Help, I Was Sexually Assaulted on a Cruise Ship! Your Legal Options
Cruise ships go above and beyond in their marketing in print and traditional media to portray these travel experiences as being family-orientated and safe because they happen in a controlled and close environment. Many individuals assume that their security is guaranteed simply due to the fact that they are going on a cruise via a well-known company such as Norwegian Cruises. This couldn’t be further from the truth, as is evidenced by the shocking accounts of rape and assault that have been reported by maritime regulatory authorities as well as the FBI. Rape or assault can leave lasting emotional and psychological scars on an individual, whether male or female, and it is the responsibility of the cruise company to ensure that the individuals they hire pass background checks and that there is surveillance on all floors and rooms of the cruise ship, as mandated by a new law which was effected back in 2010. If you were sexually or physically assaulted on a cruise ship, you have every right to file a lawsuit in order to recover money damages and seek closure, and we’re here to help you with that.
Are you looking for a cruise ship assault lawyer? The experienced attorneys at McCready Law have over 90 YEARS of combined legal experience helping individuals just like you get the justice and compensation they are rightfully owed. Please call us NOW at (773) 985-5139 to learn more about how to file a cruise ship rape lawsuit. What makes McCready Law different is the fact that we aren’t afraid to litigate if it comes down to it, due to bad faith insurance practices or our belief that your case is worth more than what the defendant is offering. In addition, we have a bilingual staff (hablamos Espanol), and all cases are personally handled by an attorney, and not a paralegal. Lastly, but certainly not least, is the fact that we take on all cases on a CONTINGENCY FEE basis, which simply means that there are NO UPFRONT CHARGES when we take on your case, and we will work on the case to successful resolution and compensation recovery before levying our fees. Wherever you are in the country, we can help you with your cruise ship assault lawsuit: simply call us NOW at (773) 985-5139 to learn more about how to get started on your claim.
Here are some of the most common forms of assault on cruise ships:
- Sexual assault
- Child sexual abuse
- Child pornography
- Child molestation
- Sex trafficking
Cruise Ship Sexual Assault – Wherein Lies The Problem?
Cruise ships are notorious when it comes to shady hiring practices. In order to maintain profits and keep overhead costs low, they will hire individuals from war-torn, Eastern European countries. What’s concerning about this practice is that there is virtually no way to perform extensive and exhaustive background checks on these individuals as the systems don’t exist in their countries. To this end, it is more likely for cruise ship management and recruitment to hire individuals that may have a criminal record who may continue on with their nefarious activities while working in cruise ships without the fear of getting caught.
Filing a Lawsuit for Cruise Ship Sexual Assault – Call Us Today!
It is important to understand that starting in 2010, cruise ships are required to provide security footage logs several times a year to regulatory bodies in order to prevent sexual and other forms of abuse in cruise ships. In addition, it is now possible to sue a cruise ship company even if the sexual abuse happened at a different port of call than America, or if it happened in international waters. Want to know more? Please call us NOW at (773) 985-5139 to learn how we can help you resolve your cruise ship sexual assault and rape lawsuit. Thanks for choosing us, and we look forward to helping you.