Duck Boat Victims and Families Seek $10 Million
You may recall earlier in September when we posted about the victims of the duck boat accidents. Losing so many lives was tragic, and one family is now seeking compensation to the tune of $100 million.
Seventeen people died that day, and the lawsuit alleges that the company decided that profits were much more important than heeding any warnings of bad weather. Their own polices state that the boats will not be placed in the water during inclement weather, and for very good reason.
To make the situation worse, when the waters did get rough, the captain did not instruct the passengers to put on life jackets. Instead, he lowered the boat’s plastic side curtains. This only trapped the passengers inside the boat even more.
In 2000, the National Transportation Safety Board issued a warning regarding these types of boats. They stated that they needed to be upgraded to make sure they were able to stay afloat during inclement weather. That warning was never heeded.
It is not surprising that the families are seeking compensation for the lives that were lost. As your St. Louis personal injury attorneys, it is our duty to fight for cases like this one.
If you or someone you love is ever injured in an accident because of a company’s negligence, you need proper representation. St. Louis personal injury attorneys will fight for your case so that justice is served.