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.