The FBI says in-flight sexual assault reports increased by almost 66 percent from 2014 to 2017. Airlines can be held liable for sexual assaults when the sexual assaults occur because of the airlines’ policies or lack of reporting policies and protocol.
Airlines can also be held liable when they fail to report sexual assaults to or cooperate with authorities. You may be eligible for a financial recovery if you were sexually assaulted while aboard an airplane. Call the California In-Flight Sexual Assault Lawsuit Attorneys today at 1-800-718-4658 for a free and confidential consultation. We don’t charge our clients a fee unless we obtain a recovery for them.
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California Lawyers Pursuing Airline Passenger Sexual Assault Claims
An Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) survey found that one in five flight attendants have witnessed a passenger’s sexual assault or have received reports of sexual assaults. Almost one in five flight attendants have been sexually assaulted. Flight attendants told NPR that airlines lack adequate support, protocols and training regarding in-flight sexual assault.
Only seven percent of flight attendants reported sexual harassment or abuse to their employers. AFA president Sara Nelson said this shows flight attendants don’t think airlines will do anything about sexual assaults if they report them. Twenty percent of flight attendants said their passengers reported sexual assault to them and they didn’t know how to report it or intervene. This meant less than half of reported assaults resulted in the plane’s landing being greeted by law enforcement.
If you were sexually assaulted while traveling on a commercial flight, contact the California sexual assault lawsuit attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen today for a free consultation by calling 1-800-718-4658, using the live chat feature or completing the contact form on this page.
Claims can be filed anonymously on behalf of sexual assault victims.
Passengers Suing Frontier Airlines For In-Flight Sexual Assault
The trend of in-flight sexual assault has seen an accompanying trend of lawsuits. Frontier Airlines is currently facing a class action lawsuit regarding in-flight sexual assaults. The lawsuit alleges that Frontier lacked adequate sexual assault prevention policies. It also alleges that Frontier failed to report sexual assaults to and cooperate with authorities.
Passenger Lawsuits Against American Airlines For Sexual Assault
American Airlines is being sued by a woman who said flight attendants and crew members failed to provide her any help when she was sexually assaulted on a flight to Paris. The woman said she fell asleep on the plane. She said she woke up to a sharp pain in her vagina and found that the man sitting next to her had his hand in her vaginal area. The woman said she reported the assault to the crew. She said the crew told her nothing could be done. She said the crew refused to let her change seats because the flight was overbooked. She said the crew made no attempt to apprehend the assailant upon landing. She said American Airlines offered her no help when she reported the assault to them once back in the United States.
American Airlines is also being sued by a woman who says they provided a passenger large amounts of alcohol. The passenger allegedly proceeded to grope the woman after becoming intoxicated.
The California law firm and its legal teams are currently investigating claims of in-flight sexual assault of passengers aboard commercial aircraft. If you were sexually assaulted while on board a commercial airliner, immediately contact our office to speak with a member of our sexual assault legal intake team by calling 1-800-718-4658 or using the live chat feature on this page.
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In-Flight Sexual Assault Lawyers In California
Sexual assault victims deserve compassionate and experienced representation by lawyers who understand what they’re going through and knows how to obtain justice for them. The airline passenger sexual assault attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP specialize in sexual assault and sexual abuse cases.
Our legal teams have a track record of experience and success handling sexual assault and sexual abuse cases. We fight to obtain justice for victims. Our attorneys and staff know how to handle these matters with the sensitivity and confidentiality these cases require. We’ve been handling sexual assault and sexual abuse cases since 1990.
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If you were sexually assaulted while traveling as a passenger aboard a commercial airline, immediately contact Nadrich & Cohen for a free, confidential consultation by calling 1-800-718-4658. Do not wait as there are strict time limits in which to make a claim.