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Our lead trial lawyer Brett Rivkind has an international reputation for dedication and excellence. His hard work and success have been recognized extensively through awards and special recognitions.

Is Rape or Sexual Assault on a Cruise Ship a Crime?

A disturbing number of cruise ships have had reports of staff and crew failing to prevent rape and sexual assault on board.  Victims of these kinds of assaults may be on the ship for vacation or while working as a crew member or entertainer.  Fortunately for...

How Often Do Cruise Ship Passengers Fall Overboard?

There has been another reported incident of a passenger on a cruise ship falling overboard. This past Wednesday, a 23-year-old male passenger from Florida was reported to have fallen from the eighth deck of the Carnival Victory, a Carnival Cruise Line ship, at around...

Should Lifeguards Be Required on Cruise Ships?

We have previously reported about drownings on cruise ships. We believe this is a major problem that needs to be addressed. We have handled too many cruise ship drowning cases that we believe could have been prevented. Cruise ship drowning accident lawyer Brett...

An Overview of Cruise Ship Safety Laws for Passengers and Employees

All of the cruise ship companies register in foreign countries, and register their ships in foreign countries. The flags of these vessels are referred to as flags of convenience because the cruise ship companies register these vessels in foreign countries in order to...

New Safety Regulations to Increase Cruise Ship Passenger Rights

It was in 2005 that maritime lawyer Brett Rivkind first appeared before Congressional Hearings to address cruise ship safety and security. He was invited to testify as a Maritime expert to assist the members of Congress in addressing safety concerns onboard cruise...

How Often Does Sexual Assault Occur on Cruise Ships?

Sexual assault on cruise ships, including sexual assaults on minors, has been an ongoing problem on cruise ships for many years, and has called the public’s attention to the fact that crimes, including sexual assaults, occur on board cruise ships at a much...

Is a Floating Home Considered a Vessel Under Maritime Law?

There are many types of structures that float on water. Many times an issue arises whether a particular structure is considered a vessel under maritime law. There are significant consequences to being considered a vessel under federal maritime law. Whether maritime...

How Cruise Ship Size Can Affect Passenger Safety

Despite growing awareness of cruise ship incidents, including sexual assaults, fires, cruise ship passenger disappearances, and a host of other problems, an article in the Miami Herald indicates that the cruise ship industry here in Florida is booming. The article...

What is the Statute of Limitations on Cruise Ship Accident Lawsuits?

Cruise ship passenger accident lawyer Brett Rivkind continues to receive phone calls on regular basis from attorneys throughout the United States asking whether the one year statute of limitations to file a lawsuit for a cruise ship passenger who has been injured...
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THE LAWYER THAT CARES AND MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Brett Rivkind is a lawyer that not only cares but also a lawyer that makes a difference. Whether its speaking in congress to help promote safety awareness in legislation or representing clients in court seeking compensation for their injuries, Brett Rivkind is passionate about his dedication toward both promoting safety at sea and helping clients in need who have been harmed at sea.

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JURY VERDICT HALL OF FAME

Jury verdict obtained by Brett Rivkind selected to hall of fame of jury verdicts. This case is believed to be a record verdict of this particular type of case.

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