HMS Bounty Hurricane Sandy Shipwreck Illustrates Complexity of Potential Negligence Issues

In many situations, injuries and fatalities are an unavoidable byproduct of natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy. However, many people might fare better when other parties act responsibly before, during or after these tragic events. No matter what underlying circumstances cause your accidental injuries, an experienced North Carolina personal injury attorney can help distinguish between preventable and unpreventable injuries.

An October 30, 2012 ABC News report of the wreck of the HMS Bounty off the coast of North Carolina raises a number of potential questions pertaining to possible negligence on the part of the captain and the cruise line. The news story reports the death of a passenger on the ship. And, while the captain was missing at that time, the Coast Guard called off the search on November 2.

In spite of ample warnings of a storm provided by forecasters, the ship set out as scheduled. Moreover, reports raised concerns that the ship may have rescinded a distress call to the Coast Guard. While investigations are underway about these and other issues surrounding the HMS Bounty incident, it illustrates the importance of seeking advice from an experienced North Carolina accident lawyer when you suspect negligence may contribute to injuries sustained in any accident – even during a natural disaster.

When other parties act negligently or fail to take appropriate protective actions – or even if the negligence of other individuals causes injuries during the aftermath – the law may recognize their liability for the injuries sustained by victims.

The Lanier Law Group, P.A. takes on all types of personal injury claims and lawsuits for clients throughout North Carolina from our multiple office locations in the state. Our dedicated attorneys have the resources to conduct thorough investigations of the circumstances behind the injuries our clients sustain. As we guide our clients through potentially complex legal cases, we handle the details to reduce the stress and help provide the time needed for healing. 

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