Sexual Assault & Rape - Cruise Ship Lawyers - Miami & Key West

We Help Victims Of Cruise Ship Sexual AssaultOur Attorneys Protect the Rights of Cruise Ship Rape Victims in Miami

The compassionate lawyers at Leesfield Scolaro want nothing more than to see the victims of rape and sexual assault given justice and relief. If you were sexually assaulted while on a cruise ship that left out of the port of Miami, Leesfield Scolaro can help you. The victims of sexual assault or rape may file a civil lawsuit against those responsible for their injuries, and claim monetary compensation for medical bills, counseling, therapy services, loss of income, and more. Although no amount of money can ever make up for the horrific experience you have suffered, the monetary relief can help you seek the professional therapy services you deserve, as well as help you pay for medical expenses and lost wages. You should not suffer through any more hardships, and you do not need to continue alone and unprotected. If you were sexually assaulted on a cruise ship in Miami, the attorneys at Leesfield Scolaro can help you start the process of rebuilding your life, and seek reparation from those responsible for your trauma.

What Constitutes Sexual Assault or Rape on a Cruise Ship?

Cruise ships are huge floating cities with miles of long deserted hallways that can easily become confusing to a passenger. Vacationers might feel safe on a cruise ship, but in many cases the sprawling, often-confusing layouts can lead to opportunities for sexual assault and rape. Although cruise ship employees are supposed to go through a screening process to protect passengers, sometimes the cruise lines make a mistake and hire someone who eventually takes advantage of their position and rapes an unwary passenger. Sexual assaults by cruise ship crewmembers, though rare, have been reported with more frequency in recent years. Other passengers can pose a threat as well. A passenger who has been drinking all day may take advantage of an opportunity to force a sexual encounter with another, unwilling passenger. Any type of unwanted sexual contact can be considered sexual assault. With so many people on board and so many hallways that all look the same, a perpetrator might think that he will get away with it. The reality is that a cruise line is responsible for the safety of every person onboard at all times. If they do not have adequate security to prevent such a horrible thing from happening on one of their cruise ships, they can be held responsible in a civil court of law.

Cruise Ship Sexual Assault Cases in Miami Jurisdiction

Leesfield Scolaro has helped countless victims of cruise ship sexual assault to attain relief and justice. The terms of your cruise line’s ticket determine where all legal proceedings must be held, and also determine the length of time in which you have to file a claim. In most cases, the length of time is under a year. Almost all cruise lines that depart from the ports of Miami, Ft Lauderdale, and Key West designate the courts of Miami as the only legal venue in which to bring a claim, so it is important to retain a lawyer in the Miami Area. Leesfield Scolaro has offices in Miami, Key West, and Miami Beach, allowing victims from all over the country to have easy access to the Miami courts through our attorneys. All cruise ship sexual assault cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing out of pocket. Please call today for a free consultation. You can reach our firm by phone locally at 305-854 - 4900, or toll free at 800 - 836 - 6400.

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