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October 2018 Archives

Duck boat companies cite obscure 1851 law in wrongful death suit

There have been a number injuries and deaths involving the land-water duck boats often used to cart tourists through theme parks and other attractions. One notable example is the tragic July 19 capsize and sinking on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri that left 17 dead and 7 others injured. Now owners Ripley Entertainment Inc. of Orlando, FL and Branson Duck Vehicles of Branson respond to multiple lawsuits by invoking 1851 federal law that they claim prevents them from owing any compensation because the boat carried no freight and was a total loss. 

Cyclist struck by truck survives

In a collision between a car and a semi-truck, the driver of the car is often seriously injured or killed. Bicyclists hit by 60-foot-long, 80,000 pound semi-trucks have an exceedingly small chance of survival, even while wearing a helmet. Yet a teenager cyclist in suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, survived.

Limousine accident that kills 20 could have been avoided

The death of 20 in a crash that reputably was avoidable makes it all the more tragic. According to multiple sources, the limousine involved in the crash in upstate New York had failed a state inspection and was not supposed to be on the road. The company had five inspections in recent years and had three of its vehicles cited and pulled from service. The 53-year-old driver also did not have proper licensing to operate the 2001 Ford Excursion limousine. The group of 18 in the limo included many friends and family, counting four sisters and two brothers. The group was on a wine-tasting and brewery tour as part of a birthday celebration.

Injuries linger for Las Vegas shooting victims and their families

The massacre in Las Vegas was one year ago this week. The worst shooting in U.S. history, a gunman opened fire on 20,000 fans attending a concert on the grounds of the Mandalay Bay resort, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds more who were trying to escape. Victims and their families are still trying to pick up the pieces, but these injuries sustained in a split second will take a lifetime to heal. The lives of the families of the deceased will never be the same.