Missouri Boating Accident Lawsuits

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While boating is often a leisure activity, tourist boats have time and again been in the news for leading to tragic accidents. And yet the designs of boating vessels and the laws regarding boat safety haven't changed in Missouri. Most recently, on Thursday, July 19, seventeen people lost their lives after a duck boat capsized on stormy Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri.

While the water was said to be safe when the boat set out, a storm warning was in effect for the Branson area. According to survivors, when the storm did hit, none of the passengers were instructed to put on life jackets. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating any indications of mechanical failure or sub-standard boating operation. Other vessels were on the water during the storm and stayed afloat. The Missouri Highway Patrol is also conducting a criminal investigation while trying to determine why the duck boat was steered away from its intended course.

According to the NTSB, it could take a year to 18 months before answers finally come to light.

Duck Boats Are Known to Be Dangerous

What we do know, is that this is far from the first fatal and tragically preventable accident involving a duck boat. According to the NTSB, the canopy built into these tourist boats can prevent passengers from escaping. In Missouri, it is also not mandatory for passengers of these vessels to wear life jackets. In other accidents involving duck boats, negligent boat operators were to blame for injuries or fatalities that occurred.

Attorneys Advocating for the Injured & for Grieving Families

After a tragic and tragically preventable boating accident, injured victims and surviving family members deserve answers. They don't deserve to be further overwhelmed by medical bills, the stress of lost income, and other financial burdens that have been forced on them by another's actions. At MacPherson Law, LLC, our attorneys know how to advocate for the people in our community. We know how to find answers, secure financial compensation on behalf of clients, and demand changes that can prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.

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