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Cruise Ship Sexual Assaults

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While cruise ship injuries often occur from cruise line negligence, there is another category of injuries that may occur due to the actions of other passengers or ship personnel. Cruise line sexual assaults are not as uncommon as one would hope, and such assaults create an especially difficult situation for the victim because of the helplessness he or she may feel from being “stuck” at sea with a perpetrator.

 

In cruise line sexual assault cases, the offender may not be the only one who is liable to the victim. Under Florida law, the cruise line may also face liability if there is a recognizable pattern indicating a series of similar complaints from patrons.

 

Though intentional acts like assault are not often made public knowledge, as the cruise line and its attorneys frequently attempt to settle these incidents quietly, cruise ships have increased safety concerns that other venues do not experience. This is because cruise ships isolate people at sea or in other countries; the ship has control over its passengers; and there are no law enforcement officers protecting patrons from dangerous occurrences.

If You Have Been a Victim, We Can Help

If you are the victim of a cruise ship sexual assault, first, immediately seek the assistance of appropriate ship personnel. It is critical to document all details of the event, including photographs of injuries (if applicable), your recollection of the event, and perpetrator information. Once a report is filed with the cruise ship, maintain a copy of the document and all medical reports if an onboard physician is seen. If there are any eyewitnesses who can identify the perpetrator, obtain all current contact information in anticipation of a legal claim, as additional statements may be necessary.

 

The process of filling a lawsuit pursuant to a cruise ship sexual assault is governed by federal regulations, maritime law, and information printed on the backs of each cruise ticket. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted on a cruise ship, contact the Law Offices of Brandon L. Chase to discuss legal representation for your potential claims.

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The Law Offices of Brandon L. Chase is eager to assist with your cruise ship accident claim, personal injury claim, or maritime and admiralty law questions. The firm understands that each client and case is different than the next, which is why they are committed to providing individualized attention and insightful legal advice. Contact the Miami trial attorneys now to move forward with your claim.

 

Law Offices of Brandon L. Chase
The Ingraham Building
25 Southeast 2nd Avenue, Eighth Floor
Miami, Florida 33131
phone: (305) 677-2228
fax: (305) 677-3232
email:  bchase@cruiselawmiami.com

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Jones Act and Crewmember Claims

Jones Act and Crewmember Claims

Jet Ski Accidents

Jet Ski Accidents

Cruise Ship Claims

Cruise Ship Claims

Cruise Ship Sexual Assault

Cruise Ship Sexual Assault

Death On The High Seas Act

Death On The High Seas Act

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Shore Excursion Accidents

Premises Liability

Premises Liability

Slip and Fall

Slip and Fall

Car, Bicycle & Motorcycle Accidents

Car, Bicycle & Motorcycle Accidents

Product Liability

Product Liability