Casey Dickerson, the 31-year-old Central Florida man that was accused of participating in the gang rape of a 15-year-old girl aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Sensation vessel last month has been indicted by a federal grand jury, but what happens to all the other cruise ship rapes, sexual assaults and victims of other inappropriate and unwelcome sexual crimes that go unnoticed?
Much the same way as land-based sexual harassment incidents often play out, the victims of sexual crimes on the high seas don’t always seek the help of a cruise ship rape lawyer out of fear that somehow the assailant or someone in connection to the offender will retaliate. Other times, victims do not come forward because they don’t think anything can be done about the situation to fully rectify the damage done. Sexual crimes have the power to completely destroy a victim’s life and can leave them traumatized for years to come – if not for the rest of their lives. It is not uncommon to see cruise rape victims stay quite about the incident because they merely don’t want to relive it. Discussing the details may be too difficult for some victims and they may feel embarrassed about what transpired, even though a rape or other sexual crime is not their fault.
At Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A., we understand the complexities associated with a sexual assault crime at sea. Our cruise rape attorneys know that this is an extremely emotional time for both the victims and their loved ones, so we take extra measures to ensure the needs of all our clients are fully met. Having represented the rights of hundreds of passengers and crewmembers who were involved in a sexual assault and/or rape incident on the high seas, our maritime lawyers have the experience and skill that is needed to ensure your case resolves promptly and as favorably as possible.
When an incident involving assault, rape, sexual harassment, or discrimination occurs while onboard a cruise ship, victims are not always able to seek help right away, but if possible, it is always advised to document the incident as soon as it happens. Our cruise assault attorneys encourage victims to seek out any witnesses that may have overheard the incident or seen something that was out of the ordinary. However, if the incident involved a young child, this isn’t always possible, but that is where we step in to offer assistance.
Our cruise ship rape attorneys have extensive experience in litigating sexual assault and rape cases that take place on cruise ships including Carnival, Disney, Norwegian, Princess, Royal Caribbean, and several others. We have represented cases in which both passengers and crewmembers were involved and will fight to help you obtain the maximum compensation available under the law for your pain and suffering, which may include both money damages and medical care.
Contact our law firm today to discuss how you can file a claim and make sure those who have violated your rights are held liable for their criminal actions.
Published on September 18, 2012
Categories: Cruise Ship Rape & Sexual Assault