No One Should Go Unpunished If You’ve Been Injured In A Cruise Ship Assault
Unfortunately, physical and sexual assaults sometimes occur on cruises. However, when evidence shows that a cruise operator failed to exercise the proper level of care in providing personal security measures or failed to properly conduct background checks on employees, they can be held financially liable.
These are serious matters that require serious legal representation. If you find yourself the victim of a cruise ship assault, it’s time to contact an experienced personal injury and maritime attorney. The Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A., in Gulf Breeze, Florida, has more than 40 years of experience. Our team uncovers lapses in personal security on board cruise ships that expose passengers to an increased risk for physical and sexual assault. In many cases, threats to personal security of employees and passengers increase when companies decline to improve security measures.
If you have been the victim of an assault while aboard a cruise, contact us now at 866-416-4412 to schedule a free consultation. Please don’t delay because most cruise line tickets contain severe time limits for when a lawsuit must be filed. The time-frame is typically 1 year, but written notice within 6 months.
Lapses In Personal Security Aboard Cruises
Our team is compassionate, understanding, but also firm and assertive in standing up for your rights if you have been the victim of a cruise line assault. Mr. Merting has worked with many clients assaulted due to cruise ship security lapses such as:
- Lack of security cameras
- Absence of security guards
- No checkpoints
- Open access to restricted areas
- Inadequate lighting in stairwells and passageways
- Faulty or missing door locks
- Absence of baggage checks
While a cruise line may not be able to guarantee that a crime will never occur on board a ship, owners and operators can minimize the threat of criminal assault. Here, the issue is one of foreseeability: If there are certain conditions or hazards that create foreseeable risks, a property owner or business has a duty to remove them. Our firm will investigate and stand up to these companies.
A Knowledgeable, Understanding Attorney
It’s unlikely that a cruise line will admit to its failure in providing proper personal security. That’s why it’s important to work with an experienced maritime injury attorney familiar with the crew and passenger safety requirements of admiralty law. Don’t let a ship’s owner or operator convince you that being a victim of crime is a matter of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Our law firm has more than 40 years of experience, and we will represent you. For a free consultation with a lawyer, contact the Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A. today at 866-416-4412.