New Costa Concordia Passenger Video Affirms Negligence Claim by Survivors of
Hungarian Band Leader Who Died Trying to Save Others
NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2012
NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being released by
Ronai & Ronai, LLP:
There is now conclusive independent video evidence that Sandor Feher, the
Hungarian bandleader on the ill-fated Costa Concordia, gave his own life
trying to save fellow passengers, according to the attorneys representing Mr.
Feher's estate in its Federal wrongful death and negligence Complaint against
the ship's owner-operator.
Mr. Feher was issued a first responder's yellow jacket and assigned by ship
personnel to help coordinate the chaotic evacuation of thousands, explained
Peter Ronai, who along with his partner Holly Ostrov Ronai represent Mr.
Feher's estate and the four members of his performing troupe that were injured
in the accident.
"We now know conclusively that those in charge directed Mr. Feher, despite his
complete lack of training to perform the key role of first responder," said
"Eyewitness accounts, supported by the passenger-phone video, reveal that he
acted with valor on instinct alone and helped others until his last dying
"Mr. Feher's only pre-cruise training was as a violinist. He and others
pressed into service were not properly prepared to help manage a disaster,
though they acted bravely," said Holly Ostrov Ronai.
She said cruise line officials violated maritime policies by giving Mr. Feher
and other personnel the answers to required safety-test questions before it
was administered. The Budapest-based performer, whose only source of income
was as a cruise-ship entertainer, was last seen helping children don life
jackets before he drowned.
The civil actions brought on behalf of Mr. Feher and the other members of his
performing company assert gross negligence on the part of Carnival Cruise
Lines, the owner-operator of the vessel, along with Carnival Corp., its parent
company in connection with the January 13, 2012 disaster. A demand for
punitive damages is also included in the complaint.
Holly Ostrov Ronai, Peter Ronai
Ronai & Ronai, LLP
800-664-7111 / email@example.com
SOURCE Ronai & Ronai, LLP
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