‘Ride The Ducks’ wrongful death lawsuit asks for $100 million in damages

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” Attorneys representing Indianapolis families whose relatives drowned at Table Rock Lake while on a “Ride the Ducks” tour filed a lawsuit Sunday against Ripley Entertainment alleging wrongful death, outrageous conduct and negligence, according to WDAF.

The lawsuit filed in federal court seeks at least $100 million in damages for the estates of Ervin Coleman and Maxwell Ly, three of the 17 victims who died in the boat sinking on July 19.

The duck boat carrying 31 people sank after taking on too much water during a storm, and the lawsuit contends that Ripley Entertainment recklessly put the lives of its passengers at risk by ignoring storm warnings and failing to take corrective safety measures.”

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Unfortunately, negligence is all too common and the results can be catastrophic. Instead of using sound judgment, some people ignore the warning signs just to make an extra buck. In the case above, it was clear that the agency responsible for ensuring the safety of the duck boat riders should have canceled the trip. No amount of money can replace loved ones, but it can help ease the pain to move on in life.

If you believe a family member of yours has died due to negligence contact the attorneys at Krug & Zupke. Call 651-645-7746 or visit our wrongful death page for more information.