Cruise ships are one of the most popular ways in which people can travel to new and beautiful destinations. Cruise ship employees work on board to make a living as well as for adventure and the excitement of travelling. Because cruise ships are susceptible to weather conditions and various man-made dangers, extra precautions need to be taken during activities that take place on board. Cruise lines have to have teams of lawyers whose job is to quickly and accurately investigate shipboard passenger claims with the objective of clearing the cruise ship, not revealing any possible negligence.
While the most common types of injuries sustained on cruise ships that travel up and down the Alaska coast are those involving cuts and bruises, food-borne illnesses or food poisoning, broken bones, knee injuries, back and spinal cord injuries, shoulder injuries, neck injuries, brain injuries, injuries from slip & fall accidents and many others, anything is possible and no injury can truly be excluded. Injuries can be the result of poor weather conditions (high seas or rainy weather), slippery decks, lack of proper food storage or handling, physical or sexual assaults, fires, explosions, malfunctioning equipment or machinery, medical negligence and insufficient safety measures in place to protect both passengers and employees. A cruise ship passenger who has suffered serious injury may be eligible to recover compensation for a wide array of damages. These damages include payment for past medical bills and medical expenses which is reasonably expected to be incurred for future treatment, loss past and future wages for time missed from work as well as compensation for pain and suffering the injury caused.
If any of this sounds familiar to you either because you were affected or you have heard a story from a friend or relative, please reach out on their behalf or assist them in locating an attorney, like a personal injury attorney Dekalb County GA trusts, in their area that will clear things up for them. Don’t be a victim twice; initially when you suffered an injury while traveling as a passenger aboard a cruise ship and, later, by failing to hire experienced and accomplished attorneys to protect your right and hold the cruise line financially accountable for your injuries. Attorney are waiting to be contacted by anyone who feels that were treated or are being treated unfairly due to circumstances beyond their control that causes injury. Take the first step towards mental and physical healing.
Thanks to contributor Andrew R. Lynch, P.C. for their insight into cruise ship injury cases.