Known as one of the top three cruise ports in the world, Port Everglades is located on the southeast coast of the Florida peninsula. The port is an active member of the local community, holding several special events during the year, to include Fleet Week and tours of the facilities. Port Everglades plays a huge role in South Florida’s economy, bringing in approximately $25 billion yearly and impacting more than 200,000 jobs.
Cruise and Play in Ft. Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale draws thousands of people from all over the world for a variety of reasons, one of which involves cruising. In 2010 and 2013, Port Everglades was chosen by Seatrade Insider to be the “World’s Top Cruise Port.” It was also named “2013 Best Domestic Port” by Porthole Cruise Magazine. More than four million passengers passed through Port Everglades in 2014, and the port had several record-breaking days with respect to the number of cruisers passing through in one day.
Cruising itineraries vary from Port Everglades. Whether you are interested in taking a short, weekend getaway or a week-long Caribbean experience, there is sure to be something to grab vacationers’ interests. Both first-timers and seasoned cruisers choose Port Everglades because of its easy access and close proximity to Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).
How Can Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. Help You?
Unfortunately, what is supposed to be the cruise of a lifetime for many travelers can turn into a horrific and tragic event. This is because cruises are not exempt from criminal activity, to include sexual assaults and rapes. A cruise ship rape lawyer at our firm can assist those who have been violated by other passengers or crew members and help them get the justice they deserve.
Many people assume that violent crimes are not a problem onboard cruises; however, disclosures made by several major cruise lines show a total of 25 allegations of sexual assault, statutory rape and rape were reported during a six-month period in 2013. And sadly, many individuals who are raped and/or assaulted do not report the incident for various reasons. We want you to know that if you have been harmed during your cruise vacation, you have rights under the law. The cruise ship attorneys in our office stand ready and prepared to help you fight for those rights.
We’re On Your Side With Decades of Experience
Cruise companies generally have a standard response when allegations of rape and assault are made against them. Not surprisingly, many of them also attempt to settle these issues as quietly as possible because such allegations can put a damper on future cruise bookings. However, we at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. are not concerned with keeping things convenient for the cruise lines. Instead, we focus our compassion on those who have been harmed and work hard to obtain an equitable and fair resolution to their cases.
We offer many resources to help assault victims, including a cruise ship injury app for both Apple and Android users. Additionally, attorney Charles Lipcon shares his years of experience in his e-book, “Unsafe on the High Seas,” which offers a wealth of information to cruise ship victims.
If you or someone you love has been assaulted or raped while on a cruise vacation, contact Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. for a free consultation today. We handle various types of cases and represent clients in the U.S. and around the globe.