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Two years from the Norman Atlantic tragedy – Due anni dalla tragedia Norman Atlantic

norman-atlantic-in-fiammeExactly two years ago, on December the 28th 2014, the NORMAN ATLANTIC ferry, property of the Italian shipowner VISEMAR and rented by the Greek company ANEK LINES, departed from Greece and directed to Ancona, caught fire in the middle of the night off the Albanian coast, and in short time went drifting off the Adriatic sea, in a storm of six meters waves and force 8 wind, with almost 500 people on board and overrun with cars, trucks and Tir carrying goods from Greece to Italy, especially olive oil, which would then fuel the flames for days. The origins of the fire are still under investigation, via a procedure of recording evidence that, as required by the Public Prosecutor of Bari, will have to verify not only the evolution of the shipping incident, but also, and above all, the possible Crew responsibilities in emergency management on board, and the companies ones for malfunctions, as it seemed clear from the start, that the latter turned the fire – started from the deck 4 of the ship, in a real holocaust for dozens of people, 10 dead and over 19 missing, imprisoning the rest of the survivors on the top and outside deck of the ship, drifting inexorably and internally devoured by flames, and to be recovered only by helicopter and transferred one by one. A difficult rescue operation because of adverse weather and sea conditions, and that, despite having involved over 20 merchant and naval ships of different nationalities and several rescue helicopters, lasted for more than two days – an infinite time for those caught between the grip of toxic smokes, flames, incandescent floors and the icy cold of the water jets – sprayed continuously by emergency ships. The very few who managed to take their seats on lifeboats or reach the floating boat dropped overboard, lived an experience of terror and horror, even worse than those who remained trapped on the burning ferry.

No fire alarm was issued, no warning from the crew, and the passengers awoke at night between coulters of smoke and panic scenes. A panic which released – in many – the worst in human race. The first to abandon ship were some of the crew, dropping quickly the only usable lifeboat, with just a third of its precious capacity of persons. During the retrieve of the passengers using the baskets lowered from helicopters, others have literally attacked the rescuers, with bites and punches, just to be saved first, others refused to leave priority to women and children. Some people threw himself into the water to escape the flames, and was quickly swallowed by the waves of the icy December sea. Some bodies of drowned victims were found after days, torn apart by evident shark bites. Nearly twenty people are missing, but the count of those missing is certainly more serious, considering the presence on board of many illegal immigrants.

In the tragedy – however – there were also scenes of altruism and heroism, as in the case of the Orthodox priest who generously helped many shipwrecked persons to climb the dangerous rope ladder thrown by the rescue ship to the lifeboat on which they stood, leaving the way to all families before falling into the sea and get lost forever; or the greek doctor, who still works in Italy, which remained on board the ferry up until the end, providing his assistance to fellow sufferers, or like some truck drivers who, at great personal risk, managed to hook the towing tugs cable to the Norman Atlantic.

A horror lived in long and intense measure, in extreme psychophysical and weather conditions, which left indelible marks inside all people escaped from death, diagnosed in terms of “post-traumatic stress disorder“, studied for the first time in World War I and Vietnam veterans, and then ascertained as a psychological pathology, typical of disaster survivors, as in the case of the collapse of the twin towers.

After two years we are still waiting for the closing stage of the preliminary investigation by the magistracy and experts appointed by the Criminal Court of Bari. A report that will hopefully shed some light on the many shadows that since the beginning we have emphasized, with regard to ship-owners, the carrier, crew, those who certified the ship but also – and above all – in the maritime great transportation system, where the law of profit – too often – seems to prevail over the safety rules and accident prevention.

Avv. Massimiliano Gabrielli a bordo del norman atlanticOur team “Giustizia per Norman Atlantic” has represented so far about fifty people whose lives were devastated in various ways in the shipping incident, as passengers or as family members of victims or missing. Since the early days we were involved because of our experience in maritime disasters such as the sinking of the “Concordia” and “Jolly Nero“, and directly in the forefront we have provided (in person) assistance for immediate needs and to return home several families, support in the investigations on the DNA for the possible identification of missing persons, aid for the recover of the vehicles following the withdrawal of the vessel seizure (a year and a half after the accident), and then starting – on one hand – filing about 50 complaints and an intense work of investigations in the criminal proceedings – through our consultants and accessing the ship, and – on the other side – opening the negotiations with Anek & Visemar lawyers, in order to achieve a fair and honorable compensation in favor of our clients. Continua a leggere

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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.

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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

LA SENTENZA CONCORDIA STABILISCE DIRITTI ANCHE PER I PASSEGGERI DEL NORMAN ATLANTIC

+++TAGLIO+++ GROSSETO: COSTA  CONCORDIA  TRIALIl nostro pool di legali che ha seguito il processo Concordia, ottiene la liquidazione più alta dei danni tra i passeggeri – senza infortuni fisici – della nave affondata all’isola del Giglio: il Tribunale di Grosseto in SOLO DUE ANNI DI PROCESSO, condanna a 16 anni di carcere il comandante Francesco Schettino e condanna Costa Crociere a pagare un risarcimento ai passeggeri che si erano costituiti come parti civili nel processo penale.

Liquidazione base di € 30.000,00, ma, SOLO PER I NOSTRI CLIENTI, i risarcimenti salgono fino a 50.000,00 euro a testa, circa il quintuplo della offerta originaria, dimostrando la qualità del nostro impegno e la convenienza di agire per danni nel processo penale.

Altri studi legali parlano di possibilità, noi facciamo i fatti ed abbiamo fatto la differenza. NESSUNO degli altri studi legali greci od internazionali ERA NEL PROCESSO PENALE CONCORDIA ed ha ottenuto risarcimenti come noi per questo caso. Nessuno. Hanno tutti chiuso le posizioni dei loro clienti con accordi molto inferiori.

IMG_6833E si tratta solo di un acconto provvisionale, soggetto a liquidazione definitiva in un giudizio civile dove poter dimostrare la presenza di danni ulteriori ottenendo la condanna a pagamento finale, come richiesto, di 150/300mila euro per ogni passeggero, in base alla diversa percentuale di danno biologico dimostrato da ognuno secondo le consulenze mediche dei nostri esperti.

  • Riconosciuto il diritto al risarcimento per danno subito per PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) ai nostri assistiti, anche in assenza di particolari terapie farmacologiche e certificazioni mediche.
  • Riconosciuto il diritto al rimborso dei danni per la perdita di beni personali a bordo della nave
  • Riconosciuto il diritto al rimborso delle spese legali

IMG_6674Inutile sottolineare, al riguardo, che le aspettative di risarcimento dei passeggeri del Norman Atlantic sono oggettivamente e grandemente più alte di quelli della Costa Concordia, poichè la loro esperienza è stata, salvo rari casi, drammaticamente più intensa, sia da un punto di vista di stress psicologico e fisico, sia per la durata della esperienza catastrofica, durata fino a 72 ore in confronto alle poche ore in cui si è verificato il naufragio della Costa Concordia

In molti casi la perdita di beni di proprietà personale è stata infinitamente più alta, poichè non si trattava di una nave da crociera ma di un traghetto, dove le persone viaggiavano con le loro auto piene di tutti i loro oggetti e beni, e i molti autocarri trasportavano i loro preziosi carichi e anche gli spedizionieri hanno perso merce di enorme valore

Per i passeggeri del #NormanAtlantic, quindi, è urgente prendere parte da subito ai procedimenti penali in corso a Bari, e imparare dalla esperienza di altri: non commettete lo stesso errore di molti passeggeri della Concordia, che accettarono la proposta iniziale (11.00,00 euro) oppure sono rimasti tagliati fuori dal processo penale quando hanno deciso di seguire le associazioni consumatori o gli studi legali internazionali che li hanno illusi su risarcimenti milionari attraverso la class action o cause civili che ancora attendono una fine e non raggiungeranno mai questi livelli.

Attraverso la sentenza Concordia possiamo fare le seguenti considerazioni:

  • abbiamo ottenuto il riconoscimento del diritto dei passeggeri al risarcimento per PTSD da naufragio e non solo ai danni fisici
  • abbiamo messo in campo la richiesta di danni punitivi
  • abbiamo dimostrato che le offerte formulate dalle compagnie secondo i loro criteri (accordo con associazioni consumatori) sono inaccettabili, e sono stati condannati fino al quintuplo della offerta prendere o lasciare che venne formulata
  • abbiamo dimostrato alle compagnie assicurative che il processo penale non è un calvario infinito ed in solo due anni siamo arrivati alla condanna a pagare fino a 50mila euro come acconto provvisionale
  • abbiamo a che fare con la stessa compagnia assicurativa (P&I) della Costa Crociere e quindi le trattative terranno conto dei risultati che abbiamo ottenuto e di chi siamo
  • questa somma (50mila euro) sarà quindi, per il nostro pool che l’ha ottenuta come risultato provvisionale, il parametro iniziale per il risarcimento dei passeggeri del Norman Atlantic.

CONTATTATECI URGENTEMENTE PER INFORMAZIONI SULLE NOSTRE INIZIATIVE E CONDIZIONI 

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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