The Port of New Orleans is located in Louisiana and is the sixth-largest port in the United States. More than 700,000 cruise passengers depart from the Port of New Orleans each year on ships run by Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Line, American Cruise Lines, Blount Small Ship Adventures, American Queen Steamboat Company and Travel Dynamics International.
Both the small and large cruise lines departing from the Port of New Orleans have certain obligations to passengers, including running background checks on crew members and maintaining security aboard the boat. When the cruise operators fail in these obligations, sexual assault and rape can occur. Acts of sexual violence and illegal sexual acts are actually the number one crime on cruise ships, although many passengers do not know it before boarding.
A cruise ship rape lawyer at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. can provide legal representation to victims. We understand these cases are sensitive and realize that you have experienced a trauma. We will work very hard to get you the compensation you deserve while keeping the stress of the proceedings limited. We bring education and experience to the table as we have helped clients recover compensation for sexual assaults from some of the biggest cruise lines in the world.
Rape and Sexual Assault on Cruise Lines
Attorney Charles Lipcon has been instrumental in fighting for the rights of cruise passengers throughout his career.
Cruise lines responding to the political pressure, including Carnival Corporation, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Lines, and Royal Caribbean, have begun voluntarily making their crime data available to the public. The data shows sexual assaults, forcible intercourse and statutory rape are far more common on cruise lines than most passengers are aware of. Unfortunately, due to lack of standardized reporting requirements, many cases still go unreported and the problem of sexual assault on cruise lines is underestimated.
For victims, a rape or an assault can be life-changing and there is no excuse for cruise companies to mislead passengers or fail to protect them. We are dedicated to holding the cruise industry accountable and to helping clients to take action against those responsible for the harm they have experienced.
Let Us Help You
Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. has provided representation to victims of sexual assault who are taking legal action against the largest cruise lines in the world. We have represented clients against cruise companies like Norwegian that leave from the Port of New Orleans. Our legal team has a network of reputable experts in sexual assault trauma throughout Louisiana who can provide testimony in your case, and we can help to put together a strong claim with the necessary evidence to prove the cruise line should be responsible for the crime committed against you. We can also provide assistance in negotiating a settlement so your case may be resolved without the need for a trial.
To learn more about how Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. can assist with your case, call us at 877-233-1238 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.