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Duck boats are risky recreational vehicles that have reputation for being “death traps.” In fact, despite their widespread use — and their ability to carry multiple passengers at once — duck boats aren’t well regulated. And they can be highly susceptible to accidents, both on the roads and in the waters of Louisiana and Texas.
When those duck boat accidents happen, the injuries are often fatal, and some form of negligence is usually to blame.
At Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, we have a deep understanding of how devastating duck boat accidents can be. And we know how vital swift action and fierce advocacy is when it’s time to bring a claim and make at-fault parties pay fair damages.
That’s why we have devoted more than two decades to helping duck boat accident victims recover and fight for the justice they deserve. It’s also why you can count on us for strategic, fearless representation in any type of duck boat accident case.
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Developed during WWII to support troops and supply chains , duck boats are amphibious vehicles that can function as both a bus and a boat.
Today, most ducks are used as touring and sight-seeing vehicles, taking large groups of people on the roads and waters.
To do that, duck boats have a unique design and distinct features, many of which haven’t been updated very much, if at all, since this vessel’s military days when it was known as “DUKW.”
Some of those features include (and are not limited to):
These aren’t the only factors that can cause a duck boat accident, and multiple factors can be involved. Still, you may not know what those factors are right after the accident happens.
With the help of Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, however, you can get clear answers about fault and your legal options for seeking justice.
Our trusted duck boat injury attorneys are ready to hear more about your accident and explain the available legal remedies during a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation.
In July 2018, one of the deadliest duck boat accidents in U.S. history occurred in Branson, Missouri. Killing 17 people, including many children, this duck boat crash happened about 30 minutes after a severe storm warning had been issued in the area.
Video of the deadly duck boat accident showed the vessel:
Follow-up investigations revealed that:
While the captain and crew have since faced criminal charges over the deadly accident, others have used this tragedy as a battle cry for regulating or banning duck boats.
The injuries and deaths caused by duck boat accidents are often preventable. When it’s time to get justice and recover from these accidents, it’s time to contact an experienced duck boat accident lawyer at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers.
Strategic, resourceful, and tireless, our duck boat accident lawyers are proud to offer the exceptional representation and compassionate service we would expect if we were in your shoes.
Discover the difference our team can make in your claim and recovery by contacting us today.