Assaults and rapes can be traumatic and life altering, especially if the incident occurs while on vacation or on a cruise ship. You put your trust in the crew, cruise ship line and other employees, only to be assaulted and stripped of your dignity. However, there are ways to help prevent these horrible events from happening in the first place.
At Hickey Law Firm, we understand how devastating it is to be sexually assaulted. Our experienced and compassionate team will fight for the justice you deserve. If you are in the Miami area, and would like to discuss your cruise ship assault or rape case, give us a call at (855) 757-4200. We are committed to serving clients within Florida and around the United States.
Taking preventative measures is one of the best ways to avoid the long-lasting effects of cruise ship assaults and rapes. Developing an emergency plan prior to leaving for your trip including collecting emergency contacts, creating a list of everyone in your group and mapping steps to take in the event of an assault is a great place to start.
Other important steps you can take to help prevent sexual assault or rape while on a cruise include:
- Travel with a friend or a family member (the “buddy system”)
- Never go anywhere alone
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times
- Designate someone in your group to keep track of everyone
- Avoid getting overly intoxicated
- Keep your room door locked at all times
- Avoid poorly lit areas, especially at night
- Carry mace and a whistle to alert others in case of an emergency
- Do not share personal information to anyone you do not know, including crew members
- Report any unwanted advances to ship authorities
Taking such steps can help you to avoid and prevent cruise ship sexual assaults and even rapes from happening to you, your family members and even the other passengers. Using these guidelines can also ensure that you safely enjoy your vacation to the fullest.
However, when sexual assault does occur, having comprehensive resources can help you through the traumatic experience. Our cruise ship assault and rape attorneys are here for you. We will fight for your rights, and for the compensation you deserve.
Hickey Law Firm Will Advocate on Your Behalf
When you’ve been sexually assaulted by a cruise ship employee while on a cruise, you may be entitled to compensation to cover the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Medical and hospital expenses for current and future complications
Every case, like every person, is unique. With over 54 years of combined experience, the lawyers at Hickey Law Firm will review the circumstances surrounding your situation to determine the next steps to take. Our attorneys can help you with your case.
If you are in the Miami area and were assaulted or raped while on a cruise, give our office a call at (855) 757-4200. Our experienced attorneys will walk you through each step of the litigation process to help you with your case. We are proud to serve clients in Florida and throughout the United States.