Cruise Ship Sexual Assault Attorney John H. (Jack) Hickey Can Fight for You
Florida cruise ship sexual assault lawyer John H. (Jack) Hickey represented cruise lines for 15 years; now he represents injured passengers and crew members against the cruise lines and owners. Cruise ships are becoming an increasingly popular getaway for people all over the world. The cruise ship industry brings in billions of dollars a year. Despite its success, cruise lines have recently come under fire because of cruise ship accidents onboard. Passengers have become ill because of poor sanitation, and some have suffered injuries from lack of security or safety precautions. Common cruise ship accidents include assault by crew members or other passengers, food poisoning, sexual battery, slip and falls, trip and falls, and injuries on excursions.
The cruise ship industry has restricted when and where you can place a claim. Those restrictions appear in the fine print of the ticket. For example, many tickets make a stipulation that you must notify the cruise line within a specific time from when cruise ship accidents occur. The ticket may also have a provision that requires you to file your claim within one year of the time cruise ship accidents occur, and they also require that claims be made in a certain state. Because of these limitations, it is important to have representation from an experienced maritime attorney who can ensure you take the necessary steps in case of cruise ship accidents.
Cruise ship lines have a responsibility to make sure there are no dangerous conditions on board that can cause serious injury to its passengers. When cruise ship accidents occur because of poor maintenance, incompetent staff members, or improperly trained employees, the cruise ship owners can be held legally responsible for negligence. Owners can also be held liable for cruise ship accidents that are caused by inadequate safety equipment or emergency precautions. Victims of cruise ship accidents may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you were a passenger and were injured on any ship where the ticket requires that you file suit in Miami, in Miami-Dade County, or anywhere else in Florida, call us toll free at 1.866.523.5072. This would include any accident on board a cruise ship owned or operated by Carnival Corporation (Carnival Cruise Lines), Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruise Lines, or Norwegian Cruise Lines.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured because of another person’s or cruise line’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Cruise ship rape attorney John H. (Jack) Hickey represents victims of cruise ship assaults and cruise ship accidents all across the state of Florida, including Miami. Contact a Florida cruise ship sexual assault lawyer today to schedule a free consultation.