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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.

One Tourist Killed, Nine Injured in Bahamas Excursion Boat Explosion

Sadly, we have learned of yet another catastrophic accident involving an excursion in a foreign country, this time the Bahamas. Last Saturday, a tour boat carrying 10 Americans and two Bahamians exploded, killing one passenger and injuring 9 others. The engine...

American Passenger Dies Boarding Cruise Ship Tender

News outlets have reported that an American passenger aboard Holland America’s cruise ship the Maasdam died when she fell overboard while attempting to board a tender, which is a small boat used to transport the cruise ship passengers to land, while the ship was...

Admiralty Jurisdiction and the Right to Trial by Jury

Often times maritime lawyers are faced with the question of whether a jury trial can be obtained in an admiralty case, and whether admiralty cases must be filed in federal court. Oftentimes, people do not know that a jury can be involved in a case when it is an...

8-Year-Old Dies After Falling from Carnival Cruise Ship Atrium

In a very sad story, it has been reported that this past Saturday, an 8-year-old girl traveling with her family aboard the Carnival Glory cruise ship fell to her death from the atrium aboard the ship. The ship was docked at the Port of Miami at the time, as it had...

3-Year-Old Airlifted After Fall from Carnival Cruise Ship Balcony

It has been reported that a 3-year-old girl on board a Carnival Cruise Line cruise ship fell from a stateroom balcony to the deck below, suffering injuries that required her to be airlifted to a hospital in Tampa, Florida. The incident took place this past Friday...

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...
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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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