Cruise ships are one of the many ways in which people can travel to new and beautiful destinations, and an Alaska cruise is one of the most popular. Cruise ship employees work on board both to make a living and for the adventure of travel. With all the activities that can be found on board a cruise ship, and due to the fact that cruise ships are susceptible to weather conditions and various man-made dangers, certain precautions must be taken while on board.
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. 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.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries while on a cruise ship, it is vital that you retain legal counsel as soon as possible. You only have a very limited time in which to file a claim for the injuries you sustained, and it is important that you act quickly. Accidents and injuries that happen while at sea are addressed differently than those on land, and are resolved under maritime law. To protect your interests, you need an Alaska personal injury attorney who has both the knowledge and experience resolving Alaska cruise ship injury claims.
Johnson & Combs, PC has more than 40 years combined experience helping the victims of Alaska cruise ship injuries and accidents, and other maritime accidents. We have a deep understanding of Maritime Law and we pride ourselves in being able to help accident victims and their families move forward with their lives after sustaining serious injury. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients and we are committed to helping you seek justice. We believe you deserve the maximum possible compensation and you can be confident of our ability to get results. Contact an Alaska personal injury attorney from our firm today.