Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. provides legal representation to victims who have been sexually assaulted on a cruise that departed from New Jersey or elsewhere throughout the U.S. Most cruise passengers see advertisements of ships promising sparkling pool water, fun and exciting adventures on islands and multiple levels of attractive amenities. Cruise ship passengers, however, are confined aboard these pleasure vessels — which can be a major problem when there are others aboard the boat who mean to do harm.
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Sexual assault on cruise ships is a serious problem, both because of the existence of passengers who may be criminals and because some cruise ship crew members may not have undergone proper background checks and/or who have bad intentions. Additionally, alcohol is sold on cruise ships, which only exacerbates a situation that is already potentially dangerous. Cruises don’t talk about these very real risks, which means that many passengers are unprepared to protect themselves from harm and are shocked when they or someone they love becomes an assault victim.
If you are sexually attacked by someone when you are on a cruise, you do not have to simply accept that this horrible crime was an act of chance. The cruise ship company should have protected you and can often be held accountable for its failures. A cruise ship rape lawyer with Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. can help you understand what options you have for recovering compensation for damages and injuries.
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On a cruise ship, as on land, no means no. You should not be victimized by abusive behavior or unwanted sexual advances, regardless of the circumstances. Unless you can give affirmative consent and are not too intoxicated to give such consent, no one has the right to make you engage in sexual behavior.
Tragically, many victims of rape aboard cruise ships end up internalizing some blame for what happened, especially if they had been drinking or walking around the ship alone. Because cruise ships do not generally disclose how common cruise ship rape is, victims may feel as if they are alone and are the only ones who have ever been harmed by such a violent act.
The sad reality is cruise ship rape is something that has a very real chance of occurring and both men and women can be affected by acts of sexual violence. When this happens, you deserve to assert your right to compensation. Rape can cause lasting physical and mental damage, affect job prospects, necessitate costly therapy and have other far-reaching consequences. You need to speak with an attorney who is going to help you fight for your right to be fully compensated by a cruise ship for the role the cruise line played in your victimization.
Contact Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. as soon as possible for help if you were the victim of a sexual assault while aboard a cruise ship. Our cruise ship rape lawyers are ready to help you use the legal system to your benefit to recover the money you both need and deserve. You can reach us by calling 877-233-1238 or contact us online for a no-strings attached consultation.