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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.

Cruise Ship Disappearances and Deaths Discussed in People.com

Reports of passengers going overboard on cruise ships, deaths and disappearances, have become much more prevalent in the past 10 to 15 years. I’ve been handling maritime cases for more than 30 years, and the last 10 to 15 years have brought to light many more...

Does Failing to Disclose Medical Conditions Affect Seamen Benefits?

A crewmember or seaman who suffers an injury or illness while in the service of the vessel is entitled to maintenance and cure. Maintenance is money to pay for food and lodging expenses on a daily basis that the seaman will require during the time he is receiving...

Common Causes of Boating and Yachting Accidents and Injuries

Our Miami boating and yachting accident attorneys at Rivkind Margulies & Rivkind P.A., are boating safety advocates. We are interested in not only representing those who have been harmed at sea, but also advocating for awareness and legislation to help prevent...

Is it Safe to Go on a Shore Excursion on a Cruise Ship?

Cruise ships market many shore excursions for the exotic ports they take the passengers to. Shore excursions present a potential risk of danger, and before booking a shore-side excursion, a cruise ship passenger should do some research about the particular excursion...

A Glossary of Common Cruise Ship Terminology

Aft: Near, toward, or in the rear (stern) of the ship. Air/Sea: A package that includes airfare to and from the port of embarkation as well as the cruise. (Also referred to as “Fly/Cruise”). Alternative Dining: A dining option offered in addition to the...

Are Cruises Safe for Children?

Over the past several months, we have been retained by passengers in various types of cases. Some of the cases involved slip-and-fall accidents, injuries on the water slide in the cruise ship’s water park, drownings occurring both on the ship and during shore...

8 Tips on How to Stay Safe on a Cruise Ship Vacation

1. Read Your Ticket If you are planning a cruise, in order to be aware of your rights, it is imperative that you read the fine print on your ticket for information regarding disclaimers, conditions and liability. You will know in advance when, where, and how you must...

What to Do if You Are Injured on a Cruise Ship

Cruise ships can be a great way to enjoy a vacation with family or friends and can be safely enjoyed if you go on board aware of the numerous risks involved in suffering an accident or injury, including the risk of being the victim of a sexual assault, rape, or...

An Overview of Federal Court Admiralty and Maritime Jurisdiction

Many attorneys and judges believe that an Admiralty and Maritime claim can only be brought in the Federal Court. However, this is not necessarily correct. There are certain claims that only can be brought in Federal Court under the Admiralty and Maritime jurisdiction...
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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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