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Cruise Ship Sexual Assault Lawyer

Have you been the victim of sexual assault on a cruise ship? If so, the attorneys at Louis A. Vucci, P.A. can help you. We have experience helping victims get the justice they deserve. We will not back down from a fight, and we will aggressively pursue civil action against the cruise line and any and all entities that failed to protect you and allowed this assault to happen.

Cruise lines have a responsibility to do everything possible to ensure that the safety and well-being of their passengers are never unnecessarily compromised. Sadly, too many cruise lines do not put appropriate hiring and safety procedures in place. These negligent practices can have devastating consequences for cruise passengers, and they can even lead to incidents of rape or sexual assault. If you have been hurt by the negligent and careless actions of a cruise line that exposed you to a dangerous individual, you do not have to suffer alone. Whether it was another passenger on the ship or a member of the cruise line’s staff, the company has an obligation to uphold your safety.

When something as serious as a sexual assault committed by a staff member or passenger occurs, the cruise line company may be held liable for a victim’s physical and psychological trauma. If you have been the victim of rape or sexual assault on a cruise ship, the legal team at Louis A. Vucci, P.A. knows how hard it can be to cope with this type of trauma. We are dedicated to ensuring that those responsible for the attack be held accountable and that you receive the compensation you deserve.

We have the experience and knowledge you need to hold the corporate cruise line responsible for failing to protect you. Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t owe us anything unless we win your case. Call us today at (786) 375-0344 to schedule a free consultation or contact us through our website to chat with a member of our team live.

Why You Need an Attorney

Cruise lines are motivated by one thing: money. We expect a cruise line to protect every passenger and ensure their safety, but, regretfully, they wait until something bad happens before they act. These companies cut corners by hiring staff without properly performing background checks, limiting the amount of security onboard, and ignoring obvious safety concerns around the ship. Their primary focus is protecting their profit streams and revenue, and they will continue to do so, even after their negligence has caused your traumatic suffering. You don’t have to accept the repercussions of the assault on your own, and a skilled attorney can fight to protect your rights. With the right legal assistance, you can show the court that the cruise line’s oversights caused your pain and distress, and you may be able to recover the fair and just compensation that you deserve so that you can move on with your life.

Why You Should Choose Louis A. Vucci, P.A.

Large cruise lines employ attorneys and insurance companies to protect their interests, and they will work hard to protect their employer. That’s why you need a law firm that has the resources and the ability to fight aggressively on your behalf. Louis A. Vucci, P.A. has been the trusted law firm for the people of Miami for this exact reason. We have a strong record of success, and we have secured millions of dollars for our clients after they fell prey to the illegal actions of an individual who was empowered by the reckless decisions of a cruise line. With Louis A. Vucci, P.A. on your side, you will have our firm’s every resource your disposal, and a team of professionals will work to protect your best interests. You owe it to yourself and your family to hold the cruise line responsible, and in doing so, you may be preventing another innocent passenger from suffering the same horror that has befallen you. Contact Louis A. Vucci, P.A. today to schedule a free evaluation of your claim by calling (786) 375-0344 or using the chat feature on our website.

Types of Cruise Ship Sexual Assault

Cruise ship rape or sexual assault can be devastating for the assault victim, whether it occurs on the part of the staff or other passengers. The following are the most common causes of cruise ship rape claims:

Cruise ships are strictly liable for the actions of their staff, and may also be liable for the actions of passengers, so when rape or sexual assault on a cruise ship occurs, assault victims may be entitled to pursue compensation for their physical and emotional trauma.

Talk to a Cruise Ship Sexual Assault Lawyer

If you or someone you know has been the victim of rape or sexual assault on a cruise ship, you don’t have to go through this difficult time alone. Contact a cruise ship sexual assault lawyer with Louis A. Vucci, P.A. today by calling (786) 375-0344 to speak with a compassionate, committed member of our trained legal staff and get the help you need to fight for justice.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have been the victim of sexual assault on a cruise ship, you likely have questions about your legal options. “Is the cruise line accountable for what happened to me?” “Should they have done more to prevent this from happening?” The legal team at Louis A. Vucci, P.A. is here to help you find the answers to your questions and help you get justice. Call us at (786) 375-0344 to discuss your rights today.

What is the difference between sexual violence, assault, and harassment?

Although each of these terms is often used interchangeably, they have different meanings and legal ramifications. Sexual assault functions as an umbrella term referring to any physical sexual acts committed without the other person’s consent or when they are unable to give consent. This includes coercing a person into sex through violence, physical force, threat, intimidation, or when the individual is intoxicated. Sexual violence and harassment, on the other hand, are two separate kinds of sexual assault. Sexual violence refers to a physical sexual act, which may include rape, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Sexual harassment refers to unwanted sexual behavior, advances, or conduct, which does not end at the other person’s request.

What qualifies as consent?

When defining sexual assault, the most important element is that the sexual conduct was not consensual. When discussing sexual conduct, consent is defined as the voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity before and throughout the act. Most importantly, consent requires a clear agreement to sex rather than the absence of disagreement (i.e. a clear “yes” rather than the absence of “no”). Even in cases when an individual has agreed to sex, this agreement does not qualify as consent if the person has been pressured, made to feel guilty, threatened, or otherwise coerced into sex. Additionally, an individual who is intoxicated is unable to give consent, as they are not in a fully competent state of mind, and therefore cannot make this kind of decision.

What is the legal process if I decide to press charges?

After a case of sexual assault, you may decide to press charges against the individual who assaulted you; in doing so, you agree to an investigation, which may bring the case to court. Throughout the investigation, legal experts will gather information and evidence from the case in order to determine the individual’s guilt. In many cases, sexual assault cases are resolved through a plea bargain, in which the perpetrator pleads guilty in exchange for a reduced sentence. However, if the case does go to court, you will likely be asked to testify and recount relevant information about the incident. Each state has its own Victim Bill of Rights, which provides you with a variety of protection during a trial, including restrictions on what information you must disclose or additional support or accommodations when you testify.

Contact Louis A. Vucci, P.A.

If you or someone you love has been the victim of rape or sexual assault on a cruise ship, you don’t have to go through this difficult time alone. Contact Louis A. Vucci, P.A. today by calling (786) 375-0344 to speak with a compassionate, committed member of our trained legal staff and get the help you need to fight for your justice.