Crew on Passenger Sexual Assault/Rape Claims

Crew on passenger sexual assault / rape claims? | Brais Law | Maritime Injury Attorney
For more than twenty-five years the firm has handled all types of Maritime and Admiralty related claims, including yacht and recreational boat collisions , personal watercraft (“Jet Ski” and “Wave Runner”) injuries from collisions and allisions (impact with a fixed object, e.g., fixed bridge), diving & snorkeling prop strike injuries , unsafe marine products and marine commercial disputes which often times lead to liens & vessel arrests of a yachts or commercial vessels by a Federal Marshall.

Crew on Passenger Sexual Assault/Rape Claims

Cruise ships are obligated to provide a reasonably safe place. When a crew ship employee, namely a crew member, perpetrates a crime such as a rape or a sexual assault, the cruise lines are strictly liable for those acts. It no longer is the burden on the part of a cruise passenger or an attorney representing a cruise passenger to prove that the cruise line either knew or should have known of this propensity of a particular crew member. That no longer is the burden of proof. It’s strict liability.

The only thing that a cruise passenger, at that point, needs to prove is that the event occurred, that it was non-consensual and that there are resulting damages and harm. These are very, very traumatic events, physically, mentally, emotionally, and something the firm has handled for nearly 30 years.

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After my accident I contacted them right away. I was able to see them the same day and was kept in contact throughout the process. Everyone in the office was very accommodating, polite and professional. I highly recommend Brais Law and think very highly of their lead attorneys. They helped me WIN my case, and I am forever grateful. They went above and beyond to assist me. Thank you all so very much. H.S.
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The entire law firm of Brais Law were extremely helpful in handling my snorkeling accident. The firm takes customer service to a new level, not only being readily available, but courteous, respectful, sympathetic, and empathetic. The firm, especially Keith and Karla, were always quick to return calls, offer updates, and provide guidance and information. There is no comparison when it comes to firms. If you need legal advice or representation, especially concerning maritime events, contact Keith and his crew first and save yourself a lot of time and heartache! J.C.
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I was looking to refer a client injured on a cruise ship and had the pleasure of speaking to Keith. Keith was extremely helpful and he took time out of his day to provide some guidance. If you're looking for a Admiralty & Maritime /Personal Injury Lawyer in Florida, I would highly recommend Brais Law Firm! T.C.