One of the things that has been made clear, when Congress heard testimony about sexual assaults and personal assaults is that they are the leading crime reported, with 55 percent being sexual assaults and 37 percent of these crew members were the perpetrator.
There are some problems with this type of crime, first it happens on the open water, which means the passenger that is from Los Angeles, San Francisco or Long Beach does not have the protection of the same laws that protect them in their neighborhoods.
This is why after an attack on a cruise ship the victim should have the representation of an experienced cruise ship sexual assault attorney. This is important for the injured victim to have the representation of an attorney that will be able to protect their rights and has a complete knowledge of the laws that protect them, since they are not the same as the laws protecting victims on land.
One of the problems with cruise ship sexual assaults is that the cruise ship will not be registered in the United States, which means that they also do not follow the same laws as the cruise ship passenger from the United States. The cruise ship attorney understands this, but they also know the laws that protect the cruise ship passenger that has become a sexual assault victim.
The crimes against American’s on cruise ships are astounding and the cruise line can be held accountable for not providing a safe environment. This means that the sexual assault victim can recover compensation from the cruise line that should have protected them. If you need a cruise ship sexual assault attorney, contact Ehline Law Firm PC at
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