By:   Charles R. Lipcon

The Nation’s Leading Riverboat Accident Law Firm Fights for Our Client’s Right to Maximum Compensation and Demands At-Fault Parties Be Brought to Justice

riverboat-accident-lawyerLipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. have long advocated for the rights of riverboat injury victims and crew members for over five decades. We are the United States’ top-rated injury and accident law firm and have unparalleled experience and success in helping our clients maximize their financial compensation after suffering life-threatening or fatal injuries on the water. We have eight office locations across the country staffed with 16 full-time maritime and riverboat accident lawyers. We have more than 200 years of combined experience, have won our clients more than $300 million in insurance settlements and trial verdicts, and have handled more than 3,000 cases over the last 50 years. This makes us uniquely qualified to help riverboat accident victims demand justice.

With our numerous accolades and awards, including being recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year” ® in Admiralty and Maritime (Miami), and Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. being named to “Best Law Firms” ® in America by US News & World Report annually for almost a decade, we are confident in our legal experience and ability to help you and your family get through these trying times and secure the compensation you are owed. Four of our attorneys have even been named as “Best Lawyers” ® in America. Our founding maritime injury attorney, Charles Lipcon, has paved the way for your case by handling landmark personal injury and maritime lawsuits that changed the way the United States approaches riverboat and maritime accident claims.

Continue reading to find out more about how our riverboat accident attorneys are an invaluable asset after a catastrophic injury, and what to expect as we pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact our team today to put our hundreds of years of experience to work for you and schedule your 100% free consultation.

High-Profile Riverboat Accidents

At LM&W, P.A., our attorneys keep abreast of incidents that relate to our unique area of the law. The following list is recent riverboat accidents that were covered by the media. Not all riverboat accidents are actionable, but many are when they include, in whole or in part, the fault of the owners or operators.

Injured, Missing and Dead Riverboat Passengers in Kentucky

April 19, 2021 – A tragedy occurred when a riverboat struck an unknown object in the Ohio River near Louisville, KY. Few details of the nature of the collision have been reported by the media, but at least one person, Hayden Spencer (20), was killed at the time of the impact and four others were injured. Initially, two passengers were listed as missing at the time of the accident, but the Louisville Metro Police recovered the body of another female passenger a few days later. The remaining passenger has still not been located. The safety of passengers is the primary responsibility of the boat captain and crew. While there are still a lot of unknown details about this fatal crash, the injured parties and family members of the deceased would likely have an actionable case under the applicable maritime law.

60 Dead in Overloaded Boating Accident in the Congo

February 15, 2021 –Few vessels designed to navigate rivers have the capacity to carry 700 passengers, not to mention cargo. This is, however, what is believed to be the cause of a fatal accident that occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo last February. While technically described as a whaling vessel, the boat was being used to transport goods and passengers on the Congo River. At the time of the reporting, 300 passengers were listed as survivors, 60 confirmed dead, and several were still missing. It is unclear from media reports whether the remaining passengers survived or were missing. Tragic boating accidents are all too common in this part of the world. LM&W is awaiting further details of the accident to determine the viability of the case, but the deaths appear to be the result of negligence on the part of the boat operators.

Jones Act Employee Drowns off Belle of Cincinnati

August 12, 2019 – A Kentucky man who was a Jones Act employee of BB Riverboats, Inc. was discovered to be missing. A few days later, his deceased body was recovered from the Ohio River. According to the family’s legal counsel, the victim fell between the boat and the dock as he was crossing. The family brought a wrongful death claim based on the claim that the vessel was unsafe and that they did not have safety measures in place to ensure that crewmembers could receive immediate help when injured. This is precisely the type of case that we have made our reputation on since 1971, and we hope that the lawsuit brings closure to the family, and full compensation under the maritime law.

Our Award Winning Riverboat Accident Team is Ready to Start Fighting for Your Right to Maximum Compensation Today

The riverboat accident attorneys at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. have more than 200 years of legal experience representing victims that suffer catastrophic injuries on the water. Several of our full-time attorneys have been named “Best Lawyers” ® in America, while our firm has been named to “Best Law Firms” ® by US News & World Report for almost 10 years.

If you or someone you love was critically injured or killed in a riverboat accident, you may have several legal options available to you. Our team is available 24 hours a day to put our extensive legal knowledge of federal and international maritime laws to work for you. Let our team help you navigate the claims process and demand the compensation you are entitled to. Contact us immediately or call 877–233–1238 to schedule your confidential and free consultation and speak with a respected and experienced riverboat accident attorney.