Duck Boat Accident Lawyers
Handling Cases of Drowning & Wrongful Death
In 2018, 17 people were killed in a tragic duck boat accident on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri. Stormy weather suddenly struck a boat owned by Ride the Ducks, a popular tour service. The vessel capsized while filled with 31 passengers—of them, 11 were members of the same family. None of the passengers were wearing lifejackets because the captain had allegedly told them they didn’t need them.
17 people died—9 from the same family. Young children and teenagers were among the dead.
“Duck boats” were amphibious military vehicles designed for troop and supply transport in World War II. After the war, the vehicles were utilized for tourism. Cities near bodies of water—Philadelphia, Boston, Seattle, and more—used them to tour the streets and local waterways. Businesses like Ride the Ducks created tourist attractions out of riding the enormous vehicles. However, duck boat lawyers have called them by another name: “sinking coffins.” The duck boat attorneys at Arnold & Itkin believe that companies like Ride the Ducks need to be held accountable before other people die in their vessels.
If you or a loved one was harmed while riding a duck boat, call (888) 493-1629 or contact us online to review your options.