San Francisco is a popular world-renowned destination that provides visitors with a wide array of shopping and dining options, wonderful views and an interesting history. The San Francisco Bay shoreline is managed by the Port of San Francisco. The port is responsible for not only preserving the environment, but also promoting maritime commerce and fisheries and providing public recreation.
The port welcomes about 200,000 passengers and hosts between 60 to 80 cruise ship calls every year. Some of the more common cruise destinations from the port include Mexico and Alaska. The cruise terminal (Pier 27 James R. Herman, which is still under construction) has won awards despite the construction, one of which was the 2012 Editors’ Pick for Best U.S. Port from Cruise Critic, which found San Francisco to be “one of the most beautiful cities in America to sail into.”
When Your Worst Nightmare Becomes Reality, We Are There to Help
For many, cruises are often the trip of a lifetime. So much planning goes into what to wear, what to bring onboard the ship and what excursions to participate in once the ship arrives at its destination port. However, even with all of the excitement that is centered on a cruise, it is important for vacationers to keep safety in mind, even as they walk to and fro onboard the ship.
Keeping safety in mind is crucial because cruise ships and other types of vessels are not exempt from all types of violent acts, to include rape and sexual assaults. With all that goes on while onboard a ship, it is quite easy for travelers to let their guards down and become a little too comfortable with their surroundings.
If you or your travel companion have sexually assaulted while onboard a ship, a cruise ship rape lawyer with Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. can help you bring the individual or individuals responsible to justice. Our attorneys have worked with many victims who have been violated and we are prepared to handle your case with the compassion and discretion it deserves.
If you are attacked, you may not have a clue of what to do next. We can advise you in that regard and provide you with some valuable steps that can be taken should the worse happen. But prior to boarding a vessel, travelers should note that there are a number of things that can be done to reduce their risk of being attacked.
Let Our Experience Work for You
The attorneys at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. are award-winning industry leaders who not only handle cases in San Francisco and throughout the U.S., but also internationally. We do not represent big shipping companies, but rather we help passengers and crew members who have been assaulted or hurt while onboard a vessel. In addition to maritime matters, we also represent individuals in other types of personal injury-related cases.
If you have questions or concerns about your legal options and rights, contact Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. as soon as possible. Call us at (877) 233-1238 or use our online contact form.