Well, this is predictable, especially in Philadelphia:
Lawsuits Coming in Fatal Duck Boat Accident « KYW Newsradio 1060
I realize that there were serious mistakes made that led to this fatal accident, and therefore there must be liability. But for some reason, the thought of a team of briefcase-toting Philadelphia/NYC lawyers traveling to a tiny town in Hungary to "get to know the family" sounds an awful lot like high-tech long-distance ambulance chasing. I hope these poor families realize that the attorneys will deduct "out of pocket costs" (over and above their fees) from the winnings, and first-class globetrotting by these guys will likely take a big chunk (all?) out of their winnings. And none of this will bring back their loved ones.
And these guys suggest that the duck boats should have had positive flotation? I suspect that many things were done wrong in this unfortunate incident, but violating the laws of Physics was not one of them.
Lawsuits Coming in Fatal Duck Boat Accident
The families of the two Hungarian tourists who were killed in last week’s duck boat collision are preparing to file lawsuits in connection with the tragedy.
KYW’s John McDevitt reports that a Philadelphia lawyer who previously represented victims of the fatal Pier 34 and Tropicana garage collapses is heading to Hungary to assist the families.
Attorney Robert Mongeluzzi (above) and his partner will be joining co-counsel Peter Ronai of a New York firm in the small Hungarian town of 300 where the victims — 16-year-old Dora Schwendtner and 20-year-old Szabolcs Prem — lived, to meet their families and find out more about them and their lives.
Mongeluzzi says once that is done, a suit will be filed:
“We will be suing K-Sea Transportation — they were piloting the tug and barge that ran over the duck boat. We will be suing the duck boat company — they should not have had a breakdown, and they should have had an air horn that worked. And they should have had a vessel with buoyancy.”...