Housing hundreds of passengers and crew in a complex that has multiple floors with multiple venues throughout, cruise ships are inherently prone to the same dangers that cities on land are prone to. Through crime reports recently made available to the public, it can be confirmed that over a 3-year period, approximately 200 injuries took place aboard cruise vessels, including slip and fall, exposure to toxic substances, negligence, and sexual assault and harassment. 70% of the crimes reported on cruise ships in 2016 were of the latter. At the Kolodny Law Firm, our cruise ship accident and personal injury attorneys are here to help victims find justice and closure.
CRUISE SHIP INJURY LAWYERS FIGHT FOR EMPLOYEE AND PASSENGER JUSTICE
The employees and passengers of cruise ships have the same rights when aboard vessels. Environmental safety, medical care, and accountability against negligence are just a few of the rights available to those aboard cruise ships. Having represented numerous clients, our cruise ship accident attorneys have been there for those who felt there was no option available to them for recompense. Our goal is to provide a way for clients to get treatment, therapy, and any other award necessary to ensure they are able to return to the normality of their lives. Having handled dozens of cruise ship accident cases, our lawyers are equipped with the necessary experience to make sure that big cruise lines are held accountable for their actions and negligence.
SEXUAL ASSAULT ON CRUISE SHIPS
Cruise ship safety affects cruise ship ticket sales, and so it is usually in the best interest of the cruise line to keep all instance of sexual assault aboard cruise lines as quiet as possible. Beyond this general mindset, cruise lines have been known to distort the system by hiring the investigators of sexual assault cases, automatically putting them at odds with the victims of the assault cases. As a result, it’s not exactly shocking to see the numbers on the rise. The Washington Post reported that during the first 3 quarters of 2019, allegations of sexual assault on Carnival cruise lines increased from 60 incidents for the same time frame in 2018 to 79 incidents reports in 2019’s first 3 quarters. Not all incidents on cruise ships are accidents, and the responsible parties must be held accountable. When a cruise ship makes the decision to hire an individual with a background of sexual assault, the accountability for any negative actions done by that individual falls squarely on the cruise line. Poor hiring of unsafe employees makes them legally liable, and as experienced cruise ship accident attorneys, our expert trial lawyers have made it their career to hold big companies like cruise lines legally accountable for their decisions.