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Cruise Ship Passenger Assault Lawyers

If you or a loved one have been the victim of an assault while on a cruise ship, the legal team at Louis A. Vucci, P.A. are here to help you in your time of need. Cruise ships are responsible for keeping their passengers safe from physical and emotional harm. Physical assaults often result in serious bodily injury, and the violent incidents can have devastating effects on the victims and their families. When an assault occurs on a cruise ship, not only do the victims suffer physical and emotional pain, but they can suffer from psychological trauma as well. Dealing with such a devastating attack while so far from home is a terrifying experience. We at Louis A. Vucci, P.A. understand the challenging time you and your family are experiencing. You spent time and energy to be able to afford a relaxing trip on a cruise line, and your vacation was ruined by the reckless actions of a crazed individual. Not only were your joy and happiness ruined, but your health and future wellbeing were jeopardized.

If you have been injured in an assault on a cruise ship, the cruise line company can be held liable for any resulting physical and emotional trauma if they neglected to provide you and your family with a safe experience. The cruise ship passenger assault lawyers at Louis A. Vucci, P.A. understand how horrifying the aftermath of extreme violence is for those who are affected, and our lawyers have dedicated their careers to helping those who have been injured and assaulted on cruise ships.

If you or a loved one were forced to endure pain and misery after another passenger or staff member lost control and assaulted you, you should strongly consider legal counsel. Louis A. Vucci, P.A. has secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients, and we are prepared to aggressively represent your claim. Our lawyers work carefully to help passengers seek compensation when they have been assaulted on a cruise ship. You have been subjected to a devastating experience, and you do not have to face the legal process alone. Our legal team is ready to help you understand your rights and receive the compensation you deserve. We operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means we only get paid for our services if we secure the compensation that you deserve. Call Louis A. Vucci, P.A. today at (786) 375-0344 or chat with us live through our website.

Why You Need a Lawyer

When it comes to doing the right thing, cruise ships are guided solely by their profits. One would expect the cruise line to provide a safe environment where every passenger can have a good time, but these greedy corporations will only act after an unfortunate event like an assault occurs onboard. Many times, these ships try to save money by hiring staff without performing adequate background checks, cutting expenses on security, and neglecting to correct hazardous conditions around the ship. Their primary interest is protecting their reputation and revenue stream, even after their careless decisions lead to an assault on one of their passengers. You should not have to accept the consequences of the assault by yourself, and a high-quality lawyer can fight to protect your best interests. By hiring the right law firm, you can convince the court that the cruise line’s negligence led to your suffering and secure financial compensation for the misery you have been forced to endure.

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

Cruise lines will not hesitate to enlist the services of large insurance companies and attorneys to protect their interests. Their army of lawyers will do their best to poke holes in your claim. The cruise line’s primary concern is not justice, nor is it your wellbeing. They are only concerned with their corporate image and their profits. That is why it is important that you retain the services of a law firm that has the resources and the determination to fight aggressively on your behalf.

Louis A. Vucci, P.A. has been the trusted firm for many families in Miami and across Florida for this exact reason. Our record of success speaks for itself, and we are experienced in the types of negligence that cruise lines often commit. We believe that it was their mishandling of safety conditions aboard the ship that empowered the violent individual to assault you or your loved one, and we believe the cruise line should be held accountable. If you enlist the services of our firm, we will support your claim with every resource at our disposal, and we will fight tirelessly on your behalf. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to employ the law firm that genuinely cares about your best interests, and we will work aggressively to help you receive compensation for your suffering. Schedule a free consultation with Louis A. Vucci, P.A. today by calling (786) 375-0344 or using the chat feature on our website.

Causes of Passenger Assaults

Passenger assaults can happen due to an unsafe environment on a cruise ship. Some of the factors that contribute to passenger assaults include the following:

  • Unsafe lighting
  • Broken door or window locks
  • Allowing excessive alcohol consumption
  • Lack of security
  • Ignoring passenger’s safety concerns
  • Failing to train staff properly
  • Failing to implement a security plan
  • Providing alcohol to minors
  • Improperly monitoring passageways
  • Poorly supervising youth programs and activities
  • Hiring dangerous personnel

Many more examples of cruise line negligence exist, and your situation may be different from the scenarios described above. If you have suffered the consequences of an assault while on a cruise ship, our lawyers are prepared to help you today.

Frequently Asked Questions

The emotional and physical pain experienced after an assault can leave the victim and their family uncertain as to what to do next. Louis A. Vucci, P.A. is a contingency-fee law firm, which means we only receive payment for our services if you secure the compensation that is rightfully owed to you. Call us at (786) 375-0344 or contact a member of our team through our website if you have any questions or concerns that are not adequately addressed in this list.

What is the legal definition of assault?

If a person threatens or attempts to physically hit another passenger, whether or not they are successful, it can be interpreted as assault. For this definition, the target must be aware of the aggressor’s intentions. The characterization of the assault depends on the severity of the incident, including injuries that were sustained and if physical contact was actually made or not. In some jurisdictions, a person can be convicted of assault even if the victim was unaware of the perpetrator’s intentions. A skilled attorney can review the details surrounding your situation and give you advice concerning the best way to proceed forward with your claim.

If the assault happened while the cruise ship was in the open sea, which laws apply?

Maritime law is the area of law that applies when ships are on the water, and it is notoriously convoluted. In order to fully understand your rights, you should seek the counsel of an experienced law firm that is familiar with assaults that take place on cruise ships. In some cases, it may not be possible to bring the assaulter to justice, but you may still be able to secure compensation from the cruise line for your pain and suffering.

What type of compensation might I be owed?

If you have were assaulted on a cruise ship, you might be owed compensation for what you went through. If the assault resulted in physical harm, the cruise line may owe you compensation for your medical bills as well as pain and suffering. You may also be able to collect punitive damages for your mental and emotional trauma as a result of the assault. An experienced attorney will evaluate your case and can tell you what you might be owed, so contact Louis A. Vucci, P.A. at (786) 375-0344 today.

Contact a Passenger Assault Lawyer

The lawyers at Louis A. Vucci, P.A. understand the complications and consequences that you are going through following an assault on a cruise ship. Our legal team wants to help you receive the compensation you deserve to help pay for medical bills and other expenses associated with treatment and recovering. Call (786) 375-0344 today to speak with a cruise ship passenger assault lawyer about your legal options.