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Maritime Injury Resources

Brett Rivkind, our lead cruise ship and boating accident lawyer at Rivkind Margulies & Rivkind 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.

Cruise Ship Passenger Resource Center

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.

Boating Safety Resource Center

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.

We invite you to search our Frequently Asked Questions as well as our Cruise Ship Passenger Resource Center and our Boating Safety Resource Center, which are currently growing. If you have any questions about any of the materials we have provided, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Maritime Blog Cruise Brett Rivkind is dedicated to bringing boaters and cruisers the latest industry news and informative articles. In his blog, Mr. Rivkind shares his vast knowledge and experience in the maritime legal field, reporting on cruise ship and boating law issues.
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  2. Assumption of the risk forms
  3. Be careful what you say
  4. Be careful what you write
  5. Be aware
  6. Be investigators
  7. Report immediately
  8. Month deadline so contact a maritime lawyer ASAP
Client Reviews
Mr. Rivkind and his team are outstanding and clearly some of the best in the field of maritime law, based on our experience. I appreciate their office for being approachable, extremely professional and pushing relentlessly for the success of my case. Can't thank them enough. Highly recommended! Sherma Noel George
This is the best maritime law firm in my opinion. If you want the best lawyer working on your case, this is the place. This firm is a good professional team with outstanding leadership and talented professionals. Once your case has been settled, you'll likely still continue to hear from Mr. Rivkind. His genuine warmth and kindness makes it near impossible not to become his friend. Thank you Brett for changing my family's life and mine. Willy Dolcin
Mr. Rivkind is highly talented and a very good lawyer. I believe Mr. Rivkind is absolutely the best maritime attorney in the United States. He fought for my rights, and never gave up. He is truly an example to all. The words don't exist to express my gratitude for having him represent me in the battle of my life. Mr. Rivkind you are eternally loved by your client. Virginia Walton
I was a former client of Mr. Rivkind, and I can honestly say that he had a tremendous impact on my life, a very positive one! Mr. Rivkind has exceptionally broad knowledge and experience with maritime law, and he's a great guy who is dedicated to helping people. Always focused, determined, and dedicated to achieving the best results for his clients. Vonda Lewis
I've nothing but love for Rivkind Margulies & Rivkind P.A.. Mr. Brett Rivkind has been there for me more than once and gotten me through some rough times. He gave me a new start, a new life. Mr. Rivkind fought for my medical treatment, for my well-being and to make sure I was given what was owed to me. No one like the best maritime lawyer in the world. Roger Mitchell Hilton