Tragic accidents occur on far too frequent a basis. When they do occur, the natural inclination is to try and understand how such a thing could have happened, and what conditions allowed it to happen. In essence, we want to know whose fault it is that an accident took place. Sometimes there is no blame to be assigned, but oftentimes horrible accidents are the result of negligent behavior, and the accident could have been avoided altogether had someone acted reasonably. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.
On July 29, 2018, tragedy struck in Missouri as a tour boat sunk, leaving seventeen people dead. The vehicle, which was an amphibious half-boat half-bus designed during World War II, was in the water during a storm and took on a significant amount of water. Now, several people have filed lawsuits on behalf of the deceased, claiming that this accident was predictable and avoidable.
One such lawsuit claims that the groups that operate this company have known for years about the design flaws inherent in the boat, and that their susceptibility to sink during storms had been previously noted, yet no changes had been made. That lawsuit has named Ripley Entertainment, Ride the Ducks, and other companies that are believed to be responsible, as defendants. The suit claims that the tour should have been cancelled, as management for the tour company was aware of the impending storm.
If a loved one has been killed as the result of the negligence of another, you may be entitled to monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert wrongful death attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!