Sean M. Cleary is a personal injury attorney specializing in helping victims obtain just compensation for injuries sustained aboard Caribbean cruise ships. He has successfully completed many cases arising from a variety of incidents, including sexual and physical assault.
Criminal Assault: Who Is Responsible?
A vacation spent leisurely enjoying the beauty of the Caribbean aboard a luxury liner, such as Carnival, Celebrity, Norwegian, or Royal Caribbean International, is a dream-come-true for many people. Unfortunately, cruise ship passengers often do not realize that sometimes various crimes occur during cruises, including:
While cruise lines would like their passengers to believe that becoming a victim of a sexual or physical assault is their fault, often crimes and injuries suffered by passengers are the results of negligence.
Cruise ship owners and operators are required to provide a reasonably secure environment by minimizing foreseeable safety risks. While not expected to predict each and every crime, cruise operators may be held responsible if they neglect to implement all reasonable security measures. Some of the more common examples of such negligence include:
Inadequate security personnel aboard cruise ship
Insufficient screening of crew members' backgrounds
Lack of security cameras
Malfunctioning door locks
Inadequate lighting in stairwells and other public areas
Sexual/Physical Assault: Compensation
If you have become a victim of a physical or sexual assault aboard a cruise ship, compensation may be available to offset your:
Future therapy costs
Time off work
Reduced future income
Emotional pain and suffering
Contact the highly experienced sexual and physical assault attorney Sean M. Cleary today at (305) 416-9805 for a free evaluation of your case and the determination of the best course of action.
Mr. Cleary understands that victims of cruise ship sexual molestation require special attentiveness, which is why he treats them with the utmost compassion while aggressively pursuing the parties responsible for their suffering. This approach has helped Mr. Cleary become well known as a Miami cruise ship sexual assault/physical assault lawyer.
In many cases, time is of the essence as cruise ship incidents often involve a shortened statute of limitations. Meaning that victims usually have to file their personal injury lawsuits against cruise lines within a year and notify the cruise line typically within six months.
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