Preserving a Cruise Ship Negligence and Rape Case
Learn here about preserving a cruise ship rape case. The location of the Ehline law firm is Los Angeles, California. We are only minutes away from San Pedro, California. And this remains a popular point of departure passenger port in Southern California. Our team of legal envoys helps the victims of forcible rape violations, wherever they are.
Your local confidants will give it our all to get money damages for your serious personal injury and loss. And we so while respecting your need to keep this private and confidential. In fact, our duties and promise include fighting to get you special damages. These include items like medical bills and lost wages. Also, they include general damages like past, present and future pain and suffering.
If you were the victim of rape or assaulted, or even harassed by a cruise line worker or errant passenger, call now. As a matter of fact, get a free consultation today.
Some chance events include a torn anus or vagina, sexually transmitted diseases and so on. So even if you’re an injured employee in a seafarers union or cruise liner employee, we may be able to secure you money damages. No matter what your delicate affront, we can help.
Cruise Ship Rape Lawyers Needs Mad Skills.
Litigating a cruise ship rape case requires extensive legal skills. You may need to hire an expert witness to help prove your rape case and the resulting damages and liability. You may have suffered severe trauma and may even need a forensics expert, or security expert. This is because sexual predator cases like this are very complicated when it happens offshore.
Did you know that under the law of agency, a negligent cruise line may be vicariously liable for bad acts of its cruise ship employees and their agents? You may be entitled to recover money damages for your civil case, even if the intentional or wrongful acts aren’t within the scope of these people’s employment
Assuming you are the victim of a cruise ship crime, like rape, battery, assault, and so on, make sure to seal off the scene of the crime and allow no one to pass but law enforcement personnel such as the FBI.
- Make sure to take photographs immediately, so much time as you don’t trample on the accident or crime scene. Law enforcement will usually wear special clothing, including sterile gloves, boots, and even respirators to avoid contaminating the crime or accident scene.
- Make sure to get the witness’ information, if any, like their phone numbers and where they live. (Physical address).
- Take a recorded statement on your iPhone. (Try your cell phone, most have built in recording devices).
- Don’t eat, wash your mouth out, or wash your body. First get swabbed and examined by a medical doctor.
- Ask the doctor to take blood samples as well and get the doctor to write it down in the medical charts.
- Make sure to get photos of the ship’s crew.
- Also, snap photographs of passengers involved in the assault.
Also, the cruise corporation will do its best to destroy evidence. So keep that in mind. In other words, call the FBI immediately. In any case, call Ehline Law Firm immediately. Set up an injury claim today.
- Look at your boat cruise passenger ticket.
- Make sure to find the statute of limitations and venue clause. (See above.)
Most cruise lines require an injured cruise ship passenger to notify the cruise line of any injuries starting six months after the unforeseen and life altering event. In fact, a befallen passenger’s claim can become time barred. Mail your claim certified mail, return receipt requested. Retain copies of the certified letter.
In exchange for the cost of a ticket, a passenger liner creates a legal, binding contract with the tour boat passengers. But much of the contract is unfair and tilts for the cruise ship company. Ironically, these provisions can severely hinder your rights. For example, these harsh conditions include the six-month notice provision. Also, they usually entail a one-year complaint filing provision. Last, there will normally be a strict forum selection provision.
Other unfair provisions include a that claim for lost or damaged baggage as low as $100 is valid, even if you lost over $100,000 in goods. Other harsh conditions include the right to deviate from a previously set and printed schedule. In fact, some even disclaim liability for on-shore injuries. So caveat emptor.
Who Can Help Me With More Tips and Legal Advice?
Call Ehline Law Firm. We have vast knowledge preserving rape and negligence, claims and will do our utmost to protect your rights and claims under the laws of the sea and the laws of the land. 24 hour hotline at 1-888-400-9721.