When you take a cruise, you have the expectation that you will have a safe and pleasant experience. While this is oftentimes true, there may still be crimes committed aboard cruise ships. The sad reality is that there are even sexual assaults and rapes committed against passengers aboard cruise ships.
When this type of heinous crime occurs aboard a cruise ship, the victim has not only been assaulted, but is also left to deal with the assault while stuck out at sea. Our attorney, John H. (Jack) Hickey, has been helping victims file claims against cruise lines for decades. He understand how to combine the necessary empathy or such a difficult subject with the tenacity required to go after the guilty members of such a crime. For help with your case, please contact us today by calling (855) 757-4200.
Protecting Victims of Cruise Ship Assault and Rape
If you've been victim of a sexual assault or rape while aboard a cruise ship, not only can our attorney help you go after the guilty party, but possibly the cruise ship line themselves. There are many places aboard cruise ships that leave women or children vulnerable to sexual assault and rape. Cruise lines have a responsibility to protect their passengers by keeping these locations well-lit and monitored. Cruise ships need to keep the following safe to hinder the chances for sexual assault:
- Public restrooms
- "Child-only" clubs or areas of the ship
- State rooms
There are also times where the staff of a cruise ship may commit the sexual assault or rape. When this is the case, the cruise line can also be held accountable because of their lack of proper training or lack of protecting their passengers.
Experienced Cruise Ship Lawyers
Our firm knows how delicate these situations can be for the victims and we work closely with our clients to resolve the situation as quickly as possible. We have experience in looking into other complaints against each cruise line to see if there is a discernible pattern. If there is a pattern, Florida Law provides protection for the victims against the cruise line’s negligence. When cruise ship sexual assaults and rapes occur, the cruise lines tend to want to settle quietly; our Miami cruise ship sexual assault attorneys have experience in dealing with the cruise line’s methods and we look into the best way to handle each individual case.
We can help you seek justice against all guilty parties in your case and seek financial compensation for your suffering. We are here to help you and will fight to ensure that you can get back to your regular life.
For help with your cruise ship assault case, please contact The Hickey Law Firm today. We are located in Miami, Florida which helps us file cruise ship lawsuits properly because they have to be filed in the city where the ship made port. Get in touch with our attorneys today by filling out the form on this page or calling (855) 757-4200.