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Robert J. Mongeluzzi Named Co-Counsel In Fatal Tourist Boat-Barge Collision

PHILADELPHIA - Robert J. Mongeluzzi has been selected by New York-based plaintiff's firm Ronai & Ronai, LLP to serve as co-counsel representing the two young Hungarian victims of the fatal July 7 collision between the Ride the Ducks tourist boat and a sludge barge on the Delaware River, according to a joint announcement by Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky P.C. and attorneys Peter Ronai and Holly Ostrov Ronai, partners in their firm.

Dora Schwendtner and Szabolcs Prem. Peter of Mosonmagyarova were killed in the incident.

Mongeluzzi, who has successful represented victims in numerous disasters, including the fatal Delaware River Pier 34 collapse and the fatal collapse of the Tropicana Casino garage, said the plaintiff team's discovery process is already under way and they have been in contact with local, state and federal investigating agencies. He was one of the first subject-matter experts to publicly state that there had been a horrific failure to properly execute and monitor the barge-tug operations on the Delaware River.

Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky, P.C. is a leading plaintiff's law firm that handles cases involving the loss of life or catastrophic injury, whether it occurs in the home, workplace, construction site, medical setting, waterway or highway. Headquartered in Center City Philadelphia's Liberty Place, SMBB also maintains offices in New Jersey and Media, Delaware County, Pa.

Ronai and Ronai, LLP's practice is limited to personal injury cases, including motor vehicle accidents, work injuries, construction site accidents, medical malpractice, hazardous material exposure, defective products, and other acts of negligence. The Firm, which has obtained numerous outcomes in excess of $2 million, maintains offices in Manhattan and Westchester County, N.Y.