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Boating Accident Victims Awarded $15M

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Tyler Kirchoff5 years ago

The families of two Hungarian students will each receive $7.5 million in a wrongful death verdict resulting from a 2010 boating collision between a Philadelphia Duck tour boat and a tug-boat driven barge. The remaining passengers will split a verdict of $2 million.

Details of the Wrongful Death Case

  • The plaintiff’s sightseeing boat was rammed by a tug-boat driven barge during a tour on the Delaware River.
  • The driver of the tug-boat pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter for causing the boating accident.
  • The plaintiffs contend that both the tug-boat company and the tour company ignored standard safety protocols and failed to properly train their staff.

Jury Awards $17 Million

  • Both the tug-boat company and tour company were ordered to pay $15 million to be split between the families of the two decedents.
  • The families were awarded $7.5 million each.
  • The other passengers were awarded $111,000 each.
Contact an Experienced Maritime Accident Attorney

Anyone who is involved in any type of maritime accident should immediately seek medical care. Even if an accident seems to be minor, you can prevent further health complications from developing by seeking immediate attention.

It is also essential to document any maritime injury in the accident report immediately after in occurs. The more detailed your report is, the better chance you have of receiving maximum compensation.

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