Sexual assault claims stemming from incident on cruise vacations are more common that most people realize.
The mix of alcohol, large groups and the seemingly ‘free spirit’ of the high seas may impact the way people act while cruising. However, groping incidents and other forms of sexual abuse are unacceptable.
An accusation of groping left one cruise ship passenger concerned with her rights. What could she do? What rights did she have? Could she sue someone — sue the cruise line?
The accident happened while the cruise ship was in port and passengers were embarking upon a planned excursion.
The question for our firm when passenger claims like this are reported to us are:
- What role did the cruise line play (if any) in this accident?
- Was the cruise line or its employees negligent in their actions or policies?
- Was the cruise line at fault?
- Could the cruise line be held liable for the passenger’s injury, healthcare and loss of wages?
A potential case like this one sparks many questions and requires the collection of facts, documentation and other information so we can help determine “what happened” and “why it happened.”
This case is also no different than other potential cases that cross our desks each day — as we’ve said, sexual abuse claims are common. Our goal is to help each cruise ship injury victim to prove their case and get the compensation they deserve.
Waks and Barnett, P.A. | Admiralty and Maritime Law
Waks & Barnett attorneys practice in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, with a focus on Cruise Ship Injury and Accidents, Admiralty and Maritime cases. For more information, please call our office in Miami — our number is 1-800-905-2891. All initial consultations are free of charge.
Cruise ship accidents are not uncommon, with many leading to personal injury and wrongful death suits filed against the cruise lines. Waks and Barnett, P.A. has successfully handled many of these cases over the past 25 years.