Louisiana Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys
Cruise Ship Accident Lawyers Serving Baton Rouge, New Orleans & Beyond
Cruise ships are a popular vacation option for millions of people. Unfortunately, cruise ships are often the backdrop for serious accidents and serious crime, including sexual assault or harassment, slip-and-fall accidents, toxic exposure, and general negligence. All of these lead to catastrophic injuries. Over a 3-year period, roughly 200 people suffered an injury while on a cruise, with 25 of them classified as serious.
One of the most threatening risks on a cruise ship has been the high rate of sexual assault. Out of all the crimes committed aboard cruise ships in 2018, 70 percent were sex crimes, most of them committed against minors. It is the cruise ships duty to report crimes committed on the vessel, yet the public has only recently learned how often sexual assault occurs on cruises. Our Louisiana cruise ship accident lawyers believe that cruise companies should be taking responsibility by being transparent about what actually happens aboard their vessels.
If you or a loved one was harmed while on a cruise, it is important to contact a New Orleans cruise ship accident attorney as quickly as possible. Call (888) 493-1629 for a free case review.
Our Baton Rouge Cruise Ship Injury Lawyers Fight for Employees & Passengers
Cruise ship employees have the same rights as passengers—they have the right to a safe environment, to medical care when they’re hurt, and to hold someone responsible when injured by negligence. Our cruise ship attorneys represent workers who have been injured as a result of their employer’s negligence. Arnold & Itkin’s goal is to help these people receive the money they need to replace their lost income, to help them get treatment and care for their injuries, and to get back on their feet. Many cruise ship employees and passengers came to us with little hope. They know how big their employers are, how many lawyers and investigators are at their beck and call, and how desperately the company wants to protect its image. Our cruise ship injury attorneys take on giant companies all the time, helping our clients shed light on unsafe company policies. Whether you've been hurt during a gangway accident or are suffering because of unsafe vessel operations at sea, we're ready to help you.
High Risks of Sexual Assault on Cruise Ships
Cruise ships have a sexual assault problem they need to address. Since a cruise’s reputation affects ticket sales, perpetrators of sexual assault act with more boldness than they would onshore because they know the company will try to hide the problem. They know that it’s in the cruise line’s best interest not to prosecute sexual assault cases—leaving hundreds of people without a voice and a chance to receive justice.
For example, in 2017 Carnival Cruises reported that their crew was accused of 62 accounts of sexual misconduct (not including crimes committed by passengers). Weeks after reporting that number, Carnival came clean with 108 total accusations. Of those 108 cases, 16 were accusations from passengers accusing crew members of rape, and another 6 were crew members accusing fellow workers of rape.
Billions Won by Louisiana Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys
When someone is injured on private property due to unsafe conditions, they have the right to hold the property owner accountable under premises liability law. While our attorneys often represent passengers or workers who have suffered accidents, such as slipping or falling, we also ensure to hold cruise ships accountable for sexual assault that occurs aboard. When a crew member has a history of sexual assault allegations or has a record that should not allow them to work near minors, it is the cruise company that needs to be held accountable. Their poor or unsafe hiring practices make them legally liable for the crimes their employees commit.
As trial lawyers, we hold cruise line companies accountable for what they did and make them face the harm they caused. Our cases often force companies to change their policies to prevent similar incidents from occurring again. Regardless of the nature of your harm, our cruise ship injury law firm has the experience and knowledge to help you get the best possible result for your case. Our team of Louisiana personal injury lawyers want to make sure we can help you receive the compensation you deserve to take care of your family and yourself.
Learn your options and rights. Contact our New Orleans cruise ship attorneys today for a free consultation: (888) 493-1629.