melting the soles of their shoes, and the jets of icy water sprayed from the tug boats, we realized perfectly that these ships are death traps from which, in the event of a real emergency, it is impossible to escape. To save more than 500 persons on board were present only two lifeboats and some inflatable liferaft, to be reached sliding in a tube along the 25 meters of the ship’s side, adrift and on fire. Too bad that the red hot steel flank and flames melted the tube, and a man remained stuck inside, while on starboard side, the lifeboat and the tube were reduced to ashes even before they could be prepared for disembarking.

ponet esterno norman atlanticBeyond the technical aspects, regarding the investigations about the causes of the fire, on the ship’s malfunction and the behavior of the crew in the early stages of the emergency, the inspection of the ship has been helpful for us lawyers to better understand the tragedy experienced by our clients. Compared to the inspection on board of the Costa Concordia, which offered us, at distance of two years from the wreck, a kind of immediate snapshot of the moment when the passengers left everything and fled through the giant ship that ended up half under water – which is why I defined it as a modern Pompeii, on the upper deck of the Norman Atlantic we had the feeling of endless time of waiting for help, we found objects that passengers have used for the days in which they were trapped on board, the notebook with the drawings used to keep the kids occupied, blankets, a few bottles of water, bags and shoes of women, abandoned since then; everything else, in passenger’s cabins and lower decks, was reduced to ashes or buried inside the rusty carcasses of burned cars and trucks, along with the bodies of other passengers and clandestine still missing.

The shipping company has requested to delete the logo ANEK LINES from the side of the ship, considered embarrassing and damaging to their commercial image. Certainly it would also like to erase the memory of the tragedy and of the dead, but this will not happen. We lawyers of the victims are here for this, and after this strong experience we will know how to make it even better. The trial will bring light on the ferry industry, ships of shame, and on responsibilities for malfunctions, which are to be found also in the too easy system of controls on ships by the relevant authorities.

Avv. Massimiliano Gabrielli


Foto 12-06-15 09 56 20Il 12 giugno con i miei colleghi di Giustizia per la Concordia, Alessandra Guarini e Massimiliano Gabrielli, sono salito a bordo di quello che resta del Norman Atlantic per eseguire coi periti incaricati dal Tribunale e con i consulenti delle parti il primo sopralluogo sulle condizioni della nave. Siamo entrati da un passaggio – il c.d. accesso del pilota – che dalla fiancata sinistra della nave permette di attraversare una parte del ponte 1 per poi accedere ai ponti superiori con una delle scale posizionate all’interno dei ponti carico. Immediatamente entrati siamo letteralmente assaliti da un fetore indescrivibile di fumo, di putredine e di carburante che ti entra nel naso e in gola nonostante le mascherine che tutti noi portiamo.

Foto 12-06-15 10 04 25Il buio all’interno é totale e ci si può muovere solo usando torce elettriche che ognuno di noi porta con se… nonostante le torce il percorso é veramente pericolosissimo perché camminiamo attraverso carcasse contorte di camion completamente bruciati e gli spazi sono assolutamente angusti. Non solo: il pavimento é esso stesso contorto per essere stato deformato dal calore, scivoloso per essere ricoperto di poltiglia di olio e carburante e acqua e comunque disseminato di detriti metallici. Si sentono anche le mosche, tante, grosse, che ti seguono ovunque in quei meandri bui e rumori di ferraglia che si muove, scricchiola, e si intravvede qualche piccolo animale che scappa al nostro arrivo. Il percorso che ci viene indicato dai militari della guardia costiera che ci accompagnano é assolutamente caotico e si ha l’impressione che nemmeno loro sappiano effettivamente quale strada pigliare tanto che alcune delle persone che mi precedevano prenderanno una strada diversa da quella che il militare che avevo più vicino mi indicava.

Foto 12-06-15 09 35 16Finalmente, dopo avere salito due ponti attraverso scale buie e scivolose dove tutto era coperto da viscidume e dal nero fumo che permea quasi del tutto l’interno della Norman, spuntiamo in uno spazio aperto dove vediamo direttamente le condizioni del ponte e delle auto che erano state li posteggiate: il pavimento, come all’interno, é tutto contorto per il calore che si era sviluppato e la vernice che lo ricopriva é bruciata così che é quasi tutto color ruggine. Le auto sono solo degli scheletri e addirittura vediamo che i cerchioni si sono completamente fusi…uno dei consulenti che erano con noi ci dice che l’alluminio fonde a 900 gradi! Questa, dunque, é la temperatura infernale che almeno è stata raggiunta, addirittura all’aperto! Curiosamente – ci dicono che sarebbe dipeso dallo sbandamento che comunque la nave ha subito – le carcasse delle auto si sono ammassate tutte verso il lato dritto della nave. In maniera inspiegabile vediamo due auto – una Porsche e una Volvo – targate Grecia – sul ponte all’aperto, posizionate sul lato sinistro, che si sono salvate senza apparentemente subire alcun danno.

Foto 12-06-15 09 37 02Sempre sul lato a dritta possiamo vedere quello che rimane delle due scialuppe di salvataggio che non sono state calate a mare (l’incendio si era sviluppato da quella parte e evidentemente non fu possibile sbracciarle): non esistono più, sono completamente polverizzate e inspiegabilmente vediamo all’interno di esse ancora intatte le buste delle razioni di emergenza. Fortunatamente riusciamo a salire al ponte quattro e al cinque senza la necessità di dover rientrare nel ventre nero delle nave: dall’esterno per essere tutte le vetrate esplose per il calore si vedono comunque i resti dei saloni interni che risultano completamente carbonizzati. L’odore tremendo che esce da quelle sale fa presumere che lá ci possano ancora essere dei resti umani.

Foto 12-06-15 10 57 28Accediamo alla plancia di comando dove troviamo un ambiente che, salvo la parte centrale adiacente alla safety room che risulta del tutto bruciata (e anche il soffitto li é deformato dal calore), é cristallizzata ai momenti concitati dell’emergenza. Con Alessandra e Massimiliano ci aggiriamo attoniti in quel l’ambiente che ci ricorda drammaticamente il nostro accesso al ponte di comando della Concordia: lo stesso abbandono e lo stesso senso di tragedia che abbiamo respirato anche lá. Carte buttate ovunque, telefoni abbandonati, sediole rovesciate, il caos di chi evidentemente non ha potuto o saputo dominare quello che stava accadendo.

Foto 12-06-15 09 21 59Dal punto di vista tecnico pare di intendere che i periti e i consulenti siano orientati a ritenere che la causa dell’incendio sia da attribuire ad un camion che trasportava derrate alimentari e che non era stato attaccato alla rete elettrica di bordo…il perché é facile da intuire: troppi camion e autobus erano stati stipati contemporaneamente sul Norman e non c’era più abbastanza spazio per poter fare attaccare alla rete di bordo tutti quanti così causandosi il pericolo di scintille dai motori accesi che avrebbero potuto innescare il focolaio di un incendio. Altro punto da verificarsi é perché gli impianti antincendio non lo abbiano spento: i tecnici stanno verificando che i serbatoi del diesel che alimenta il DGE e l’impianto sono praticamente pieni. Ciò segnala che non sarebbero stati utilizzati fino in fondo e quindi rimane da capire se sia stata una scelta cosciente quella di evitare di usare gli impianti o se invece non abbiano funzionato e perché.

A noi rimane quel senso di orrore per quello che abbiamo veduto, mischiato all’umana pietá per quelli, tutti, che hanno avuto la sfortuna di essere a bordo di quella trappola mortale che non solo é stata usata per evidentemente potersi ottenere il massimo profitto possibile (ed eccessivo) dal carico di troppi automezzi stipati all’inverosimile ma che nemmeno ha funzionato nei propri sistemi di emergenza essenziali per carenze tecniche e per la palese impreparazione del personale di bordo che, oltretutto, si é macchiato della colpa peggiore di avere abbandonato al proprio destino le persone a loro affidate. Cercheremo di fare luce su tutte le manchevolezze, le colpe e le impreparazioni che si sono verificate per amore di verità e per sete di Giustizia, Giustizia per il Norman Atlantic. Con ancora nelle narici e in gola l’odore della morte che promana da quel girone infernale che é stato il Norman.

Cesare G. Bulgheroni


avvocati Alessandra Guarini, Cesare Bulgheroni e Massimiliano GabrielliIl sopralluogo è stato difficile e pericoloso. Siamo saliti al buio, passando attraverso le carcasse bruciate dei tanti mezzi stipati a bordo, in spazi angusti e pericolanti. Abbiamo tutti immediatamente compreso che il carico era eccessivo! L’aria era irrespirabile ed insalubre! Ogni parte della nave è deformata dalle fiamme e le superfici sono sconnesse e scivolose. Con i periti e i consulenti abbiamo cercato ogni elemento utile a ricostruire le cause dell’incendio e del perché i dispositivi di sicurezza non abbiano funzionato. Rimane il “mistero” della scatola nera e dei dati mancanti: il disco interno recuperato dalla nave é bruciato mentre quello esterno, contenuto nella capsula galleggiante, é stato oggetto di una attività di lettura nella fase delle indagini, eseguita senza che venisse fatta una copia forense e con conseguente alterazione dell’originale. Ad oggi mancano proprio i files audio, fondamentali per ricostruire quanto accaduto a bordo la notte dell’incendio! Per questo abbiamo chiesto ai periti di verificare ogni circostanza utile ad escludere eventuali manomissioni.

Foto 12-06-15 09 41 52Ho visto molto orrore dentro quella nave completamente divorata dalle fiamme. Ho visto sul ponte più alto le paratie dove per giorni hanno trovato riparo i naufraghi in attesa dei soccorsi. Ho visto gli zaini dei bambini, i blocchi e le matite usati per distrarli dalla tragedia che stavano vivendo. Siamo rimasti stupiti della richiesta della società Anek Line di cancellare il logo ancora visibile sul fianco del relitto per evitare pubblicità negativa, visto che proprio davanti a quel molo attraccano le grandi navi da Crociera! Ma non riusciranno a cancellare la memoria della tragedia e delle vittime!  L’avv. Massimiliano Gabrielli, l’Avv. Cesare Bukgheroni ed io del legal team “Giustizia per il Norman Atlantic” non dimenticheremo i passeggeri e nemmeno ciò che abbiamo visto e respirato tra quelle lamiere contorte. Staremo a fianco delle vittime affinché la verità sia accertata e i colpevoli puniti!

Avv. Alessandra Guarini


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Fuego en el ferry “SORRENTO” a Palma de Mallorca: Servicio de ayuda a los pasajeros

imagen-del-ferry-sorrento-palma-de-mallorcaUn nuevo incendio en otro ferry con bandera italiana ha sucedido hoy 04/28/2015 en las cercanías de Palma de Mallorca, exactamente cuatro meses después de la tragedia del Norman Atlantic del 28/12/2014: el ferry “Sorrento“, de la misma clase y capacidad, el mismo proyecto de construcción y con el mismo incidente de fuego a bordo que se extendió por todo el barco, pero esta vez parece afortunadamente sin pérdida de vidas y lesiones graves. El fuego se produjo poco después de la salida del puerto español de Palma de Mallorca en la mañana de hoy; el ferry de bandera italiana (propiedad del armador italiano Grimaldi Lines) fue fletado por Transmediterránea española.

Dada la gravedad de la situación que se desarrolló inmediatamente a bordo, se decidió a abandonar el barco. El Ministerio de Fomento español dijo que el capitán no quería inicialmente evacuar el ferry pero los pasajeros y la tripulación, finalmente abandonaron el barco en llamas en los botes salvavidas.

Todos los pasajeros y miembros de la tripulación fueron rescatados por otras embarcaciones en la zona, incluyendo el buque italiano “Puglia” propiedad de la Tirrenia, alquilado a la empresa española Balearia.

exterior_sorrentoEl incendiose produjo como en el Atlantic Norman, en el garaje, en la cuarta cubierta del ferry y luego se ha extendido a otras áreas de la nave. A bordo iban la tripulación compuesta por 45 personas y 160 pasajeros, incluyendo 14 italianos, además de la carga de automóviles y camiones. La operación de rescate, que involucró a numerosos barcos, tuvo lugar en aguas españolas y fue coordinada por la Guardia Costera, con la ayuda de la Guardia Costera italiana, como un buque de bandera italiana.

sorrento-incendio-grimaldiLos pasajeros pueden confiar en nuestro pull legal para reclamar daños y perjuicios de inmediato, para encontrar la mejor opción y en acciones legales pertinentes (civil y/o penal) y recibir la mejor atención para las acciones de Derecho Marítimo.

Le sugerimos en este momento la mejor marera de proceder, no sólo con una breve guía sobre cómo y cuándo hacer una reclamación, pero la forma de obtener la compensación máxima, y un pequeño manual a seguir, dada la gran experiencia en desastres marítimos siguiente el naufragio de la Costa Concordia Atlántico y la Norman:

QUÉ HACER, algunas sugerencias preliminares:

  • Haga una lista de sus bienes (joyas, equipos electrónicos, dinero, ropa, etc ..) perdidos en el naufragio.
  • Recuperar documentos de viaje (correo electrónico bono, agencias de viajes, etc ..) y documento con los gastos incurridos por los viajes y para la repatriación.
  • Para aquellos que han sufrido lesiones guardar copias de los certificados médicos y gastos, sin embargo, en el momento de vuelta a casa valorar la posibilidad de acudir a su médico para valorar su estado de ansiedad y el estrés psicológico como trastorno de estrés postraumático o “trastorno de estrés postraumático”.
  • Póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina para que se pueda enviar al instante y de forma totalmente gratuita primera carta para la solicitud daños y perjuicios a la Compañía Cruceros (la llamada carta de acción legal), que rompe cualquier prescripción (no hay 10 días como usted puede haber oído en las noticias de televisión, pero es preferible enviar tan pronto como sea posible la notificación de sus daños con el fin de efectuar los intereses legales).
  • En caso de lesiones se deberá formalizar las pertinentes acciones legales penales y presentar una queja dentro de los tres meses después del hecho (recomendado).
  • No firme ningún formulario de reembolso o el papel de las empresas Líneas Grimaldi o Tansmediterranea.

Todo el procedimiento con nuestros abogados se realizará online, sin necesidad de desplazarse físicamente a nuestras oficinas, a través de conexiones de correo electrónico y vídeo web, o si lo prefiere mediante reunión presencial con nuestros abogados en las principales ciudades de España, o en nuestras oficinas en Milán, Roma o Fiumicino o la mayoría de las ciudades italianas.

SOBRE NOSOTROS: Somos un grupo de abogados, expertos en desastres marítimos, como el caso del Costa Concordia donde hemos sido referentes entre las partes civiles en el juicio por el naufragio del Costa Concordia, en el que todavía estamos inmersos en la defensa de un grupo de un centenar de pasajeros en el procedimiento penal contra Francesco Schettino, en el juicio que se ejecuta en el fuego Norman Atlantic fuera de las costas griegas, y somos los representantes de las partes civiles, desde las primeras etapas de las investigaciones en todos las principales causas penales italianas relacionadas con intereses comunes a las víctimas de lesiones personales (justicia para las víctimas del amianto), o por la pérdida financiera de números de masa (la justicia para las víctimas de los seguros EFS crack), como en muchos otros pasos procesales para proteger a las víctimas de desastres en masa y daños de serie.

IMG_6571QUÉ ESTAMOS HACIENDO: como en el caso de Norton Atlantic, en relación con las reclamaciones civiles de daños y perjuicios, ya hemos iniciado los trámites para solicitar una indemnización por todos los pasajeros del ferry que ya estamos asistiendo – el envío de solicitudes formales de indemnización para cada uno de los supervivientes, mientras que desde el punto de investigación y proceso penal, vamos a presentar de inmediato un primer grupo de quejas ante el Ministerio Público en Grecia, con peticiones para apoderarse de los activos y bienes de las dos empresas involucradas, líneas Grimaldi y Transmediterránea, con garantía la indemnización por daños y perjuicios a nuestros clientes. Somos los únicos abogados, hasta la fecha, que ha propuesto en el caso de Norman Atlantic al Ministerio Público esta importante medida de protección, para futuras compensaciones de las víctimas, en caso de que las compañías de seguros, por cualquier razón, trataran de rechazar pagar. Es, obviamente, fundamental para tener la máxima adhesión posible de pasajeros, para dar por un lado un mayor impulso a nuestra solicitud de embargo de bienes de las empresas, y por otra parte para poder – de esta manera – garantizar la cobertura a través de la incautación de activos y a través de nuestras iniciativas en su favor.

QUÉ DEBE HACER PARA SOLICITAR UNA COMPENSACIÓN DE DAÑOS: se deberá acreditar que estaba a bordo de la nave Sorrento por medio de las tarjetas de embarque de Transmediterránea o mediante la prueba de su presencia a bordo de uno de los barcos o helicópteros de rescate. Además, deberá acreditar todos los gastos soportados por el incidente, así como los certificados médicos y/o un certificado del psicólogo-psiquiatra sobre el estado de ansiedad y de estrés postraumático (si existe), preferiblemente de un instituto público médico. El plazo para presentar una denuncia penal es de 90 días desde el momento del suceso, pero sería conveniente iniciar inmediatamente las acciones pertinentes mediante el envío de una carta solicitando daños y las denuncias penales. NOTA QUE EL PLAZO PARA PRESENTAR LA QUEJA ES 90 DÍAS A PARTIR DEL SUCESO.

QUÉ OFRECEMOS: el pool legal de “Justicia para el Norman Atlantic” le ofrece asistencia jurídica no sólo para obtener la máxima indemnización, a través de nuestro equipo de abogados expertos. Es necesario tener en cuenta el procedimiento implicará algunos asuntos muy peculiares, las leyes marítimas y de la conexión con el crimen investigaciones: como consecuencia del delito, intencional o no, el seguro y las empresas involucradas pueden negarse a pagar, hasta el final de la fase de investigación, a no ser que se vean forzados a través de quejas y acciones de incautación. La opción caso civil, que algunos bufete de abogados griego sugiere, es en este momento el camino más desconocido, por calendario y los resultados. Contamos con una experiencia específica en desastres marítimos y de masas, como el del Concordia, y por esta razón estamos muy confiados en nuestras posibilidades y en las opciones para obtener mejores resultados de nuestros clientes.

CUÁLES SON LOS GASTOS LEGALES: trabajamos en un método transparente y muy, no será necesaria una provisión de fondos y será a coste cero para los clientes. El sistema de pago se realizará por medio de pacto sobre la cantidad que se obtenga por nuestras gestiones. La asistencia cubre por completo todas las fases del procedimiento desde la parte extrajudicial hasta la judicial si fuera necesaria.

Póngase en contacto con nosotros por teléfono o correo electrónico, SIN COMPROMISO, consulta gratuita y asistencia letrada inmediata de nuestros abogados, ASISTENCIA JURÍDICA EN INGLÉS, ESPAÑOL Y griego. Abogados albaneses disponibles.

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sorrento-incendio-grimaldiENGLISH: A new fire on another ferry flying the Italian flag happened today 04/28/2015 off Palma de Mallorca, exactly four months after the tragedy of the Norman Atlantic  28/12/2014: the ferry “Sorrento“, the same class of ro-ro pax, the same construction project and the same fire extended throughout the ferry but this time seems fortunately without loss of life and serious injuries. broke out in the morning the fire on board Sorrento Italian flag (property of the italian shipowner Grimaldi Lines), chartered to the Spanish Transmediterranea shortly after departure from the Spanish port of Palma de Mallorca.

Given the gravity of the situation which developed immediately on board, it was decided to abandon ship. The Spanish Ministry of Works said the captain did not initially want to evacuate the ferry but passengers and crew eventually left the burning boat in lifeboats.

All passengers and crew members were rescued by other ships discovered in the area, including the Italian ship “Puglia” Tirrenia owned, leased to the Spanish company Balearia.

exterior_sorrentoThe fire broke out juast as happened on the Norman Atlantic, in the garage, on the 4th deck of the ferry and has then expanded to other areas of the ship. Onboard were the crew of 45 people and 160 passengers, including 14 Italians, in addition to the load of cars and trucks. The rescue operation, which involved numerous ships, took place in Spanish waters and was coordinated from Madrid Iberian Coast Guard, with the help from Rome of the Italian Coast Guard, as the vessel flies the Italian flag.

Passengers can rely on our legal pool to claim damages immediately, to find the right choice and on legal action to be activated (civil and/or criminal) and receive the best care for the Maritime law actions.

We suggest you right now what to do, not only with a brief guide on how and when to make a claim, but how to get the maximum compensation, and a small handbook to follow, strong of the experience at the forefront of maritime disasters following the shipwreck of the Costa Concordia and Norman Atlantic:

WHAT TO DO, some early suggestions:

  1. Make a list of your goods (jewelry, electronic equipment, money, clothes, etc..) lost in the shipwreck.
  2. Retrieve travel documents (voucher email, travel agency etc..) and document any expenses incurred for travel and for repatriation.
  3. For those who have suffered injuries keep copies of medical certificates and expenses, however, as you get home go to your doctor for medical report of anxiety and psychological stress as PTSD or “post traumatic stress disorder”.
  4. Please contact our Law Agency office to send instantly and totally free of charge first letter for the damages request, to the Cruises Company (so-called letter of legal action), which breaks any prescription (there are not 10 days as you might have heard on Tv news, but it is preferable to send as soon as possible notice of your damages in order to effect the legal interests).
  5. In case of injury this shall be subject to criminal legal action and file a complaint within three months after the fact (recommended).
  6. Do not sign any reimbursement form or paper from the Grimaldi or Tansmediterranea lines companies
  7.  The whole procedure with our office will take place online, without the need to physically visit our Offices, via email and web video connections, or if you prefer by making an appointment in major cities of Spain, or at our offices in Milano, Rome or Fiumicino or most of Italian cities.

We have activated a BLOG WITH ALL THE WRECK INFO & NEWS and a Chatline for advice on compensation for Sorrento wreck


ABOUT US: We are a group of lawyers, experts in Ship & mass disaster, as pool “Giustizia per la Concordia” we have been leaders among the civil parties in the crime trial for the shipwreck of Costa Concordia, in which we are still engaged in defending a group of about one hundred passengers in hearings against Francesco Schettino, in the trial running on the Norman Atlantic fire out of the Greek coasts, and we are, as civil parties and prominent leaders, from the early stages of investigations in all Italian major criminal cases involving common interests to victims of personal injury (justice for asbestos victims) or for financial loss of mass numbers (justice for victims of crack SAI insurance), as in many other procedural steps to protect victims of mass disaster and serial damages.

IMG_6571WHAT WE ARE DOING: as in the Norton Atlantic case, on the side of the civil requests of damages, we have already initiated procedures to request compensation for all passengers of the ferry that we are already assisting – sending formal requests for compensation for each of the survivors, while from the criminal investigation & trial point of view, we will immediately  file a first group of complaints to the Public Prosecutor in Greece, with requests to seize assets and goods of the two Companies involved, Grimaldi lines and Transmediterranea, to guarantee the compensation for damages to our clients. We are the only lawyers, up to the date, to have proposed in the Norman Atlantic case to the Public Prosecutor this important protection measure, for the victim’s future compensations, in the event that the insurance companies, for whatever reason, would try to refuse to pay. It is obviously fundamental to have the maximum possible adhesion from passengers,  to give on one hand greater impetus to our request to seize Companies’ assets, and in the other hand to be able – in this way – to ensure coverage through the seizure of assets  and trough our other initiatives in your favor. Check our LATEST NEWS from the top menu.

WHAT YOU NEED TO ACT FOR DAMAGE COMPENSATION: as the passengers list might be incomplete, you must be able to demonstrate that you were onboard of the Sorrento ship: even without the coupon ticket of Transmediterranea, it could be sufficient to prove your presence on board of one of the ships or helicopters that have rescued passengers; please keep all the receipts of the expenses you paid and need to pay and the medical certificates, please record the transfer and any further expenses in which you incurred to return home and to get medical opinions and visits; get yourself a certificate of a medical psychologist-psychiatrist about the state of anxiety and post traumatic stress (if present), preferably from a public medic institute. The time limit to file a  criminal complaint is of 90 days from the  moment of the sinking, but you should immediately start actions, sending a letter requesting damages and proposing our criminal complaints files. NOTE THAT THE TERM TO FILE A COMPLAINT IS 90 DAYS FROM THE FACT. 

WHAT WE PROVIDE YOU: the pool of “Giustizia per il Norman Atlantic” offers you a global and 360° legal assistance not only to get the maximum compensation, through our team of experienced attorneys with law firms present on virtually the entire territory in Italy, but we  also provided help to single survivors and groups of them to get back home forcing Anek Lines to ensure and pay for returns, and refund the costs of first needs, and we are providing more and more passengers informations and assistance to take a decision. We offer a full package of trust, even giving you the chance to get, for the forensic final report, the technical opinion of Prof. Giovanni De Girolamo, who is the leading expert of PTSD in Italy, already our consultant in the Costa Concordia’s case  and one of the experts appointed by our Ministries in catastrophic events such as Chernobyl, who will provide and examine the psychological consequences as a result of your participation in a highly traumatic experience such as the burning of the Sorrento or the Norman Atlantic and and being for 72 hours on top board, in harsh physical conditions, in order to relate effectively and targeting to be compensated in the right measure. Please note, You should consider that the compensation issue will involve some very peculiar matters, as maritime laws and connecting it to the crime investigations: as a result of a crime, intentional or not, the insurance and the involved companies might refuse to pay, until the end of the investigation phase, unless we push them through complaints and seizure actions. Not all the lawyers will be able to handle the case properly, and you should consider that Italy has the jurisdiction on the criminal procedure, so you might end up doubling the costs for an italian and uk/greece firm. The civil case option, that some greek law firm is suggesting, is at the moment the most unknown path, for timing and results. We have a specific experience on maritime & mass disaster, such as Concordia Shipwreck, and for this reason we are very confident on our means and on possibile choices for our client’s best results.

WHAT ARE THE LEGAL COSTS: we operate in a very clear and absolute transparent method, there is no need of any anticipated payment and we carry out the assistance without requesting any retainer and with zero costs for the Clients, the only expense that remains on your side is for medical certificates; obviously our lawyers do not work for free; the payment system is regulated as a contingency fees’ pact that predicts to leave to lawyers for their assistance a percentage of the amounts that will be earned as compensation in your favor.  For this case it is the best possible, virtuous and beneficial deal for the victims of the tragedy, since, without having to anticipate any expense or risk to pay thousands of euro in fees for legal actions, our lawyers will have to work to get the possible maximum compensations in your interest in the shortest time as possible. The assistance of our pool covers entirely any cost either for the phase out of court (letters and notices damages, negotiations, meetings, transactions, etc.) and either the actions that we are promoting and we intend to promote on behalf of all of our Clients (complaints, request for seizure, represent you as civil part in the criminal trial etc. etc.).

The whole procedure of transmission of documents and updates will be predominantly ONLINE through the blog, without the need to physically visit our Offices, or via email and web videoconferences, or by setting a traditional telephone call or in person at one of our offices, virtually across Italy entirely, or in Greece or in Albany.

We opened a helpline and a web forum for passengers to exchange informations and advices on the possible compensations in regard of the shipwreck – fire Norman Atlantic

Contact us by phone or email now, NO COMMITMENT OF EXPENSES, free consultation, immediate responses of our lawyers, FULL ENGLISH SPOKENSPANISH, Greek and Albanian lawyers available.

  • Help line 24/h                        +39 340 2602504
  • email                                     info@agenzialegale.net
  • Fiumicino (operative office)           +39 06 89019172
  • Roma                                               (Avv. Massimiliano Gabrielli)
  • Milano                                             (Avv. Cesare Bulgheroni)
  • Biella                                               (Avv. Alessandra Guarini)
  • Spain                                               (Avv. Luis Felipe Garcia)

Fire of the “SORRENTO” ferry: HELPLINE for passengers

sorrento-incendio-grimaldiA new fire on another ferry flying the Italian flag happened today 04/28/2015 off Palma de Mallorca, exactly four months after the tragedy of the Norman Atlantic  28/12/2014: the ferry “Sorrento“, the same class of ro-ro pax, the same construction project and the same fire extended throughout the ferry but this time seems fortunately without loss of life and serious injuries. broke out in the morning the fire on board Sorrento Italian flag (property of the italian shipowner Grimaldi Lines), chartered to the Spanish Transmediterranea shortly after departure from the Spanish port of Palma de Mallorca.

Given the gravity of the situation which developed immediately on board, it was decided to abandon ship. The Spanish Ministry of Works said the captain did not initially want to evacuate the ferry but passengers and crew eventually left the burning boat in lifeboats.

All passengers and crew members were rescued by other ships discovered in the area, including the Italian ship “Puglia” Tirrenia owned, leased to the Spanish company Balearia.

exterior_sorrentoThe fire broke out juast as happened on the Norman Atlantic, in the garage, on the 4th deck of the ferry and has then expanded to other areas of the ship. Onboard were the crew of 45 people and 160 passengers, including 14 Italians, in addition to the load of cars and trucks. The rescue operation, which involved numerous ships, took place in Spanish waters and was coordinated from Madrid Iberian Coast Guard, with the help from Rome of the Italian Coast Guard, as the vessel flies the Italian flag.

Passengers can rely on our legal pool to claim damages immediately, to find the right choice and on legal action to be activated (civil and/or criminal) and receive the best care for the Maritime law actions.

We suggest you right now what to do, not only with a brief guide on how and when to make a claim, but how to get the maximum compensation, and a small handbook to follow, strong of the experience at the forefront of maritime disasters following the shipwreck of the Costa Concordia and Norman Atlantic:

WHAT TO DO, some early suggestions:

  1. Make a list of your goods (jewelry, electronic equipment, money, clothes, etc..) lost in the shipwreck.
  2. Retrieve travel documents (voucher email, travel agency etc..) and document any expenses incurred for travel and for repatriation.
  3. For those who have suffered injuries keep copies of medical certificates and expenses, however, as you get home go to your doctor for medical report of anxiety and psychological stress as PTSD or “post traumatic stress disorder”.
  4. Please contact our Law Agency office to send instantly and totally free of charge first letter for the damages request, to the Cruises Company (so-called letter of legal action), which breaks any prescription (there are not 10 days as you might have heard on Tv news, but it is preferable to send as soon as possible notice of your damages in order to effect the legal interests).
  5. In case of injury this shall be subject to criminal legal action and file a complaint within three months after the fact (recommended).
  6. Do not sign any reimbursement form or paper from the Grimaldi or Tansmediterranea lines companies
  7.  The whole procedure with our office will take place online, without the need to physically visit our Offices, via email and web video connections, or if you prefer by making an appointment in major cities of Spain, or at our offices in Milano, Rome or Fiumicino or most of Italian cities.

We have activated a BLOG WITH ALL THE WRECK INFO & NEWS and a Chatline for advice on compensation for Sorrento wreck


ABOUT US: We are a group of lawyers, experts in Ship & mass disaster, as pool “Giustizia per la Concordia” we have been leaders among the civil parties in the crime trial for the shipwreck of Costa Concordia, in which we are still engaged in defending a group of about one hundred passengers in hearings against Francesco Schettino, in the trial running on the Norman Atlantic fire out of the Greek coasts, and we are, as civil parties and prominent leaders, from the early stages of investigations in all Italian major criminal cases involving common interests to victims of personal injury (justice for asbestos victims) or for financial loss of mass numbers (justice for victims of crack SAI insurance), as in many other procedural steps to protect victims of mass disaster and serial damages.

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 WHAT WE ARE DOING: as in the Norton Atlantic case, on the side of the civil requests of damages, we have already initiated procedures to request compensation for all passengers of the ferry that we are already assisting – sending formal requests for compensation for each of the survivors, while from the criminal investigation & trial point of view, we will immediately  file a first group of complaints to the Public Prosecutor in Greece, with requests to seize assets and goods of the two Companies involved, Grimaldi lines and Transmediterranea, to guarantee the compensation for damages to our clients. We are the only lawyers, up to the date, to have proposed in the Norman Atlantic case to the Public Prosecutor this important protection measure, for the victim’s future compensations, in the event that the insurance companies, for whatever reason, would try to refuse to pay. It is obviously fundamental to have the maximum possible adhesion from passengers,  to give on one hand greater impetus to our request to seize Companies’ assets, and in the other hand to be able – in this way – to ensure coverage through the seizure of assets  and trough our other initiatives in your favor. Check our LATEST NEWS from the top menu.

WHAT YOU NEED TO ACT FOR DAMAGE COMPENSATION: as the passengers list might be incomplete, you must be able to demonstrate that you were onboard of the Sorrento ship: even without the coupon ticket of Transmediterranea, it could be sufficient to prove your presence on board of one of the ships or helicopters that have rescued passengers; please keep all the receipts of the expenses you paid and need to pay and the medical certificates, please record the transfer and any further expenses in which you incurred to return home and to get medical opinions and visits; get yourself a certificate of a medical psychologist-psychiatrist about the state of anxiety and post traumatic stress (if present), preferably from a public medic institute. The time limit to file a  criminal complaint is of 90 days from the  moment of the sinking, but you should immediately start actions, sending a letter requesting damages and proposing our criminal complaints files. NOTE THAT THE TERM TO FILE A COMPLAINT IS 90 DAYS FROM THE FACT. 

WHAT WE PROVIDE YOU: the pool of “Giustizia per il Norman Atlantic” offers you a global and 360° legal assistance not only to get the maximum compensation, through our team of experienced attorneys with law firms present on virtually the entire territory in Italy, but we  also provided help to single survivors and groups of them to get back home forcing Anek Lines to ensure and pay for returns, and refund the costs of first needs, and we are providing more and more passengers informations and assistance to take a decision. We offer a full package of trust, even giving you the chance to get, for the forensic final report, the technical opinion of Prof. Giovanni De Girolamo, who is the leading expert of PTSD in Italy, already our consultant in the Costa Concordia’s case  and one of the experts appointed by our Ministries in catastrophic events such as Chernobyl, who will provide and examine the psychological consequences as a result of your participation in a highly traumatic experience such as the burning of the Sorrento or the Norman Atlantic and and being for 72 hours on top board, in harsh physical conditions, in order to relate effectively and targeting to be compensated in the right measure. Please note, You should consider that the compensation issue will involve some very peculiar matters, as maritime laws and connecting it to the crime investigations: as a result of a crime, intentional or not, the insurance and the involved companies might refuse to pay, until the end of the investigation phase, unless we push them through complaints and seizure actions. Not all the lawyers will be able to handle the case properly, and you should consider that Italy has the jurisdiction on the criminal procedure, so you might end up doubling the costs for an italian and uk/greece firm. The civil case option, that some greek law firm is suggesting, is at the moment the most unknown path, for timing and results. We have a specific experience on maritime & mass disaster, such as Concordia Shipwreck, and for this reason we are very confident on our means and on possibile choices for our client’s best results.

WHAT ARE THE LEGAL COSTS: we operate in a very clear and absolute transparent method, there is no need of any anticipated payment and we carry out the assistance without requesting any retainer and with zero costs for the Clients, the only expense that remains on your side is for medical certificates; obviously our lawyers do not work for free; the payment system is regulated as a contingency fees’ pact that predicts to leave to lawyers for their assistance a percentage of the amounts that will be earned as compensation in your favor.  For this case it is the best possible, virtuous and beneficial deal for the victims of the tragedy, since, without having to anticipate any expense or risk to pay thousands of euro in fees for legal actions, our lawyers will have to work to get the possible maximum compensations in your interest in the shortest time as possible. The assistance of our pool covers entirely any cost either for the phase out of court (letters and notices damages, negotiations, meetings, transactions, etc.) and either the actions that we are promoting and we intend to promote on behalf of all of our Clients (complaints, request for seizure, represent you as civil part in the criminal trial etc. etc.).

The whole procedure of transmission of documents and updates will be predominantly ONLINE through the blog, without the need to physically visit our Offices, or via email and web videoconferences, or by setting a traditional telephone call or in person at one of our offices, virtually across Italy entirely, or in Greece or in Albany.

We opened a helpline and a web forum for passengers to exchange informations and advices on the possible compensations in regard of the shipwreck – fire Norman Atlantic

Contact us by phone or email now, NO COMMITMENT OF EXPENSES, free consultation, immediate responses of our lawyers, FULL ENGLISH SPOKENSPANISH, Greek and Albanian lawyers available.

  • Help line 24/h                        +39 340 2602504
  • email                                     info@agenzialegale.net
  • Fiumicino (operative office)           +39 06 89019172
  • Roma                                               (Avv. Massimiliano Gabrielli)
  • Milano                                             (Avv. Cesare Bulgheroni)
  • Biella                                               (Avv. Alessandra Guarini)
  • Spain                                               (Avv. Luis Felipe Garcia)

Incendio sul traghetto italiano SORRENTO: risarcimento ai passeggeri

 

sorrento-incendio-grimaldiUn nuovo incendio su un altro traghetto battente bandiera italiana è avvenuto oggi 28.04.2015 a largo di Palma di Mallorca, esattamente 4 mesi dopo la tragedia del Norman Atlantic del 28.12.2014: il traghetto “Sorrento“, stessa classe di navi ro-ro Pax, stesso progetto di costruzione e stesso incendio esteso su tutta l’imbarcazione ma questa volta sembra per fortuna senza perdite umane e feriti gravi. E’ divampato in mattinata il fuoco a bordo della motonave Sorrento battente bandiera italiana (di proprietà dell’armatore Grimaldi Lines), noleggiata alla compagnia  spagnola Transmediterranea poco dopo la partenza dal porto spagnolo di Palma di Mallorca.

Vista la gravità della situazione da subito sviluppatasi a bordo, è stato deciso l’abbandono della nave. Tutti i passeggeri ed i membri dell’equipaggio sono stati tratti in salvo da altre navi accorse in zona, tra cui la nave italiana “Puglia” di proprietà Tirrenia, noleggiata alla compagnia spagnola Balearia

exterior_sorrentoL’incendio sarebbe divampato come sul Norman Atlantic nel locale garage, sul ponte 4 del traghetto e si è poi esteso ad altre aree della nave. A bordo c’erano l’equipaggio composto da 45 persone e 160 passeggeri, tra cui 14 italiani, oltre al carico di auto e camion.  L’intervento di soccorso, che ha coinvolto numerose navi, è avvenuto in acque spagnole ed è stato coordinato da Madrid dalla Guardia Costiera iberica, con il concorso da Roma della Guardia Costiera italiana, visto che il vascello batte bandiera italiana.

I passeggeri possono affidarsi al ns pool per reclamare da subito il risarcimento danni, orientarsi sulla scelta sulla azione legale da attivare (civile o penale) e ricevere la migliore assistenza per la scelta sul percorso legale.

Noi Vi suggeriamo sin da subito cosa fare, con un breve guida non solo su come e quando richiedere il risarcimento, ma come ottenere il massimo risarcimento, ed un piccolo vademecum da seguire, forti della esperienza in prima linea nei disastri marittimi a seguito del naufragio della Costa Concordia nel quale – a capo del pool di avvocati “Giustizia per la Concordia“, abbiamo rappresentato circa cento passeggeri nel processo penale contro il Comandante Schettino e siamo protagonisti delle azioni civili e risarcitorie per molti altri passeggeri che in precedenza si erano affidati ad agenzie per gestione dei sinistri, alle associazioni di categoria o dei consumatori, rimanendo tagliati fuori dal processo penale e dalle altre iniziative processuali in Italia che abbiamo promosso efficacemente da subito.

SIAMO INTERVENUTI NEL PROCESSO ROGO NORMAN PER CONTO DI UN VASTO GRUPPO DI PASSEGGERI Continua a leggere

Pre-Trial probative hearing for #NormanAtlantic

IMG_7327After a long wait, the Public Prosecutors of Bari have finally filed the request for the probative hearing, in order to proceed through the Judge experts, to access the ship and examine, jointly with the other parties, to all the data equipment, and investigation results, carried out so far. The experts will be ask to ensure the nature of the malfunction of the fire alarm system, and all supply systems of the motorship Norman Atlantic, the observance of the regulations on ship safety, loading and securing of vehicles, the effective closing of the garage, identification of the causes of the fire, and its propagation, the correctness of the emergency procedures, evacuation and timing of the alarms, in addition to the reliefs of all technical data, in function to the next processual phase of the case .

The GIP (investigating Judge) of Bari, Dr. Alessandra Piliego, has stated the first pre-trial hearing to May 22- 2015, in order to formulate the investigation requests and to formally give the assignment to a college of experts already appointed. We already know the names of some of this experts, or auxiliaries, for being consultants or experts in the Concordia case.

The long list of injured parties in the hearing decree document, is only partial because it is not updated with all further complaints for several other passengers, only recently filed – in many parties of Italy – close to the expiry period of three months after the fact, and apparently not yet formally dispatched to the attention of Bari court offices. This will not be a difficulty as, out of the fact that only some of the passengers apparently proposed a complaint, the GIP ordered the notification of the decree about the probative hearing with public announce, disposing the publication of the document on institutional sites and its transmission to news agency.

norman-atlantic-sportellone[1]We looked forward to start the judicial proceeding operations, that incredibly seemed destined to remain suspended for a long time more. The situation, we must critically comment, seems to have been resolved only with the media pressure most recently placed by the cruise companies Costa Crociere and MSC, complaining about the occupation of the cruise dock in the port of Bari by the wreck Norman Atlantic, from the gruesome and not very reassuring appearance, containing a lot of heavy trucks still loaded of food in an advanced state of decomposition: so, for them, the Norman Atlantic is an inconvenient and stinks wreck.

They seem to forget, however, that this wreck still holds, allegedly, other passenger’s corpse who have not been found or that were not even recorded in boarding list, and that for more than 120 days, many missing’s relatives are anxious to recover and bring home the bodies of their family members, or at least to know if one of the corpses already found on board or at sea in recent months belongs to their relative.

On Monday we will present a formal request to the Prosecutor of Bari in order to proceed, without further delay, to the sample collection for recognition of DNA on family members of some of the missing, and that firstly ask, indeed legitimately require, to know.

After the expert’s operations will also be possible to proceed to a possible restitution, in favor of claimants, of the recoverable vehicles and personal property, if not destroyed in the fire of 28/12/2014.

Our lawyers Massimiliano Gabrielli, Cesare Bulgheroni and Alessandra Guarini will take part at the hearing on May 22, primarily to monitor and protect the interests of the injured parties, but also to assert immediately passenger’s rights, which are still waiting a real offer from the companies.

As for today, Anek Lines and Visemar have not made any kind of concrete offer, avoiding a diligent behavior but mostly, providing an initial and adequate sum for compensation, due, in relation to the victims’ families, some of which, as in the case of truck drivers, have left wives and children without any form of maintenance .

WE ENCLOSE THE FULL DECREE ORDER THAT STATE THE PROBATIVE HEARING

NORMAN ATLANTIC ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ

IMG_7327Οι ανακριτικές διαδικασίες που αφορούν το τραγικό ναυάγιο του Norman Atlantic εισέρχονται πλέον, μετά από αρκετούς μήνες και χάρη στην πίεση που ασκήθηκε τόσο από τους πληρεξουσίους δικηγόρους θυμάτων και επιβατών όσο και από τον Ιταλικό τύπο (με σειρά επικριτικών δημοσιευμάτων), σε ουσιαστική και κρίσιμη για ην εξέλιξη της όλης διαδικασίας φάση.

Συγκεκριμένα όπως προκύπτει από το υπ. αριθ. 20598/14 έγγραφο του Δικαστηρίου του Bari (Τμήμα Προκαταρκτικής Έρευνας) εκδόθηκε ήδη και κοινοποιείται σε όλα τα εμπλεκόμενα μέρη (κατηγορούμενοι , μηνυτές κλπ.) ειδοποίηση για τη διεξαγωγή αποδεικτικής διαδικασίας/πραγματογνωμοσύνης για το πλοίο Norman Atlantic.

ELT_18042015-1Συγκεκριμένα, η Δικαστής  Alessandra Piliego του Δικαστηρίου του Μπάρι, έχοντας λάβει το αίτημα του Εισαγγελέα προς διεξαγωγή πραγματογνωμοσύνης με σκοπό τη διερεύνηση της λειτουργικότητας του εξοπλισμού του πλοίου, τη συμμόρφωση με τους κανονισμούς ασφαλείας, το κλείσιμο των γκαράζ του πλοίου κατά τη διάρκεια του ταξιδιού, την έρευνα των αιτιών της πυρκαγιάς και της εξάπλωσής της, τον τρόπο με τον οποίο πραγματοποιήθηκε η εκκένωση και η διάσωση,

ΔΕΧΘΗΚΕ το αίτημα του Εισαγγελέως,

ΔΙΟΡΙΣΕ ομάδα 5 πραγματογνωμόνων (πολλοί από τους οποίους εκτέλεσαν χρέη πραγματογνώμονα και στην υπόθεση  του ναυαγίου του Costa Concordia) και

ΠΡΟΣΔΙΟΡΙΣΕ την ανάθεση της πραγματογνωμοσύνης και τη σαφή διατύπωση των ερωτημάτων στα οποία θα κληθούν να απαντήσουν, στις 22.05.2015 στο Δικαστήριο του Μπάρι στις 9.30 π.μ.

Επίσης, διατάσσει την κοινοποίηση αυτού του εγγράφου σε όλα τα εμπλεκόμενα μέρη, περιλαμβανομένων και των επιβατών και μάλιστα (και) με δημόσιο τρόπο (δημοσίευση σε ιστότοπους κλπ.).

EFSYN_23042015-1Οι δικηγόροι του pool Giustizia per Norman Atlantic με τους οποίους συνεργαζόμαστε στενά θα παραστούν στη σχετική ακρόαση εκπροσωπώντας τις οικογένειες θυμάτων και τους επιβάτες για τους οποίους έχουν ήδη υποβάλει μηνύσεις και θα καλέσουν εκ νέου ενώπιον του Δικαστηρίου τις εγκαλούμενες εταιρίες ΑΝΕΚ και VISEMAR να υποβάλουν επίσημα σοβαρές προτάσεις αποζημίωσης και χρηματικής ικανοποίησης των οικογενειών των θυμάτων και των επιβατών, ανταποκρινόμενες στις τραγικές συνθήκες του ατυχήματος , ενώ την επόμενη εβδομάδα (και πάντως πριν τις 22/05/2015) θα υποβάλουν εκ νέου αίτημα στον αρμόδιο Εισαγγελέα για τη λήψη δείγματος DNA από μέλη των οικογενειών αγνοουμένων του τραγικού ναυαγίου.

REALNEWS_19042015-1Επισημαίνεται ότι μετά την ολοκλήρωση της ως άνω πραγματογνωμοσύνης θα καταστεί δυνατή και η αναμενόμενη από καιρό επιστροφή στους επιβάτες του Norman Atlantic και όσων προσωπικών αντικειμένων και οχημάτων τους ανήκουν και δεν καταστράφηκαν από την εκδηλωθείσα το πλοίο πυρκαγιά.

                                                                                                 Κρίτων Μεταξόπουλος                                                                                               Δικηγόρος, LL.M.

Norman Atlantic: l’Avv. Bulgheroni in Procura a Bari

cesare bullL’Avv. Cesare Bulgheroni del nostro pool si è recato oggi dì nuovo in Procura della Repubblica a Bari per incontrare i responsabili delle indagini sull’incendio del Norman Atlantic, tuttora in corso, al fine di verificare lo stato delle stesse e coordinare i prossimi appuntamenti; è previsto infatti per il giorno 28.04.2015 il conferimento di incarico ai consulenti della Procura per svolgere ulteriori esami ed accertamenti tecnici non ripetibili ex art. 360 c.p.p. nei confronti dei nuovi indagati (due membri equipaggio), nell’estrazione dei dati ed analisi dal sistema di rilevamento incendi (autosafe – fire alarm control panel) la cui centrale è collocata sulla plancia della nave ormeggiata in banchina a Bari, e nella estrazione dei dati contenuti nel telefono cellulare Samsung in uso al Comandante Argilio Giacomazzi la notte dell’incidente. Inoltre i PM di Bari dovranno decidere se procedere alle notifiche riguardo alla richiesta di incidente probatorio tramite pubblici proclami o con notifiche dirette a tutte le parti offese. Ad oggi ancora non è stata fissata la data di prima udienza per l’incidente probatorio che dovrebbe svolgersi quanto prima. Proseguono infine le operazione di identificazione delle vittime e di analisi DNA dei corpi rinvenuti a bordo ed in mare, ultimo caso circa due settimane fa ad Ostuni.

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Mr. Cesare Bulgheroni, one of th lawyers of our pool went today again in the Prosecutor’s Office in Bari to meet the investigators on the case of Norman Atlantic, still in progress, in order to check the status of the same and coordinate the upcoming events; it is expected for the day 28/04/2015 the transfer of assignment to the consultants of the prosecutor to conduct further tests and technical assessments not repeatable art. 360 Code of Criminal Procedure against the new investigated (two crew members), data extraction and analysis from the fire detection system (Autosafe – fire alarm control panel) whose center panel lies on the bridge of the ship moored at the quay in Bari, and in the extraction of data from the Samsung phone in use to the Commander Argilio Giacomazzi the night of the accident. In addition, the PM of Bari will have to decide whether to make the notifications concerning the request for the probative evidence hearing through public proclamations or notifications direct to all offended parties. The date still has not been fixed for the first hearing in the recording of evidence procedure that should take place as soon as possible. Finally, it continue operation of victims identification and DNA analysis of the bodies found on board and at sea, the last event about two weeks ago in Ostuni.

Norman Atlantic complaint’s terms close to expire – scadenza termini per la querela

nassNORMAN ATLANTIC: THE FINAL TERM TO FILE THE COMPLAINT IS NEAR!

It’s necessary for every survivor of the Norman Atlantic shipwreck to know that, as established by art. 124 of the Italian Criminal Code, their right to present criminal complaint against the responsible for the damages they have suffered as a result of the wrong maneuvers of the NA’s commander and his crew, and against directors of Visemar and Anek Lines, responsible for not correctly examined and equipped ship with all possible measures to prevent accidents, prescribing for minor crimes- such as, for example, personal injuries that could heal in less than 20 days- in the term of three months from the moment in which the event happened.

In this way, in fact, who will present a criminal complaint – explaining what happened in the night of the 27th December 2014 aboard of the NA and after the beginning of the emergency and in the following hours – have the right to ask to be compensated for the damages suffered for the wreck directly in the criminal trial that will be conducted in Bari (Italy) against the Commander and against the Directors of the two Companies involved in the crimes (Visemar as the owner of the vessel and Anek Lines as the operator of the line with the Norman Atlantic).

Not only. Who will file a criminal complaint against the Commander and against the Directors of Visemar and Anek Lines will have even a stronger position in the negotiations that we are conducting with Visemar and Anek out of Court, to get the best possible compensation of the damages suffered by the survivors of the NA’s shipwreck.

Considering that the facts happened between the 27 and the 30 December 2014, the final term to file a criminal complaint for the crimes suffered during the wreck will expire the 28th of March 2015.

We are ready to assist anyone in Italy, it is here that will take place the criminal trial and the jurisdiction of this shipwreck is undoubtedly Italian because the ship in registered in Bari (ITALIA), and to submit criminal complaints for the events that occurred during the hours of the emergency aboard the NA.

The staff of Justice for the Norman Atlantic’s wreck.


NORMAN ATLANTIC: IL TERMINE ULTIMO PER PROPORRE LA DENUNCIA È VICINO.

E’ necessario far sapere a tutti i superstiti del naufragio del Norman Atlantic che, come disposto dall’art. 124 del Codice Penale Italiano, il loro diritto a presentare denunce penali contro i responsabili dei danni che hanno subito, a causa delle manovre errate del Comandante del NA e del suo equipaggio, e contro i direttori di Visemar e Anek lines, responsabili dell’accaduto per non aver correttamente esaminato e dotato la nave di ogni possibile misura per evitare incidenti, si prescrive per i reati minori- quali ad esempio le lesioni personali guaribili in meno di 20 giorni- nel termine di 3 mesi dal momento in cui è accaduto il fatto.

In questo modo infatti, chi presenterà una denuncia penale, spiegando cosa è successo nella notte del 27 dicembre 2014 a bordo del NA, dopo l’inizio dell’emergenza e nelle ore successive, avrà il diritto di chiedere di essere risarcito dei danni subiti a causa del naufragio, direttamente nel processo penale che sarà condotto a Bari (Italia), contro il comandante e contro i direttori delle due compagnie coinvolte (Visemar nella qualità di proprietario della nave e Anek come operatore di linea del NA).

Ma non solo. Chi presenterà una denuncia penale contro il comandante e contro i direttori di Visemar e Anek lines godrà anche di una posizione più forte nelle negoziazioni che noi stiamo conducendo con Visemar e Anek al di fuori del Tribunale, per far ottenere il miglior risarcimento possibile per i danni subiti ai superstiti del naufragio del Norman Atlantic.

Considerando che i fatti sono accaduti tra il 27 e il 30 dicembre 2014, il termine finale per proporre la denuncia per i crimini subiti durante il naufragio scadrà il 28 MARZO 2015.

Siamo pronti ad assistere chiunque in Italia, è qui che si terrà il processo penale e la giurisdizione di questo naufragio è indubbiamente italiana perché la nave è registrata a Bari(Italia), e siamo pronti a presentare denunce penali per gli eventi accaduti durante le ore dell’emergenza a bordo del Norman Atlantic.

Lo staff di Giustizia per il naufragio del Norman Atlantic.

Η ΔΙΚΑΣΤΙΚΗ ΑΠΟΦΑΣΗ ΓΙΑ ΤΟ CONCORDIA ΘΕΜΕΛΙΩΝΕΙ ΔΙΚΑΙΩΜΑΤΑ ΑΚΟΜΑ ΚΑΙ ΓΙΑ ΤΟΥΣ ΕΠΙΒΑΤΕΣ TOY NORMAN ATLANTIC

+++TAGLIO+++ GROSSETO: COSTA  CONCORDIA  TRIALΗ ομάδα των δικηγόρων μας, που συμμετείχε και στη δίκη του Concordia, πέτυχε την υψηλότερη αποζημίωση που δόθηκε ποτέ σε επιβάτες –χωρίς σωματικές βλάβες- για το πλοίο που βυθίστηκε έξω από τη νήσο Τζίλιο: το δικαστήριο του Γκροσέτο καταδίκασε τον καπετάνιο Φραντσέσκο Σκετίνο σε 16 χρόνια φυλάκιση και την εταιρεία Costa Cruises σε καταβολή αποζημίωσης στους επιβάτες που εκπροσωπούνταν ως πολιτική αγωγή στην ποινική δίκη.

 Το δικαστήριο του Γκροσέτο, μετά από ΔΥΟ ΜΟΛΙΣ ΧΡΟΝΙΑ ΔΙΚΗΣ, καταδίκασε τον καπετάνιο Φραντσέσκο Σκετίνο σε 16 χρόνια φυλάκιση και την εταιρεία Costa Cruises σε καταβολή αποζημίωσης στους επιβάτες που εκπροσωπούνταν ως πολιτική αγωγή στην ποινική δίκη.

Η αρχική βάση της αποζημίωσης των 30.000€, ανήλθε ΜΟΝΟ ΓΙΑ ΤΟΥΣ ΠΕΛΑΤΕΣ ΜΑΣ στις 50.000€ για τον καθένα, σχεδόν ΠΕΝΤΕ ΦΟΡΕΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΥΤΕΡΗ ΤΗΣ ΑΡΧΙΚΗΣ ΠΡΟΣΦΟΡΑΣ ΠΟΥ ΔΕΧΤΗΚΑΝ ΟΙ ΠΕΡΙΣΣΟΤΕΡΟΙ ΕΠΙΒΑΤΕΣ, εξέλιξη που αποδεικνύει την ποιότητα των προσπαθειών μας στο χειρισμό της αγωγής αποζημίωσης στα πλαίσια της ποινικής δίκης.

 Άλλες δικηγορικές εταιρείες αναφέρονται σε απλές πιθανότητες, εμείς τις κάνουμε πράξεις, κάνοντας τη διαφορά. ΚΑΜΙΑ από τις Ελληνικές ή διεθνείς δικηγορικές εταιρείες ΠΟΥ ΣΥΜΜΕΤΕΙΧΕ ΣΤΗΝ ΠΟΙΝΙΚΗ ΔΙΚΗ ΤΟΥ CONCORDIA δεν πέτυχε το ύψος της αποζημίωσης που κέρδισαν οι δικοί μας πελάτες σε αυτή την υπόθεση. Καμία. Όλες τους προσδιόρισαν τη θέση των πελατών τους με ελάχιστες διαπραγματεύσεις.

 Και αυτή είναι μόνο μια προσωρινή μερική καταβολή, με την επιφύλαξη της τελικής διευθέτησης στην αστική δίκη, κατά την οποία θα μπορέσουμε να αποδείξουμε τις πρόσθετες βλάβες και να επιτύχουμε ως τελική καταδίκη την καταβολή, όπως έχει ζητηθεί, 150-300.000€ ανά επιβάτη, ανάλογα με το βαθμό των σωματικών βλαβών κάθε επιβάτη, σύμφωνα με τις ιατρικές συμβουλές των ειδικών μας.

    • Παρέχεται το δικαίωμα αποζημίωσης για βλάβες που θεωρούνται διαταραχή μετα-τραυματικού στρες στους πελάτες μας, ακόμα και ελλείψει συγκεκριμένων φαρμακολογικών θεραπειών και ιατρικών πιστοποιήσεων.
  • Παρέχεται το δικαίωμα επιστροφής των ζημιών για την απώλεια προσωπικών αντικειμένων επί του πλοίου.

  • Παρέχεται το δικαίωμα επιστροφής των δικαστικών εξόδων.

Εν προκειμένω, είναι περιττό να ειπωθεί, ότι οι προσδοκίες αποζημίωσης για τους επιβάτες του Norman Atlantic είναι αντικειμενικά και σημαντικά υψηλότερες από εκείνες των επιβατών του Costa Concordia, καθώς η εμπειρία των πρώτων ήταν, εκτός από κάποιες σπάνιες περιπτώσεις, δραματικά εντονότερη, τόσο από την άποψη της ψυχολογικής και σωματικής καταπόνησης, όσο και εξαιτίας της άνω των 72 ωρών διάρκειας της καταστροφικής εμπειρίας, σε σύγκριση με τις λίγες ώρες που μεσολάβησαν μέχρι τη βύθιση του Costa Concordia.

IMG_6674Σε πολλές περιπτώσεις, η απώλεια περιουσίας είναι απείρως υψηλότερη, δεδομένου ότι το Norman Atlantic δεν ήταν κρουαζιερόπλοιο, αλλά οχηματαγωγό, με το οποίο ταξίδευαν αρκετοί επιβάτες με τα γεμάτα αντικείμενα και αγαθά οχήματά τους, επαγγελματίες οδηγοί με ακριβά φορτηγά, ενώ αρκετοί φορτωτές έχασαν εμπόρευμα τεράστιας αξίας.

Επομένως, είναι επιτακτικό για τους επιβάτες του Norman Atlantic να συμμετάσχουν στις εκκρεμείς ποινικές διαδικασίες στο Μπάρι και να διδαχθούν από τις εμπειρίες των άλλων: Μην κάνετε το ίδιο λάθος που έκαναν πολλοί επιβάτες του Concordia, οι οποίοι αποδέχθηκαν αμέσως την αρχική πρόταση (11.000€) ή αποκόπηκαν από την ποινική δίκη, καθώς κάποιοι αποφάσισαν να ακολουθήσουν τις ενώσεις καταναλωτών ή τις διεθνείς δικηγορικές εταιρείες που υπόσχονται αποζημιώσεις εκατομμυρίων μέσω της ομαδικής αγωγής ή αστικών υποθέσεων που εξακολουθούν να περιμένουν την ολοκλήρωσή τους και δεν φτάνουν ποτέ σε αυτά τα επίπεδα.

Σε σχέση με την καταδίκη του Concordia, επισημαίνουμε τα ακόλουθα:

  • Πετύχαμε την αναγνώριση του δικαιώματος των επιβατών να διεκδικήσουν αποζημίωση για διαταραχή μετα-τραυματικού στρες σε ένα ναυάγιο, και όχι μόνο εάν έχουν υποστεί σωματική βλάβη.
  • Θέσαμε το ζήτημα των τιμωρητικών αποζημιώσεων (punitive damages) και θα το ξανακάνουμε στην υπόθεση του Norman Atlantic.
  • Αποδείξαμε ότι οι προσφορές που γίνονται από εταιρείες, βάσει των δικών τους κριτηρίων (που αφορούν ενώσεις καταναλωτών) είναι απαράδεκτες και ότι οι εναγόμενοι καταδικάστηκαν σε καταβολή αποζημίωσης έως και πέντε φορές πάνω από την αρχική προσφορά που έκανε η εταιρεία Costa Crociere.
  • Αποδείξαμε στις ασφαλιστικές εταιρείες ότι η ποινική δίκη δεν είναι μια επ’ άπειρον διαδικασία και ότι σε μόλις δύο χρόνια τους αναγκάσαμε να καταβάλουν πάνω από 50.000€ ως προσωρινή μερική καταβολή, δηλαδή 5 φορές περισσότερο από την τελική προσφορά τους.
  • Αντιμετωπίζουμε την ίδια ασφαλιστική εταιρεία (P&I), αυτή της Costa Crociere, οπότε οι διαπραγματεύσεις πρέπει να διεξαχθούν βάσει των αποτελεσμάτων που ήδη έχουμε πετύχει και του ποιοι είμαστε.
  • Το ποσό αυτό (50.000€) θα αυξηθεί τότε, όσον αφορά την ομάδα μας που ήδη πέτυχε προσωρινά αποτελέσματα, ανεβάζοντας την αρχική παράμετρο της αποζημίωσης για τους επιβάτες του Norman Atlantic.

ΕΠΙΚΟΙΝΩΝΗΣΤΕ ΜΑΖΙ ΜΑΣ ΓΙΑ ΝΑ ΣΑΣ ΕΝΗΜΕΡΩΣΟΥΜΕ ΓΙΑ ΤΙΣ ΚΙΝΗΣΕΙΣ ΜΑΣ, ΤΟΝ ΤΡΟΠΟ ΔΡΑΣΗΣ ΜΑΣ Ή ΤΗΝ ΑΜΟΙΒΗ ΜΑΣ.

CONCORDIA JUDGMENT ESTABLISH RIGHTS EVEN FOR PASSENGERS OF NORMAN ATLANTIC

IMG_6830Our pool of lawyers, who followed also the Concordia trial, gets the highest liquidation ever for damages to passengers – without physical injuries – of the  ship sunken out of the island of Giglio: the Court of Grosseto sentenced to 16 years in prison Captain Francesco Schettino and condemns Costa Cruises company to pay compensation to passengers who were constituted as civil parties in the criminal trial.

The Court of Grosseto, in ONLY TWO YEARS OF TRIAL, sentenced to 16 years in prison Captain Francesco Schettino and condemns Costa Cruises company to pay compensation to passengers who were constituted as civil parties in the criminal trial.

Liquidation basis of € 30.000,00, but ONLY FOR OUR CLIENTS, compensation rise up to euro 50.000,00 each, almost FIVE TIMES THE ORIGINAL OFFER ACCEPTED BY MOST PASSENGERS, demonstrating the quality of our efforts and the convenience of action for damages in the criminal trial.

IMG_6674Other law firms speak of possibilities, we DO the facts and we have made a difference. NO ONE of the Greek or the international law firms WAS IN CRIMINAL CONCORDIA TRIAL and has  obtained compensation like our clients in this case. No one. They all closed their client’s positions with minor negotiations.

And this is only a down payment as provisional, subject to the final settlement in a civil trial where we can demonstrate the presence of additional damage and get to the final condemn to pay, as requested, of 150/300 thousand euro per passenger, according to the different proportion of biological damage demonstrated by each one, according to medical advices from our experts.

  • Granted the right to compensation for damage suffered as PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) to our clients, even in the absence of specific pharmacological therapies and medical certifications.
  • Granted the right to reimbursement of damages for loss of personal property on board the ship
  • Granted the right to the reimbursement of legal expenses

IMG_6817Needless to say, in this regard, that expectations of compensation for Norman Atlantic’s passengers are objectively and greatly higher than those of the Costa Concordia, as their experience was, except in rare cases, dramatically more intense, both from the point of view of psychological and physical stress, both for the duration of the catastrophic experience, lasting up to 72 hours compared to a few hours in which occurred the sinking of the Costa Concordia.

In many cases the loss of personal property is infinitely higher, since the N.A. was not a cruise ship but a ferry, with people traveling on their cars full of all their objects and goods, and many expensive transporting trucks and also shippers lost merchandise of enormous value

For passengers of #NormanAtlantic, therefore, it is urgent to participate immediately to the ongoing criminal proceedings in Bari, and learn from the experience of others: do not make the same mistake as many passengers of Concordia, who readily accepted an initial proposal (11.00,00 euro) or being cut off the criminal trial, as some decided to follow the consumer associations or international law firms who have deluded about compensation millionaires through the class action or civil cases that still await an end and never reach these levels.

Through the Concordia sentence we can make the following remarks:

  • We got the recognition of entitlement for passengers to grant a compensation for PTSD from a shipwreck, and not only to physical damage;
  • we deployed a request for punitive damages and we will once again in the NA case.
  • We have shown that the offers made by companies, according to their criteria (dealing on consumer associations) are unacceptable, and they were sentenced to up to five times the final offer (take or leave it) that Costa Crociere did.
  • We have demonstrated to the insurance companies that the criminal trial is not an infinite ordeal and in only two years we got them to pay up to 50 thousand euro as a provisional down payment, 5 times more.
  • We are dealing with the same insurance company (P&I) of Costa Crociere, and then the negotiations will have to take account of the results that we got, and who we are
  • This amount (50 thousand euro) will then, for our pool that has achieved provisional results, raise the initial parameter for Compensation for passengers of Norman Atlantic.

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Norman Atlantic investigation and probative procedure close to a crucial start

IMG_6571Prosecutors that are investigating on the Norman Atlantic case, as soon as the transfer of the ship from Brindisi to Bari will take place, will begin the process of trial evidence probative accident; it is important to proceed with the formalization of passengers positions to the Prosecutor’s office in Bari, presenting the complaints form that we have provided and we are sending on behalf of all our clients;  it is also urgent to start claims for passengers and victim’s relatives damage compensation for the disaster, through a letter of the law firm to the companies Visemar and Anek Lines, as well as insurance. Please contact us for a free and immediate advice.


I Pubblici Ministeri che indagano sul caso Norman Atlantic, non appena il trasferimento della nave da Brindisi a Bari avrà luogo, daranno il via al procedimento di incidente probatorio; è importante procedere alla formalizzazione delle posizioni dei passeggeri alla Procura della Repubblica di Bari, presentando la denuncia-querela che abbiamo fornito e stiamo inviando a nome di tutti i nostri clienti; è anche urgente avviare le richieste di risarcimento danni dei passeggeri e parenti delle vittime del disastro, attraverso una lettera dello studio legale alle società Visemar e Anek Lines, così come alle assicurazioni. Contattateci per una consulenza gratuita ed immediata.


Οι εισαγγελείς που ερευνούν την υπόθεση Norman Ατλαντικού, μόλις η μεταβίβαση του πλοίου από Πρίντεζι προς Μπάρι θα πραγματοποιηθεί, θα ξεκινήσει η διαδικασία της δίκης αποδεικτικών στοιχείων αποδεικτικής ατύχημα? είναι σημαντικό να προχωρήσει με την επισημοποίηση των επιβατών θέσεις στο γραφείο του Εισαγγελέα στο Μπάρι, παρουσιάζοντας τα παράπονα αποτελούν ότι έχουμε δώσει και στέλνουμε για λογαριασμό όλων των πελατών μας? είναι επίσης επιτακτική ανάγκη να αρχίσουν απαιτήσεις για τους επιβάτες και τους συγγενείς αποζημίωσης για ζημίες του θύματος για την καταστροφή, μέσα από μια επιστολή του δικηγορικού γραφείου για τις εταιρείες Visemar και Anek Lines, καθώς και ασφάλιση. Παρακαλούμε επικοινωνήστε μαζί μας για μια ελεύθερη και άμεση παροχή συμβουλών.


Prokurorët që po hetojnë mbi rastin Norman Atlantik, sa më shpejt transferimin e anijes nga Brindisi për në Bari do të zhvillohet, do të fillojë procesin e provave gjyq aksidenti dëshmuese; është e rëndësishme që të vazhdojë me formalizimin e udhëtarëve pozitave të zyrës së Prokurorit në Bari, duke paraqitur ankesat formë që ne kemi dhënë dhe ne jemi të dërguar në emër të të gjithë klientët tanë; ajo është gjithashtu urgjente për të filluar pretendimet për udhëtarët dhe të afërmit kompensimin viktimës dëmit për katastrofën, përmes një letre të firmës ligjit të kompanive Visemar dhe Anek Lines, si dhe sigurim. Ju lutemi të na kontaktoni për një këshillë të lirë dhe të menjëhershme.


Yer alacak Bari, Brindisi geminin transferi en kısa sürede, Norman Atlantik davayla ilgili soruşturma Savcılar, deneme kanıt delil kaza süreci başlayacak; bu şikayetleri sağladık ve tüm müşterilerimiz adına gönderme olduğunu formu sunulması, Bari Cumhuriyet Savcılığı’na yolcu pozisyonların resmileştirilmesi devam etmek önemlidir; o yolcu ve şirketlerin VISEMAR ve Anek Hatları hukuk firması bir mektupla felaket için kurbanın yakınları hasar tazminat, iddialarını, hem de sigorta başlatmak için de acil. Özgür ve acil tavsiye için bizimle irtibata geçiniz.


Les procureurs qui enquêtent sur l’affaire Norman Atlantique, dès que le transfert du navire de Brindisi à Bari aura lieu, vont commencer le processus de témoignage au procès accident probante; il est important de procéder à la formalisation des passagers postes au bureau du procureur de Bari, présentant les plaintes font que nous avons fourni et nous envoyer au nom de tous nos clients; il est également urgent de commencer revendications pour les passagers et les parents dommages la rémunération de la victime de la catastrophe, par une lettre du cabinet d’avocats pour les entreprises Visemar et Anek Lines, ainsi que l’assurance. Se il vous plaît nous contacter pour un conseil gratuit et immédiat.

Mr. Metaxopoulos to Eleftheros Typos: “It is better for the Greek victims to address Italian Lawyers with their case”.

Interview given by our partner in Athens Mr. Metaxopoulos to a major, widely distributed Greek newspaper (Eleftheros Typos).

“It is better for the Greek victims to address Italian Lawyers / to approach Italian Lawyers with their case”.

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On the wreck of the Norman Atlantic were tamed the last active outbreaks and firefighters attempted a quick searching of the decks 1 and 2, where are the lower garage and remained there for a few minutes because of the intense smoke so it will be necessary perform inspections more detailed; Incredibly, and against all odds, the parked vehicles seems to be virtually intact or damage would be limited, so it is likely that at the dawn of December 28, the fire is originated elsewhere, in one of the upper levels (decks 3-4), and then we talk of a possible overload current to power, with the power of the ship, the refrigerated truck; no bodies were found.

For this it is assumed that might be recovered some parto fo transportations and means of transport and/or private cars, with perhaps – if not destroyed or ruined by extremely intense smokepart of their contents.

On board of the Norman Atlantic ship, in addition to a number of passengers – still undefined, were present a lot of other means, cargo, freights, trucks transporting goods, vegetables and containers which carried any various materials.

Damage caused to vehicles and goods carried: If you are a shipping company, a freight forwarder, a carrier or just a company that is been damaged in any means by embarking his shipment aboard the NormanAtlantic ferry, we will handle the complete case, for a possible recovery (as for today, it looks like vehicles at garage bridges 1 and 2 are incredibly intact!), and for full and fair compensation by Anek Lines as operator, Visemar as ship’s owner, or by their civil liables, the insurance companies.


 

norman-atlantic-sportellone[1]Sul relitto della Norman Atlantic sono stati domati gli ultimi focolai attivi e i vigili del fuoco hanno tentato una rapida perlustrazione dei ponti 1 e 2, dove si trovano i garage più bassi rimanendoci per pochi minuti a causa del fumo molto intenso per cui sarà necessario compiere ispezioni più approfondite; Incredibilmente, e contro ogni aspettativa, i mezzi parcheggiati sarebbero praticamente intatti od i danni sarebbero limitati, quindi è probabile che all’alba del 28 dicembre l’incendio sia scaturito altrove, in uno dei livelli superiori (ponti 3-4) e si torna a parlare di un possibile sovraccarico di corrente per alimentare, con la corrente della nave, i camion frigorifero; non sono stati rinvenuti corpi.

Per questo si ipotizza che possano essere recuperate una parte dei trasporti e dei mezzi, di trasporto e/o auto private, con ancora forse non distrutto o rovinato dal fumo intensissimo una parte del loro contenuto.

A bordo della nave Norman Atlantic, oltre a un certo numero di passeggeri ancora non definito, erano presenti molti altri mezzi, merci, carichi, camion che trasportano merci, ortaggi e container che portavano qualsiasi materiali vari. In merito ai danni causati ai veicoli e alle merci trasportate: Se siete una compagnia di trasporto, uno spedizioniere, un vettore o una società che è stata danneggiata in qualsiasi modo dall’imbarco della sua spedizione a bordo del traghetto NormanAtlantic, noi ci occupiamo del caso completo, per un possibile recupero (proprio oggi sembra che i veicoli a ponti garage 1 e 2 sono incredibilmente intatti!), e per il risarcimento completo ed equo da Anek Lines in qualità di operatore, Visemar come proprietario della nave, o dai loro responsabili civili, le compagnie di assicurazione .

NORMAN ATLANTIC: GLI AVVOCATI DEL POOL GIUSTIZIA PER LA CONCORDIA DENUNCIANO LA FALSIFICAZIONE DELLA LISTA PASSEGGERI E CHIEDONO IL SEQUESTRO DEI BENI CONTRO ANEK LINES E VISEMAR.

IMG_6537COMUNICATO STAMPA ANSA 08.01.2014: Falsificazione dei documenti di bordo, per motivi di risparmio sui costi, alla base del motivo per il quale a distanza di ben 11 giorni dall’incendio del traghetto Norman Atlantic ancora non si riesce ad avere una lista passeggeri definitiva, impedendo di conoscere l’esatto numero di dispersi tra i passeggeri, oltre ai clandestini.

Con il decreto 13.06.1986 del Ministero della Sanità è fatto obbligo a tutte le navi da crociera e navi traghetto abilitate al trasporto di 500 o più passeggeri, di assicurare la presenza di un medico a bordo. In base ad una circolare del Ministero dei Trasporti (14.07.2011), esiste però una possibile deroga nel caso in cui si imbarchino fino a 499 persone, con un notevole risparmio economico per la compagnia di navigazione.

Questo il possibile motivo per cui la lista passeggeri del traghetto andato in fiamme sarebbe proprio di 499 persone ed i conti delle presenze a bordo non tornano.

Per tale ragione gli avvocati Cesare Bulgeroni, Alessandra Guarini e Massimiliano Gabrielli, noti per il processo Concordia, stanno presentando, per conto di un gruppo di passeggeri del Norman Atlantic, una serie di denunce ex art. 432 c.p. per falsificazione dei documenti di bordo, ed hanno chiesto alla Procura di Bari di sottoporre a sequestro immediato tutti i beni in Italia della società greca Anek Lines e della compagnia armatrice Visemar, anche a garanzia dei futuri risarcimenti in favore dei passeggeri.

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Risarcimento danni Norman Atlantic: come fare!

norman atlantic in fiamme

Per i passeggeri della nave traghetto “Norman Atlantic”, della compagnia italiana di Bari “Visemar di Navigazione” e gestita dall’operatore marchigiano Agenzia Archibugi, colpita da un grave incendio a largo delle coste della Grecia, partito da Igoumenitsa e diretto ad Ancona, dopo la drammatica disavventura dell’abbandono nave in condizioni meteo particolarmente difficili, inizierà ora il calvario del risarcimento danni, della scelta sulla azione legale da attivare (civile o penale) e sulla scelta dell’avvocato a cui affidarsi.

Noi Vi suggeriamo sin da subito cosa fare, con un breve guida non solo su come e quando richiedere il risarcimento, ma come ottenere il massimo risarcimento, ed un piccolo vademecum da seguire, forti della esperienza in prima linea nei disastri marittimi a seguito del naufragio della Costa Concordia nel quale – a capo del pool di avvocati “Giustizia per la Concordia“, abbiamo rappresentato circa cento passeggeri nel processo penale contro il Comandante Schettino e siamo protagonisti delle azioni civili e risarcitorie per molti altri passeggeri che in precedenza si erano affidati ad agenzie per gestione dei sinistri, alle associazioni di categoria o dei consumatori, rimanendo tagliati fuori dal processo penale e dalle altre iniziative processuali in Italia che abbiamo promosso efficacemente da subito.

SIAMO GIA INTERVENUTI NEL ROGO NORMAN PER CONTO DI UN GRUPPO DI PASSEGGERI Continua a leggere

NORMAN ATLANTIC Compensations for passenger’s damages: what to do!

 

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For the passengers and workers of the Norman Atlantic ship, property of “Visemar di Navigazione” fleet and operated by the Agenzia Archibugi , destroyed by fire out of Greece costs, now begins the ordeal of seeking for damages compensation, and the hard choice between the possible legal action to activate (civil or criminal) and on the choice of a lawyer’s office to trust.

We suggest you right now what to do, with a short handbook on how to get the maximum compensation as a result of our deep experience on disaster of the Costa Concordia as leaders of the legal pool “Giustizia per la Concordia“, for personal injury, material damages, compensation for ruined vacation, compensation for lost property and items, expenses for transportation, etc.. etc..; we have represented about a hundred passengers in the criminal trial against Captain Schettino and we are leaders of civil actions for many other passengers who previously had entrusted other law firms, or consumer’s associations, as they ended being cutted off from the criminal trial and other procedural initiatives in Italy we promoted effectively and immediately . Continua a leggere

ΝΟΜΙΚΗ ΥΠΟΣΤΗΡΙΞΗ ΓΙΑ ΤΟ ΑΤΥΧΗΜΑ ΤΟΥ NORMAN ATLANTIC: ΠΩΣ ΘΑ ΔΙΕΚΔΙΚΗΣΕΤΕ ΤΗΝ ΑΠΟΖΗΜΙΩΣΗ

ΝΟΜΙΚΗ ΥΠΟΣΤΗΡΙΞΗ ΓΙΑ ΤΟ ΑΤΥΧΗΜΑ ΤΟΥ NORMAN ATLANTIC: ΠΩΣ ΘΑ ΔΙΕΚΔΙΚΗΣΕΤΕ ΤΗΝ ΑΠΟΖΗΜΙΩΣΗ

Για τους επιβάτες και το προσωπικό του πλοίου Norman Atlantic, ιδιοκτησία του στόλου της εταιρίας “Visemar di Navigazione” και υπό διαχείριση της εταιρίας Agenzia Archilbugi, που καταστράφηκε λόγω πυρκαγιάς λίγο έξω από τις ελληνικές ακτές, μόλις ξεκινάει η περιπέτεια για την αξίωση αποζημίωσης και η δύσκολη επιλογή της κατάλληλης νομικής οδού (αστικό ή ποινικό δίκαιο) και δικηγορικής εταιρίας, που θα αναλάβει τη διαχείριση μιας τόσο δύσκολης υπόθεσης. Τι μπορείτε να κάνετε για να λάβετε τη μέγιστη δυνατή αποζημίωση; Λόγω της συμμετοχής και εμπειρίας μας στην περίπτωση του ναυαγίου «Costa Concordia» μπορούμε να σας βοηθήσουμε να εγείρετε αξιώσεις για σωματικές και υλικές βλάβες , αποζημίωση για απώλεια περιουσιακών στοιχείων, δαπάνες μεταφοράς, αποζημίωση για μη ολοκλήρωση του πακέτου διακοπών κλπ. Έχουμε εκπροσωπήσει στο παρελθόν 100 επιβάτες στην ποινική δίκη κατά του Καπετάνιου του Costa Concordia, κ.Schettino και έχουμε συμβουλέψει εκατοντάδες άλλους επιβάτες σχετικά με αγωγέnorman atlantic in fiammeς που είχαν κατατεθεί είτε από άλλους δικηγόρους ή από ενώσεις καταναλωτών, που αρχικά δεν αποκλείσθηκαν από την ποινική δίκη αλλά με τη συμβολή μας καταφέραμε να τους εκπροσωπήσουμε άμεσα και αποτελεσματικά. Μην απευθυνθείτε σε Ενώσεις Καταναλωτών και δικηγόρους που δεν έχουν πείρα στο ναυτικό δίκαιο. Μην συμμετέχετε σε ομαδικές αγωγές. Η αποδοτικότερη λύση είναι να προσφύγετε ατομικά ενώπιον των δικαστηρίων για όσες βλάβες έχετε υποστεί. Πολλές δικηγορικές εταιρίες και σύνδεσμοι καταναλωτών δηλώνουν δημόσια πως οι ομαδικές αγωγές είναι ο πιο αποτελεσματικός τρόπος να διεκδικήσει ο επιβάτης αποζημίωση και μάλιστα προσδιορίζουν ήδη την αποζημίωση σε 10.000€ τουλάχιστον. Πιστεύουμε ότι οι αποζημιώσεις θα είναι υψηλότερες στην περίπτωση του Norman Atlantic καθώς υπάρχουν αρκετές ιδιαιτερότητες, όπως η εγκατάλειψη του πλοίου εν πλω σε σφοδρή κακοκαιρία (7-8 μποφόρ) που καθιστούσε τις προσπάθειες διάσωσης και περισυλλογής των ναυαγών εξαιρετικά δυσχερή. Οι συγκλονιστικές μαρτυρίες των επιβατών αποδεικνύουν την ιδιαίτερα δυσχερή κατάσταση: «Καιγόμαστε και βυθιζόμαστε, κανείς δεν μπορεί να μας σώσει», «Βοήθεια, είμαστε στο πλοίο ολομόναχοι», «Τα παπούτσια μας λιώνουν από τα φλεγόμενα πατώματα». Περίπου 150 άτομα διασώθηκαν από τις σωσίβιες λέμβους του Norman Atlantic, αλλά λόγω των κακών καιρικών συνθηκών η μεταφορά προς τα ελληνικά διασωστικά πλοία ήταν πολύ δύσκολη έως ακατόρθωτη. Πολλές από τις σωσίβιες λέμβους καήκαν από την φωτιά. Παράλληλα κάποια ελικόπτερα της ελληνική αεροπορίας προσπαθούσαν να διασώσουν μερικούς από τους 512 συνολικά επιβαίνοντες στο πλοίο. Όλοι οι επιβάτες δικαιούνται αποζημίωση από συμβατική ευθύνη της πλοιοκτήτριας εταιρίας, αλλά δικαιούνται και αποζημίωση για τις τυχόν παραβάσεις των προδιαγραφών των κανονισμών ασφαλείας καθώς και για τυχόν πλημμέλεια της πλοιοκτήτριας εταιρίας σχετικά με την ασφαλή προετοιμασία του πληρώματος για παρόμοιες καταστάσεις. Αυτοί οι παράγοντες μπορούν να επιδράσουν αυξητικά ως προς το ύψος της αποζημίωσης, κατά τη θεωρία της τιμωρητικής αποζημίωσης ή punitive damages , όπου σύμφωνα με το Δίκαιο των ΗΠΑ, επιπροσθέτως της τυπικής αποζημίωσης για βλάβες το δικαστήριο επιδικάζει τιμωρητική αποζημίωση ώστε να αποτρέψει την εταιρία από μελλοντικές τέτοιες εγκληματικές παραλείψεις. Γιατί η ομαδική αγωγή δεν ενδείκνυται; Μπορείτε να προστατέψετε τα δικαιώματά σας και να λάβετε την υψηλότερη δυνατή αποζημίωση. Οι ομαδικές αγωγές ενδείκνυται όταν πολλοί ενάγοντες για τους ίδιους λόγους απαιτούν μια μετριοπαθή αποζημίωση κάνοντας χρήση ενός δικηγόρου συλλογικά με σκοπό τη μείωση των εξόδων και αμοιβών. Η ζημία που προκύπτει από την εν πλώ πυρκαγιά στο Norman Atlantic δεν συνιστά μια τυπική περίπτωση αποζημίωσης κατά τις συνήθεις διαδικασίες των ενώσεων καταναλωτών κλπ. Η ατομική προσφυγή δίνει τη δυνατότητα να αξιοποιηθούν όλα τα ένδικα μέσα και να μην περιοριστεί ο ενάγων στην ελάχιστη αποζημίωση που συνήθως επιδικάζουν τα δικαστήρια σε περιπτώσεις ομαδικών αγωγών. Εξειδικευόμαστε στη μεσολάβηση και στην εξωδικαστική επίλυση διαφορών, η οποία ενδείκνυται για τη γρήγορη και άμεση εξασφάλιση αποζημίωσης απευθείας από την πλοιοκτήτρια εταιρία. Η εταιρία μας διαθέτει έμπειρους νομικούς συμβούλους και συνεργάτες στην Ιταλία (Ρώμη, Μιλάνο, Φιουμιτσίνο) με εξειδικευμένη γνώση κυρίως όσον αφορά τη Σύμβαση των Αθηνών σχετικά με τη θαλάσσια μεταφορά επιβατών και των αποσκευών τους. Για παράδειγμα, δίνεται η δυνατότητα βάσει της Σύμβασης των Αθηνών, σε περιπτώσεις αγωγής αποζημίωσης για σωματική βλάβη και θάνατο, ο ενάγων να επιλέξει την πιο ευνοϊκή δικαιοδοσία, δηλαδή την Ιταλική. Το εισιτήριο της κρουαζιέρας αναφέρει πως το Ιταλικό Δίκαιο ισχύει. Σε περιπτώσεις σωματικών βλαβών ο Ιταλικός Νόμος παρέχει πιο εκτεταμένα μέσα θεραπείας σε σχέση με τον Ελληνικό Νόμο. Το να βασιστείτε σε ενώσεις καταναλωτών, να εμπιστευθείτε αλλοδαπές δικηγορικές εταιρίες ή δικηγόρους που δεν ειδικεύονται σε αυτόν τον τομέα, θα οδηγήσει αναπόφευκτα στον διπλασιασμό των δικαστικών εξόδων και των χρεώσεων ανά ώρα που θα βαρύνουν οικονομικά εσάς. Παρακαλώ λάβετε υπόψη σας ακόμα ότι κάποιες μεγάλες εταιρίες ανά τον κόσμο απλά θα παρακάμψουν τους πελάτες τους στην ιταλική ένωση καταναλωτών, η οποία συνδέεται με δικηγόρους και ιταλικές δικηγορικές εταιρίες, προσπαθώντας να συγκεντρώσουν ικανό αριθμό ατόμων ώστε να καταθέσουν ομαδική αγωγή και θα σας ζητήσουν το μέγιστο των εξόδων επί της ομαδικής αγωγής με βάση υπολογισμού το ποσοστό του αμερικάνικου νομικού συστήματος: 40% των χρημάτων που θα κερδίσετε με την αγωγή! Επομένως, με το να καταθέσετε την ομαδική αγωγή μαζί τους, θα δώσετε τα χρήματά Σας στα διεθνή δικηγορικά γραφεία, στις ενώσεις καταναλωτών και στις ιταλικές δικηγορικές εταιρίες. Το δικηγορικό μας γραφείο στην Ιταλία (με γραφεία στο Μιλάνο, στη Ρώμη και στο Φιουμιτσίνο) αποτελείται από μία ομάδα πλήρως αγγλομαθών δικηγόρων, ειδικών σε υποθέσεις αποζημιώσεων σε περιπτώσεις ναυαγίων και στο ναυτικό δίκαιο, που εξασκούν το δίκαιο του τουρισμού και των ταξιδίων, καθώς και ειδικών στη μεσολάβηση. Χειριζόμαστε καθημερινά υποθέσεις είτε αστικής είτε/ και ποινικής δικαιοδοσίας σε ζητήματα αποζημιώσεων και ναυτικά θέματα. Για τη διεξαγωγή μίας υποθέσεως στην Ιταλία απαιτείται Ιταλός δικηγόρος που θα λάβει μέρος στη δίκη, επομένως αν ήδη έχετε κάποιον δικηγόρο που εμπιστεύεστε στη χώρα σας μπορούμε να συνεργαστούμε μαζί του, να χειριστούμε την υπόθεση υπό τις υποδείξεις του και να οδηγήσουμε την υπόθεση με την εμπειρία μας στο ιταλικό δίκαιο και την πρακτική στα εγχώρια δικαστήρια. Η εταιρία δεν έχει ακόμα επίσημα ανακοινώσει το πλήρες πακέτο αποζημίωσης για τους επιβαίνοντες στο πλοίο κατά τη διάρκεια της πυρκαγιάς. ΤΙ ΠΡΕΠΕΙ ΝΑ ΚΑΝΕΤΕ. ΜΕΡΙΚΕΣ ΠΡΩΤΕΣ ΣΥΜΒΟΥΛΕΣ: 1. Φτιάξτε μία λίστα όλων των πραγμάτων σας (κοσμήματα, ηλεκτρονικός εξοπλισμός, χρήματα, ρούχα κτλ) που χάθηκαν στο ναυάγιο. 2. Αναζητήστε τα ταξιδιωτικά έγγραφα (παραστατικό του ταξιδιού από ηλεκτρονικό ταχυδρομείο – e-mail-, ταξιδιωτικό πρακτορείο κτλ) και καταγράψτε όλα τα έξοδα ταξιδιού και επαναπατρισμού που κάνατε. 3. Για όσους από εσάς τραυματιστήκατε, κρατείστε αντίγραφα ιατρικών πιστοποιητικών και εξόδων, ενώ μετά την επιστροφή σας επισκεφθείτε το γιατρό σας για να εκδώσει ιατρική γνωμάτευση για άγχος και ψυχολογικό στρες οφειλόμενο σε «διαταραχή μετατραυματικού στρες» (PTSD). 4. Παρακαλώ επικοινωνήστε με τη δικηγορική μας εταιρία προκειμένου να στείλετε αμέσως και εντελώς δωρεάν ένα πρώτο έγγραφο με το οποίο θα ζητάτε αποζημίωση στην πλοιοκτήτρια (στο εξής έγγραφο δικαστικής διεκδίκησης), το οποίο διακόπτει κάθε παραγραφή ή και αποσβεστική προθεσμία (δεν πρόκειται για 10 ημέρες, όπως ίσως ακούσατε στις ειδήσεις στην τηλεόραση, αλλά σε κάθε περίπτωση είναι προτιμότερο να στείλετε το συντομότερο δυνατό το έγγραφο με τη ζημία που υπεστήκατε ώστε να εκκινήσει η νόμιμη τοκοφορία). 5. Σε περίπτωση τραυματισμού, αυτός υπόκειται στην ποινική διαδικασία και πρέπει να καταθέσετε έγκληση μέσα σε τρεις μήνες από το συμβάν (συστήνεται). 6. Η όλη διαδικασία με το γραφείο μας θα λάβει χώρα διαδικτυακά, χωρίς να απαιτείται η φυσική σας παρουσία στα γραφεία μας, μέσω ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου (e- mail) και μέσω διασυνδέσεων με κάμερα στο διαδίκτυο. Άλλως αν το προτιμάτε, μέσω προσωπικής συνάντησης στα γραφεία μας στο Μιλάνο, στη Ρώμη ή στο Φιουμιτσίνο ή και στις περισσότερες ιταλικές πόλεις. 7. Έχουμε ανοίξει μία γραμμή επικοινωνίας για συμβουλές αποζημιώσεως στην περίπτωση του ναυαγίου Concordia. ΠΡΟΣΟΧΗ: προσωπική παρουσία δεν απαιτείται εκτός σπάνιων και ειδικών περιπτώσεων. Δεν πιστεύουμε έτσι κι αλλιώς ότι θα οδηγηθούμε σε δίκη, καθώς η πιθανότητα συμβιβασμού που θα προκύψει από τη διαδικασία της μεσολάβησης, ενισχύεται από την ποινική υπόθεση και τα αποτελέσματα των ερευνών. Έτσι, το γραφείο μας εξουσιοδοτείται να λειτουργεί εξ ολοκλήρου διαδικτυακά, με ειδικές συνδέσεις βίντεο, πολύ εύκολες στη χρήση. Όλες οι αιτήσεις, τα έγγραφα και οτιδήποτε χρειαστεί θα αναρτηθεί στην ιστοσελίδα, θα σταλεί με ηλεκτρονικό μήνυμα, ή στην περίπτωση των πρωτότυπων εγγράφων μέσω ταχυδρομείου. Πιστεύουμε ότι όλοι οι επιβάτες θα δικαιούνται αποζημίωσης διαταραχής μετατραυματικού στρες (PTSD), επομένως είναι καλό να αποκτήσετε μία γνωμάτευση ειδικού ιατρού κατά την επιστροφή σας και να κρατήσετε όλες τις αποδείξεις στο όνομά σας. Προκειμένου να προχωρήσουμε προς όφελός σας, είναι επείγον να στείλετε την επιστολή στην οποία θα αξιώνετε τις καταγραφείσες ζημίες, αν δεν το έχετε ήδη πράξει. Αυτό θα είναι χωρίς καμία χρέωση, όπως και όλες οι άλλες δικές μας πρωτοβουλίες για λογαριασμό σας, καθώς λειτουργούμε υπό τη βάση κοινής συμφωνίας, ότι εάν δεν πάρετε τα λεφτά σας δεν θα αναζητήσουμε τα έξοδα και τις χρεώσεις μας. Είναι τόσο απλό. Εμείς θα πρέπει να έχουμε αντίγραφο του εισιτηρίου σας και κατόπιν αυτού θα λάβετε από εμάς όλα τα έγγραφα: ερωτηματολόγια, την αναφορά και το συμφωνητικό. Λάβετε παρακαλώ υπόψη σας ότι το γραφείο μας κάνει μία σημαντική προσπάθεια να συγκεντρώσει όλες τις λεπτομέρειες από τους επιβάτες και τις αρχές, προκειμένου να καταθέσει μήνυση για όλους τους πελάτες μας, διότι πιστεύουμε ότι αυτός είναι ο καλύτερος και ο πιο αποτελεσματικός τρόπος να ανοίξει ο δρόμος προς την αλήθεια για το τι συνέβη και για τα περιουσιακά στοιχεία της εταιρίας προκειμένου να επιτευχθούν υψηλές αποζημιώσεις. Είμαστε πεπεισμένοι ότι θα εμπιστευθείτε κυρίως την αφοσίωσή μας στο συμφέρον σας. Επικοινωνήστε μαζί μας τώρα, χωρίς δέσμευση χρέωσης, για δωρεάν συμβουλές και άμεσες απαντήσεις!

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