Both passengers and crew members are at risk of being raped aboard a cruise ship departing from the New York area or elsewhere in the country. A cruise ship rape lawyer at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. is ready to help victims pursue a case for compensation.
Our attorneys have fought for the rights of cruise passengers to be made aware of rape statistics aboard different cruise ships. We have also represented many crew members and passengers whose lives were affected by acts of sexual violence aboard cruise ships. We firmly believe that when a cruise line establishes or allows conditions that put you at risk of attack, the cruise line must pay for what they have done. We will be strong advocates to help you fight for justice.
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What Happens if You are Raped on a Cruise Ship Leaving From New York?
If you are the victim of rape on a cruise ship that departed from the New York area, you may face challenges getting medical attention after the attack. Your U.S. medical insurance may not be accepted in other countries, and you may need to pay out-of-pocket for an examination and any necessary treatment. The costs of these medical expenses are just a start of the losses you may experience because of the attack that was perpetrated against you.
Getting justice may be a challenge because of the difficulty in reporting the crime and obtaining the evidence you need for a prosecutor to secure a criminal conviction. The FBI should have jurisdiction over investigating the sexual assault at sea, provided the victim or perpetrator was a U.S. citizen or the ship departed or arrived at a United States port during its voyage. However, the FBI may not be reachable when you are aboard the vessel immediately after the rape and the delay in reporting your rape may make it more difficult to obtain the necessary evidence.
An attorney with Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. can provide you with assistance in determining if the cruise ship was responsible and can help in proving that you have a legal right to compensation after a rape or a sexual assault. To hold the cruise ship accountable, you must show that the ship was negligent in its background checks of crew members, negligent in its security, or otherwise failed to provide adequate protections to prevent a rape from occurring.
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When you are the victim of a rape aboard a cruise ship, you can contact the Coast Guard immediately to get advice on available options. As soon as possible, you should also call a lawyer to begin helping you obtain the evidence you need to make your case for monetary compensation.
A civil case against a cruise ship is separate from any criminal proceedings against the person who hurt you, and the purpose of the case against the cruise ship is so you can recover compensation for your losses. Call Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. so we can begin fighting for your right to full and fair compensation. We can be reached at 877-233-1238 or contact us online.