Harassment / Sexual Assault
Today cruise ships are much like floating cities. Like typical cities, cruise ships suffer from the same problems of crime, sexual assault, police brutality, theft, battery or drug or alcohol overdose. Cruise ship security must be properly trained to competently deal with all of the foregoing problems. Often such problems still occur on board the cruise ship due to the negligence of the cruise line. Such negligence could be due to hiring employees with prior incidents of sexual assault, inadequate training of security personnel, inadequate policies or procedures, failure to follow policy or procedures or other security lapses.
Many on board incidents involve injuries caused by other passengers, family members, traveling partners or even self-inflicted injuries, whether negligent or intentional. Often alcohol is involved and the potential plaintiff’s conduct is questionable at best. An injured plaintiff may be embarrassed or think that because he or she was inebriated, the cruise line would bear no responsibility. Nevertheless, cruise lines must anticipate that passengers will become drunk and rowdy and must deal with such situations in a reasonable manner with due regard for the protection of their passengers. Should you be injured in an incident on board a cruise ship that involves crime, sexual assault, police brutality, theft, battery or drug or alcohol overdose, you should contact an experienced cruise ship injury attorney such as one of the lawyers at Charlip Law Group, LC. At Charlip Law Group, LC we have the experience and knowledge to differentiate what within the event you experienced would bear upon the conduct of the cruise line and amount to liability entitling you to compensation.
All incidents of cruise ship negligent security should be immediately evaluated by an experienced cruise line injury attorney. Such incidents require a complete and timely investigation and legal action to be commenced within one year of injury. Charlip Law Group, LC has experience in such cases and is available to assist you should you unfortunately experience such an incident.
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