Posted On: October 14, 2010 by Mark Bello of Lawsuit Financial Corp.

Duck Boat Collision: Maritime Cases Are Good Candidates for Lawsuit Funding


If you haven’t been hiding under a rock, you have heard about the Duck Boat that collided with a sludge-hauling barge in Philadelphia. The collision was so violent that it sent 37 people overboard. Two tourists were killed and 10 injured. The smaller duck boat had to weigh anchor in an unexpected spot due to mechanical issues and a minor fire. The tugboat, and the barge it was hauling, appeared minutes after the duck boat had anchored, finding the little boat directly in its path.

The duck boat crew attempted to radio the tug, but received no response to their distress calls. Other boats in the area did hear the calls for help. Ultimately, the tug rammed into the duck boat and capsized it. Rescue crews retrieved 33 tourists and two crew members. Ten people were taken to hospital. Two passengers turned up missing; both were Hungarian residents visiting as a part of a language exchange program. A full investigation has been launched. Many questions remain unanswered, but there is one large one looming over this case; did the tug boat hear the distress calls and ignore them?

It is highly likely that the families of the two young people who were killed and many of those injured will likely file wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits. Injuries at sea are handled under a special set of laws known as Maritime laws; victims will want to locate attorneys who specialize in that area of the law. Lawsuit Financial offers a valuable service that assists victims in finding legal specialists all over the country; we can help you find the right lawyer. After the victims retain competent personal injury, Maritime, lawyers, they may also wish to benefit from a service that provides badly needed cash ‘now’ when serious injuries cause death of disabling injuries to the family breadwinner. In other words, they may wish to pursue lawsuit funding from an experienced and professional provider of this valuable legal finance service. A lawsuit cash advance helps a victim pay accident related bills and expenses, as well as other important ‘regular” bills, like mortgage or car payments, tuition, rent, or groceries.

The application process is quick and simple; with many clients, pre-settlement funding can put badly needed cash in a victim’s hands, by check or wire, with 24-48 hours of approval. That’s it; it’s that simple; so, don’t settle your valuable case for pennies on the dollar because you need cash now. Listen to your attorney’s advice about the value of your case, obtain lawsuit financing, and don’t settle your case until your attorney advises that the greedy insurance company has offered you full and fair compensation.