Sexual Assault Cases Protecting Your Rights Throughout Florida

Cruise Ship Sexual Attorneys in Miami

We Also Represent Clients Who Have Been Physically Assaulted on a Miami Cruise Ship

The last thing you might anticipate as a cruise ship passenger is to become a victim of a sexual or physical assault. Negligent security, lack of cruise ship employee background checks, and unsafe premises, however, can culminate in just this type of criminal activity onboard the ship. If a fellow cruise ship passenger or cruise line employee recently assaulted you while on a cruise, contact the Flanagan & Bodenheimer Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Law Firm, We can help you take the necessary steps toward financial compensation for your damages.

Schedule your initial consultation by calling (305) 615-6080 or completing our online form.

If you’re searching for a law firm with focused, intimate knowledge of maritime and cruise ship law, look no further. Our lawyers have won many settlements and verdicts for clients involved in cruise ship accidents and injuries of all kinds. You need strong, aggressive legal representation during a sexual/physical assault claim in Florida. Winning is the best way to stand up for your rights and achieve justice. Our lawyers can provide the exceptional representation you need in Miami.

Statistics of Sexual & Physical Assaults on Cruise Ships

Cruise ships are all-inclusive – they provide everything passengers need right on the ship. This enclosed environment, however, also comes with a serious risk of criminal activity. Since victims have limited opportunities to escape, criminals may take advantage of negligent security and seize the opportunity to commit an assault crime. Sadly, sexual and physical assaults onboard cruise ships are relatively common.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) receives about 50 criminal cases regarding sea vessels per year. About 71% of these cases involved cruise ships. Recently, however, more victims have come forward regarding sexual assault on cruise ships. Last year, the FBI received 76 sexual assault reports from commercial cruise lines – a 23% increase from the annual average. If you suffered an assault on your recent cruise vacation, you aren’t alone. Explore your survivor rights with our attorneys.

Who Is Liable?

The most common liable parties for a cruise ship sexual or physical assault case are the assailant and the cruise line. The assailant can face criminal and civil charges for assaulting the victim. It is the government’s job to file criminal charges, but your job as a victim to file a civil claim. You may not only have one possible defendant for your case, however; the cruise line can share liability if it negligently failed to prevent the incident.

A cruise line should reasonably be able to prevent sexual and physical assault onboard its vessels. It can do so through conducting employee background checks, properly training employees, providing adequate on-ship security measures, prohibiting employees from entering occupied passenger quarters, and other such measures. When an assault happens during a cruise, the cruise line may be directly or vicariously liable. A case review with a Miami attorney can help identify the liable parties in your assault claim.

Why Do You Need a Lawyer?

It’s important to hire a lawyer for a case as complex as a cruise ship assault. Injury claims involving cruise ships deal with maritime laws, which are entirely different from the laws that govern accidents on land. An experienced lawyer can elevate your chances of a successful claim, helping you identify the at-fault party and pursue full compensation. Our Miami attorneys will fight for you every step of the way, taking on major insurance companies during settlement negotiations or going to trial if necessary. We believe in protecting the rights of sexual and physical assault victims, no matter what it takes.

We can help you file your claim within the state’s statute of limitations. Learn more about your rights and legal options. Call (305) 615-6080 today.

Flanagan & BodenheimeR

When It CountsTM
  • When It Counts™

    An injury can turn your life upside down. When it matters most to you, it matters most to us. Trust our team of dedicated attorneys to effectively and efficiently advocate on your behalf.

  • Dedicated Counsel

    Our skilled attorneys take the time to meet with you one on one to understand your case and your goals. Unlike others we don't just care about your compensation, we care about your recovery.

  • Transparency Throughout

    Our team understands that you are going through something difficult and we have made it our mission to walk alongside you and provide you with all of your legal options.

  • Innovative Strategies

    When you work with our team, you have a dedicated group of attorneys all motivated to help you win. At our firm we believe each case is unique, and thus deserves a unique legal plan.

    It is because of your help that I am in a better position now than I was before.

    “I felt always that you had my best interests at heart and looked out for me. Thank you team you have changed my life and I think of you with gratitude.”

    - A.S.
    I cannot recommend them enough!

    “They have been attentive, knowledgeable, and personally invested in our case. Having them on our side has put us at ease in this very difficult time. Thank you guys so much!”

    - David G.
    He will definitely fight for your cause.

    “Mike is an incredible attorney and is very knowledgeable, hard-working, and caring. He will definitely fight for your cause and will keep you in the loop while doing so!”

    - Esther A.
    He took the reins and made everything so easy for me.

    “As a personal injury lawyer, he is one of the most intelligent, caring, and committed professionals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Zach personally guided me every step of the way, through insurance companies, doctors, etc.”

    - Lisa C.
    Zach was always available and he truly cares.

    “He personally explained what they were doing every step of the way and he took all the pressure off of her. We couldn’t be more pleased with his professionalism and work ethic.”

    - Matthew C.
/

When it counTsTM

Make the Right Choice
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.