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Boat Accidents

Bob Clifford Speaks to Jon Hansen on WGN Radio on Increase in Summer Injuries

Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner of Clifford Law Offices, spoke to Jon Hansen on WGN radio (720 AM) on Saturday, June 11, 2022, covering dangerous summer activities that can lead to increased injuries and deaths. Hansen referred to Clifford as the lawyer to turn to “when bad things happen.” Aside from additional boaters on the waters who need to take extra precautions such...
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Illinois Boating Accident Statistics

Summertime boating is a delightful pastime that Chicagoans look forward to all year long. From recreational boating on the infamous Lake Michigan to peaceful kayaking on Maple Lake, boatloads of fun can be had for everyone. Or perhaps you rather float past rush hour traffic and commute for business or pleasure via the Chicago Water Taxi system. Whatever way motor on water, Chicago has something...
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A Suburban Mom is Killed and Two Young Boys Injured After Parasailing Tragedy in the Florida Keys

A family from Schaumburg, Illinois, is left grieving during what was intended to be a fun, memory-filled vacation in the Florida Keys. A mother was killed and her son and nephew were injured after they slammed into the old Seven Mile Bridge during a parasailing tragedy west of Marathon, Florida, Monday afternoon. According to an article by NBC, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission...
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Duck Boats Reportedly Designed by Businessman with No Engineering Training

Several major publications are reporting that court records indicate that the deadly duck boats were designed decades ago by a businessman who had no engineering experience. The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and USA Today are among those reporting that the designer and entrepreneur, Robert F. McDowell, had completed only two years of college and "had no background, training or certification in mechanics...
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Dangers of Duck Boat Now Being Revealed by the Press

The Ride the Ducks Branson company reportedly was warned about dangerous safety issues and design flaws nearly a year ago regarding its amphibious vessels, according to Fox News. It is being reported by Fox News that a mechanical inspector hired by owners of the company, Ripleys Entertainment based in Florida, hired a mechanical inspector to examine 24 duck boats that it was interested in buying...
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