Cruise Ship Injuries and Accidents Lawyers
Maritime Law Attorneys Handling Cruise Ship Injury Cases
The Cruise Ship Terminal in Mobile, Alabama, hosts many thousands of cruise ship passengers every year. People come to cruise the Caribbean, stopping at beautiful islands and ancient sites in Mexico. Unfortunately, too many have their special trips ruined by accidents, injuries, and illnesses caused by another party’s negligence. However, passengers and crew members injured on cruise ships may be able to obtain compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, and other costs of being injured. The chances of receiving this compensation increase significantly when a knowledgeable cruise ship injury lawyer handles the case.
Although people who suffered injury or illness on a cruise ship may be eligible for compensation, it is important to file claims promptly, usually within six months. Lawsuits must be filed within a year of the injury.
Cruise Ship Accident Lawyers
At the Birmingham-area law firm of Johnstone Carroll, LLC, our attorneys use their knowledge of personal injury and maritime law to obtain maximum compensation for clients injured on cruise ships. From the initial free consultation to the responsive and personalized service from our attorneys and staff, our law firm is dedicated to putting things right for clients and doing so ethically and with compassion.
Examples Of Cases We Handle
Our attorneys help clients injured in almost every type of cruise ship accident, including those arising from:
- Slips and falls on stairs, ladders, gangways, pool decks, floors and in common areas
- Equipment failure
- Assault, rape, and other crimes
- Negligent security
- Negligent maintenance
- Injuries from amusements such as water slides
- Activities such as parasailing, mountain climbing, scuba diving and other
- potentially dangerous ship-endorsed activities and excursions
- Accidents on tenders, ferries and transfer boats
- Alcohol-related injuries caused by inebriated passengers and crew members
- Food poisoning
- Wrongful death
- Passengers lost at sea or while on land excursions
- Improper medical treatment
Incidents such as these can be the result of negligence in maintenance, employee supervision and training, Cruise ship passenger accident and injury claims may also arise due to negligent maintenance, negligent supervision, negligently maintained equipment, slippery surfaces, and other ship equipment malfunctions. Other common passenger injury claims may arise from eating tainted food, receiving inadequate medical care and medical malpractice, sustaining a tender boat accident, or other dangers that arise in foreign ports or during some shore excursions.
Call To Learn How Our Attorneys Can Help You Now!
Our Alabama lawyers know all the applicable laws that could govern cruise ship accidents, including maritime, state, federal, and international laws. With offices in Homewood, Alabama, our attorneys Inge Johnstone and Matt Carroll help clients with cruise ship injury claims in the Caribbean and beyond. Call 205-383-1809 or contact us by email to arrange a free initial consultation with our Birmingham-area attorneys.