Cruises can be an incredible way to explore the world in high style and comfort. Unfortunately, the perfect vacation can go wrong in a heartbeat. On or off the ship, a cruise ship passenger can face significant danger when they are assaulted, raped, robbed, or victimized in some other way.
Duty of Care for Cruise Ship Passengers
Cruise lines have a duty and a responsibility to care for their passengers. Unfortunately, this duty can be breached when a cruise ship passenger is assaulted on the ship or while on an offshore excursion. A cruise ship should hire responsibly and be held accountable for the actions of its employees. All too often, a cruise ship passenger will place his or her trust in a cruise line employee, only to be sexually assaulted or robbed. In addition, excursions off the ship can lead to further danger, with passengers exposed to the potential of assaults, muggings, and pickpockets.
What To Do If You’ve Been Assaulted on a Cruise Ship
If you are assaulted on a cruise ship, don’t hide your pain. Report the incident as soon as possible to the security official on-board and get immediate treatment for applicable injuries. Make sure you have as much information and documentation as possible; as soon as you get back home, seek additional medical treatment, file reports with the applicable law enforcement agencies, and seek an attorney. Though cruise ships try to dodge responsibility for accidents and crimes, they can and should be held accountable under the law.
Compensation Available to Victims
Cruise ship crime victims in Florida can claim monetary damages for the injuries and psychological trauma they suffer during a cruise ship crime. Your attorney must be experienced in maritime law and know what it takes to determine jurisdiction, negligence and fight the cruise line’s claims and get you the compensation you deserve. At Farah & Farah, we have accumulated years of experience in maritime law and have the resources and expertise you need to fight back against cruise lines who fail to protect you when you’re at your most vulnerable.
If you have been victimized by a cruise ship crime, call Farah & Farah at 855-797-9899 for a free case consultation and more information on how our Florida cruise ship injury attorneys can work for you.