Our Cruise Ship Rape Lawyer Advises Victims of Sexual Assault to Report The Incident

Lipcon, Marguiles, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A

Cruiase ship cabin doorFor many people, the opportunity to take a cruise is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. As a result, passengers often have high hopes for how their vacation will turn out. From the day of departure to the day of return, there are countless ways that a cruise journey can make memories that last a lifetime.

Typically, the memories that are made aboard cruises are positive, unforgettable moments that passengers will look back on for years. However, as a maritime law firm, we know that this is not always the case.

Despite the fact that cruises are usually a place of reprieve, it is important to remember that unexpected events can happen when and where you least expect them. Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be aware of what is going on around you. Accidents and injuries are, unfortunately, still possible.

Many Cruise Rapes Go Unreported

One issue that may take place aboard a cruise is rape or sexual assault. Whether between a crewmember and a passenger, just crewmembers, or just passengers, the potential for this kind of event to take place is as much of a possibility as it is when you are at home, going about your daily life.

Having handled numerous rape and sexual assault cases in the past, we understand just how sensitive and complicated these kinds of cases can be. Many victims are weary of reporting the event for a wide range of reasons. However, we are here to assure you that speaking up is always the best option.

Although it can be difficult to find the courage, all victims of abuse owe it to themselves to help bring their attackers to justice. If you have been victimized by someone, there is a high chance that they may do the same to someone else. So, by reporting the incident and making the proper authorities aware, you may reduce the risk of someone else suffering a similar fate.

The unfortunate reality is that, despite being one of the most highly reported incidents aboard cruise ships, we know that there are so many more rapes and sexual assaults that are not reported.

LMAW, PA Is Here For You

While it may initially seem easier to let a crime of this nature go unreported, we know that in the long-run, it can just make things more difficult. Victims of sexual abuse deserve the chance to work through the trauma instilled from the event, and move forward into the future, without that weight keeping them stuck in the past. Being proactive is a courageous step in the right direction.

Our team of attorneys has experience handling rape and sexual assault cases with care and attention to detail. If you contact us, we’ll set up an initial consultation so that we can hear your story and help you get back up on your feet.