Maritime Injury Resources
Brett Rivkind, our lead cruise ship and boating accident lawyer at Rivkind and Margulies P.A., has put together materials he believes to be most helpful for those who are traveling or thinking of traveling on a cruise ship, boat, yacht or any other kind of vessel on the water, as well as frequently asked questions for claimants involved in a cruise ship or boating accident.
Mr. Rivkind has been exclusively handling maritime work since 1983. He started his career defending cruise ships and soon after switched over to the plaintiff’s side, giving him a deep understanding of the other side’s perspectives in both boating and cruise ship accidents. Additionally, the admiralty and maritime laws, including jurisdictional and choice of law issues, are very complicated. In fact, Mr. Rivkind was selected to appear before Congress to educate them on these complicated issues of jurisdiction and regulation of the cruise ship industry, including what safety laws were in place to protect United States passengers. This extensive experience has given Mr. Rivkind unique insight into the complexities at sea.
We included the Cruise Ship Passenger Resource Center for those who are interested in cruising because the cruise ship industry is reported to be growing at a record pace during the past decade, which has been referred to as “the greatest cruise ship building boom in history-fueled by innovations and new technology”. Not only are there more people cruising, but there also bigger and more improved cruises being built. With more cruises, we have seen more injuries and accidents. The cruise industry does many things under cover and not much can be accessed by passengers. Hopefully this center will help clear some of that up.
We included the Boating Safety Resource Center to serve as boating safety resource center for those boating or thinking of boating on any type of watercraft. Florida is the boating capital of the United States. As Miami boating accident lawyers in the boating capital of the United States, we have extensive experience in a variety of boating cases and a unique insight into boating safety advocacy. We have provided some links we believe will be useful to not only provide useful information to future boaters, but to also provide safety materials to decrease the number of boating accidents we see annually.