Miami Cruise Ship Rape & Sexual Assault Claims

A joyful outing on a cruise ship can quickly turn negative and result in long-term and life-altering injuries if a rape or sexual assault occurs. Being the victim of a rape or sexual assault on a cruise ship can entitle you to extensive compensation for the costs and damages linked to your injuries. Collecting what you are owed requires the application of the proper laws while holding the responsible parties liable for the physical and emotional injuries caused. The perpetrator of a sexual assault could be both criminally and civilly liable for their actions, meaning they could be subject to fines and imprisonment as well as owe you financial compensation. 

Sexual Assault Incidents Aboard Cruise Ships are Taken Very Seriously

Rape and sexual assault cases on cruise ships and other vessels that left Miami or other locations in southern Florida could be subject to both Florida and U.S. maritime laws. Winning your sexual assault case requires that the correct laws are applied and that the liable parties are held responsible. In some instances, ship owners may be liable for failure to maintain security or for hiring dangerous employees who victimize coworkers or guests. 

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We Look Out for Those Who Have Physical and Emotional Injuries on a Cruise Ship

Nothing may be more traumatic, and leave not only physical pain, but long-lasting emotional harm as well than a sexual assault. This is even more troublesome when it happened in a place where you should have been safe, such as on a cruise. At a time like this, you need a cruise personal injury lawyer who will provide excellent, tenacious legal representation. Every member of our team is sensitive to the emotional aspects of a case like this.

After nearly 20 years of top-notch maritime law service defending cruise ships against injury claims, Keith Brais founded Brais Law after winning a particular case that just didn’t sit right with him. Now he and the rest of our Miami team use our over 70 years combined trial experience and maritime law expertise to protect individuals like you and get the rightful compensation.

Contact our Miami Law Offices Today to Schedule a Free Initial Consultation and Let’s Get the Justice and Damages You Deserve

We offer a free, confidential case evaluation for those who have been the victim of rape or sexual assault aboard a cruise ship. An injury attorney on our team can help put at ease by explaining your options and laying out exactly what we can do to hold the perpetrator and the cruise line that failed to keep you safe responsible.

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Who is Liable for Sexual Assault Damages?

When you have been the victim of a sexual assault on a cruise ship or other vessel, you could be entitled to damages through a civil lawsuit. Getting compensation for these damages requires that you prove that another party or entity was the cause of the incident that led to your sexual assault and related injuries. The burden of proof for civil cases is lower than for criminal cases, and the evidence of a criminal case can be used by your Miami cruise ship rape and sexual assault lawyer to get you the just compensation you deserve after such a traumatic event.

Types of Damages for a Cruise Ship Rape or Sexual Assault

Since perpetrators of illegal activities like rape can be facing criminal and civil court actions, victims can be awarded damages for what happened. While criminal liability can result in fines, imprisonment, and a criminal record, civil liability can result in monetary compensation for the victim to be paid by perpetrator in addition to any liability on behalf of the cruise liner. Victims of sexual assault on a cruise ship or boat may be entitled to damages such as:

  • Medical bills, including the emergency room and any follow-up treatments 
  • Mental health-related expenses, including counseling and medications 
  • Lost wages after the assault 
  • Other economic expenses 
  • Pain and suffering 
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What Gives Me the Best Chance of Obtaining Compensation for My Damages after a Sexual Assault?

I Know I Need a Really Good Attorney When Dealing with Cruise Line Companies, but How Can I Pay for That?

Do I Need a Criminal Lawyer Now That the Person Who Assaulted Me Is in Jail?

What Gives Me the Best Chance of Obtaining Compensation for My Damages after a Sexual Assault?

The amount that you will be able to recover will depend on the evidence offered in support of your case. A cruise injury lawyer with Brais Law in Miami is well-versed in the local and federal maritime laws that apply to rape and sexual assault cases. Our experience is a definite plus in these circumstances.

I Know I Need a Really Good Attorney When Dealing with Cruise Line Companies, but How Can I Pay for That?

It is important to know that we only get paid if we win. We take injury cases, such as rape or other sexual assault cases, on contingency. Our payment comes out of a portion of the earnings we generate that we’ll agree upon before getting started, so you pay nothing out-of-pocket, ever.

Do I Need a Criminal Lawyer Now That the Person Who Assaulted Me Is in Jail?

No, the Florida justice system will handle the criminal charges but a personal injury attorney with us can handle the civil suit against the perpetrator in order to recover damages.

Find Out Your Legal Options with the Help of a Dedicated Cruise Ship Attorney for Rape and Sexual Assault Cases

Speaking with an attorney for assistance in collecting what you are entitled to for your cruise ship sexual assault is the first step toward winning your claim. We will provide you with a cost-free, risk-free assessment of your case based some basic information about the assault and related information. It is helpful if you bring as much information as possible to your initial consultation, including police reports, medical bills, and any documentation issued by the ship owner. An experienced, caring lawyer at Brais Law has a track record of success when it comes to cruise ship rape and sexual assault cases involving Port Miami and beyond. Schedule a time to discuss your case by calling us at 305-709-4117 or visiting our site to schedule your free initial consultation.

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