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Physical Assault on a Cruise Ship Lawyers

If you or someone you love has suffered from physical assault while aboard a cruise ship, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries and distress. Physical assault should never happen, particularly in a place that is meant to be designed for safety and relaxation.

Passengers aboard cruise ships expect to enjoy a safe, amenable environment for the duration of their voyage. However, there are occasional problems that arise for cruise ship passengers. These problems occur most commonly because of cruise liner negligence. In more serious cases, passengers can be severely injured when physical assault occurs.

Since the companies that own and staff cruise ships are obligated to ensure a safe environment for passengers, they may be held accountable for any injury that occurs as a result of negligence. At Louis A. Vucci, P.A., our cruise ship passenger assault attorneys understand the legal obligations that cruise ship companies must uphold for their passengers. Physical assault is unacceptable in any situation, and it can be particularly troubling when it occurs within the confined space of a cruise ship.

If you or anyone you know has been the victim of physical assault on a cruise ship, contact the personal injury attorneys at Louis A. Vucci, P.A. immediately to set up an appointment to discuss your potential case. We can be reached by calling (786) 375-0344 or by clicking the Live Chat feature on the side of this site.

How a Cruise Ship Lawyer Can Help Your Case

Physical assault is always distressing, and it is all the worse when it occurs in a place where a person is least expecting it. A cruise is a place to relax and feel comfortable, so when a physical assault occurs, the physical and psychological damage can potentially be severe.

The reason the assault occurred may be because of negligence on the part of the cruise ship company. Very often, cruise ships fail to provide adequate security, while at the same time providing lax controls over how much alcohol is consumed. While it may be very clear to the victim that the cruise ship is at fault, it can be very difficult to prove this while going through the traumatic aftereffects of the assault.

A thorough knowledge of cruise ship law is required, as is the ability to investigate the cruise ship’s policies, design, and behavior that led to the physical assault. In most cases, only a cruise ship lawyer can provide these crucial services. Attempting to gain compensation from the cruise ship while suffering from distressing injuries can lead to failure. A cruise ship lawyer knows the right way to approach the case that ensures the blame and the costs are put on the right people.

Why Louis A. Vucci, P.A. Is the Best Cruise Ship Lawyer Choice for You

The first and most important key to a successful case is to have the experience and the knowledge to handle every aspect of the case as it arises. Choosing any random law firm that claims to handle cruise ship cases can be disastrous. The lawyer you choose should know how to bring a case to trial and how to go after big cruise ship companies when they try to bully you into a smaller settlement.

Louis A. Vucci, P.A. has more than two decades handling assault cases. With extensive experience in the court, we don’t scare at the thought of a trial. Our legal team has spent time on both sides of assault cases, so we know every aspect of the law and how the other side will try to use it to their advantage.

This fearlessness, legal knowledge, and experience has allowed Louis A. Vucci, P.A. to recover millions of dollars against cruise ships that have been at fault for accidents and injuries. In short, we know better than anyone how to take on a cruise ship when it is hasn’t kept you safe, and we know how to get the compensation you are entitled to.

Causes of Physical Assaults on Cruise Ships

No matter the specifics of your physical assault case, we are prepared to represent you and your interests in order to make sure those who are at fault are held accountable to the fullest extent.

The reason physical assault can be attributed to the negligent security of the cruise ship is that the ship has certain responsibilities to all its passengers. The cruise ship is required to do all it can to keep you safe while you are onboard.

In other words, among the responsibilities of cruise liners are the facilitation of a safe environment and staff. Specifically, cruise ships are responsible for providing:

  • Adequate lighting
  • Functioning cabin locks
  • Video surveillance of public areas
  • A well-trained and trusted staff
  • Discouraging unsafe behavior among the crew or the passengers (including excessive drinking)
  • The successful running of background checks on all crew and passengers
  • A quick and thorough response to complaints against crew and passengers
  • The providing of adequate medical assistance after an assault
  • The investigation of the assault, including collecting the names and information of witnesses
  • Avoiding contaminating the scene where the assault took place

Victims of physical assault on a cruise ship may experience significant injuries and require significant treatment. This may include:

  • Broken bones
  • Bruises
  • Scrapes and lacerations
  • Trauma to the brain or other internal organs
  • Back and neck injuries

These may lead to disability or extensive and expensive treatment that might include surgery, facial reconstruction, and physical therapy.

Unfortunately, poorly lit sections of a cruise or malfunctioning locks may help facilitate the occurrence of a preventable physical assault, and the failure to properly investigate or treat the victim can prevent justice from being served. Louis A. Vucci, P.A. understands the physical and emotional impact that can result from a physical assault, and we work to help injury victims fight for justice.

Contact a Physical Assault on a Cruise Ship Attorney Today

If you have been the victim of a physical assault while aboard a cruise ship, you could be eligible to take legal action. Louis A. Vucci, P.A. diligently works to help victims receive financial compensation for any pain and suffering that they have experienced. To speak with one of our attorneys today, call (786) 375-0344.