What to Do After Cruise Ship Sexual Assault
Suffering something as devastating as rape or sexual assault while on a cruise ship can be an overwhelming experience for any individual. Passengers would not expect to be in danger of sexual assault, so this type of incident can cause long-term psychological and emotional trauma. It’s important that cruise ship passengers who suffer rape or sexual assault, whether by cruise ship staff or other passengers, take action to ensure justice is served.
Cruise ships are responsible for the safety of their passengers, and have strict liability for the actions of their crew. Therefore, when this type of incident occurs, the cruise line operating the ship may be held accountable for this unfortunate circumstance. At Louis A. Vucci, P.A., our experienced legal team understands how traumatizing this type of experience can be, and we work with our clients to help ensure that those responsible are brought to justice.
Steps to Take After Cruise Ship Sexual Assault
Rape or any form of sexual assault on a cruise ship should not be tolerated. The following are steps victims should take to hold those responsible for the incident responsible:
- Report the incident as soon as possible
- Seek medical treatment
- Request a rape treatment kit from the ship infirmary
- Get counseling help
- Report the incident to the authorities
Additionally, by retaining the services of a qualified attorney and pursuing legal action against those responsible, you can help ensure that justice is served.
Talk to a Cruise Ship Rape Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been the victim of rape or sexual assault on a cruise ship, you may be entitled to the compensation you need to help cope with the consequences. Contact an attorney at Louis A. Vucci, P.A. today at (786) 375-0344 to learn more about your rights and options under the law in this difficult situation.