Monthly Archives: July 2014

Proudly Representing Cruise Ship Cases in Miami, Nearby Areas of Florida and Nationwide

Every parent wants the best for their children and the very thought of having to face one of their children being the victim of rape is enough to keep any parent wide awake at night.

There are entire divisions within most police precincts dedicated to solving child rape cases, as the legal implications for rape against a child are complex and severe and need to be treated with the highest level of care and discretion. Many lawyers find it difficult to handle cases of this nature as the details can be so disturbing.   Families of victims can sometimes have trouble finding legal counsel able to follow through on their cases, which adds to the stress and emotional toll of their situation.

Finding a dependable and experienced lawyer doesn’t have to be a struggle. States like Florida, New York, and California that regularly see a high number of these crimes have attorneys used to handling them competently. Due diligence is required on the family’s part in searching for this very specialized brand of legal counsel. But the right attorney can indeed be found and the justice that is so desperately sought by the victims of these horrible crimes as well as their families can be done.

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Royal Caribbean, the second largest cruise company in the world, operates the Royal Caribbean Cruise brand, and Celebrity and Azamara Cruises as well.  With over 10 million cruises taken by Americans every year, there are many lawsuits filed against cruise companies annually. 

Cruise companies are sued are because a passenger suffers an injury or assault, including a sexual assault, or falls ill aboard the ship.  Surprisingly, there are hundreds of sexual assaults aboard cruise ships every year.  In fact, an American man was arrested for sexually assaulting a 15 year old boy aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in April this year.

So, how do you sue Royal Caribbean?  Firstly, many cruise companies specify, within their cruise contracts, that any passenger filed lawsuits must be filed, only in Miami, within 6 months to 1 year after the incident.  Cruise lines will settle many cases out of court as they see it as costing less money to them which is why any former passenger should contact a qualified attorney quickly.

So, how do you file suit against Royal Caribbean?  Immediately call Hickey Law Firm, P.A.  We have been representing former cruise ship passengers for over a decade, and we have a great record. 

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