Experienced Miami Lawyers Representing Victims of Sexual Assault Aboard Yachts and Private Boats
Sexual assault is a horrific crime that can happen anywhere. A private boat or yacht is no exception. Too often, sexual assault and harassment goes unreported. If you have been sexually assaulted while aboard a private ship, you need an experienced Miami sexual assault attorney who can provide you with the legal guidance and representation you need to get the recovery you deserve.
At Mase Mebane Seitz, our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers who will fight hard to get you the maximum compensation available in your case. We have handled dozens cases arising from sex assaults at sea, which has led to us having an unfortunate understanding of the unique dynamics involved in owners and operators of private boats being responsible for the sexual assaults of their crewmembers.
Our skilled trial lawyers can fight to hold all responsible parties accountable, including the offender, his employer and the owner/operator of the boat.
Civil litigation can be complex, often requiring more than one person or entity to be a defendant. Regardless of the circumstances of your case, you need dedicated, compassionate advocacy. Our attorneys know that this may be a difficult time. We are here for you and will be your champion in and out of court. Contact our office today at (305) 602-4936 for a free consultation.
Who Is Liable in a Sexual Assault Case That Took Place on a Boat?
In a sexual assault or harassment case that occurs aboard a private boat, a number of parties may be held liable. First, the perpetrator may face civil and criminal consequences for his or her conduct. Second, the owner or operator of the yacht may be responsible if they failed to provide a safe environment for guests or crew members.
For instance, if the owner or operator of a private boat failed to conduct a background check of crew members that would have revealed a prior criminal history, they may be responsible.
If previous instances of harassment were reported by guests or crew members and the owner failed to address them or take appropriate action against the perpetrator, he or she could face liability. In any instance where an owner, operator, or employer was negligent, resulting in harm to a crew member or guest, that person may face legal consequences.
It is essential that you consult authorities and meet with a knowledgeable attorney immediately after any instance of sexual abuse or harassment. Whether you were on a tour, excursion, or a rental yacht for an extended vacation, our legal team can help. You are not in this alone. Our leading attorneys are here to represent you.
Recovery for Sexual Assault and Harassment Victims
Sexual assault is a crime that affects millions of people each year. According to the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence (FCASV), it is estimated that “1 in 6 women (17%) have been raped at some point in their lives.” A large percentage of rapes and other sexual assault crimes go unreported.
If you have been a victim of sexual assault or sexual harassment as a guest or crewmember of a yacht or private boat in Miami, contact Mase Mebane Seitz today to discuss your legal options. Nothing can completely heal the wounds of sexual assault, but you may be able to receive compensation for your pain and suffering through a legal claim.
As a survivor of an unconscionable act, you deserve aggressive representation. You need someone who will fight to hold negligent and wrongful parties accountable for their actions. We know that many survivors of sexual assault and harassment face a lifelong struggle. Coping with the trauma can be challenging, requiring the help of a professional counselor. You should never have to pay for someone else’s despicable conduct.
Our South Florida sexual assault lawyers will seek damages that cover not only your medical expenses but also your pain and suffering and emotional distress. We will fight to get you the maximum recovery. Our singular focus is on you and your recovery, both in and outside of court.
Hire a Knowledgeable Sexual Assault Lawyer
If an act of sexual assault or harassment occurred on a yacht or private boat, you need representation you can trust. At Mase Mebane Seitz, we will help you hold all parties accountable. We can bring a lawsuit against the aggressor and any negligent owner or operator of the private boat. If a crew member perpetrated the assault, their employer should be held liable. We will ensure that all responsible parties are brought to justice and held to answer for their negligent and wrongful actions.
Contact Mase Mebane Seitz today at (305) 602-4936. Our Miami attorneys stand by victims of sexual assault and harassment. We hear you and are here to help.Back to Boating Accidents