Florida’s Port Canaveral has a rich history filled with stories about various industries ranging from commercial fishing to cruising. Many people may not realize that Port Canaveral’s very first industry was, in fact, commercial fishing, with cargo vessels arriving shortly behind that and tanker vessels that transported orange juice to New York back in the late 1950s.
Today, the port is well known for its cruise industry. According to PortCanaveral.com, Port Canaveral is the second busiest cruise port in the world with respect to multi-day embarkations. As one of the fastest growing ports in Florida, the port has broken records with respect to cruising.
For instance, statistics show that in 2013, the port welcomed a total of four million cruise passengers with 722 gaming calls and 138 port-of-calls. Additionally, Port Canaveral supports some of the most successful cruise ships, to include Disney Magic, Disney Dream, Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas and Carnival Sensation with respect to the top 3 or 4-day year-round cruises and Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas, Disney Fantasy and Carnival Sunshine for year-round 7-day itineraries on mega ships. The port has grown tremendously over the years and will continue to grow in the future.
What Can Our Law Firm Offer Cruise Ship Passengers and Maritime Workers?
Unfortunately for some individuals, the cruise of a lifetime can turn into a devastating experience. This is because contrary to what many people think, violent crimes, such as sexual assault and rape, occur on cruise ships more often than we realize. A cruise ship rape lawyer from our firm is available to assist those who have been harmed, whether you were a passenger or a crewmember at the time of the attack.
Oftentimes, incidents of rape and assault go unreported or underreported. However, given the attention lawmakers have been placing on such incidents in recent years, many cruise lines have started to release their statistical information with respect to the crime that occurs onboard.
Knowledge is power, so it is very important for travelers and workers to know and understand the risks associated with cruising. We at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman want you and your loved ones to stay safe, but if you have been hurt while onboard a cruise, you are encouraged to contact one of our attorneys as soon as possible.
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Many victims do not seek the legal assistance they need for a variety of reasons, to include embarrassment and/or shame. However, our lawyers are well aware of the sensitive nature of such cases and we are prepared to handle your situation as delicately and appropriately as possible. We have many years of experience handling these types of civil actions and we look forward to helping you obtain the justice you deserve.
There are a number of resources available to those who have been attacked on a cruise ship, to include our cruise app that provides valuable information with respect to what should be done in the even the unthinkable happens. For more information on cruise ship incidents, or to speak with a lawyer about an incident that happened to you or a loved one, call Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. toll-free at (877) 233-1238 or complete our online contact form.