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Cruise Ship Crime Claims

Sailing the open sea on a cruise ship might seem especially attractive, but with the benefits of a cruise also come risks associated with insufficient security, poor management, and other factors that can result in physical or financial harm to cruise passengers. If you have been a victim of a crime while on a cruise, a cruise ship crime victim lawyer at Brais Law Firm can help you put together your claim and get the compensation you deserve. 

Common crimes that passengers are victimized by on cruise ships include:

To discuss the specifics of your situation, speak to one of our cruise ship crime victim lawyers in confidence as soon as possible. 

Cruise Lines Have Complex Legal Liabilities and Duties

Cruise lines operate on international waters, and the companies that run them are often incorporated in foreign jurisdictions. For example, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Splendor, and Carnival Breeze vessels are flagged pursuant to Panamanian and Bahamian law. This means that the cruise ship you are boarding and deboarding from in the United States may not have to abide by all of the laws of the United States while you are on a cruise. That said, getting just compensation after being victimized can be confusing and difficult. This is why it’s important to discuss your legal options with a cruise ship crime victim lawyer. 

The Cruise Line Has A Duty to Provide A Secure Environment For Guests

If you are the victim of an assault or a robbery, you might think that the only party to blame is the individual who directly engaged in the assault or robbery and caused you harm. While in some situations this might be true, when you are a guest or employee on a cruise, the cruise line has a duty to maintain a safe and well-managed environment. 

When passengers on cruises experience physical or financial harm due to negligent security or other causes within their control, the cruise line itself may be liable for the harm experienced by the passengers. Accordingly, you can collect compensation from a party when your injuries happened because of their negligence. Negligence is a complex legal term that your attorney will carefully apply the evidence to in order to win your claim or case and recover damages.  

Discuss Your Legal Options With A Cruise Ship Crime Victim Lawyer

Determining who is to blame for your cruise ship crime and how much you are entitled to in damages can be difficult. The best way to measure and collect the compensation you are entitled to is by working with a lawyer. Your initial consultation is free of charge, so don’t hesitate to reach out so we can consider the circumstances of your specific situation and determine how we can help in your case. 

To learn what options you have to obtain compensation for your losses and injuries related to the cruise ship crime of which you were a victim, pick up the phone and call (800) 499-0551 or visit our site to schedule a consultation

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