Have you had a Boating Accident?
Boating accidents not only can cause damage to watercraft but also can result in the drowning of innocent persons. Boating is a great way to enjoy the rivers and lakes of Michigan’s Water Wonderland but far too often tragedy results because of the carelessness of a watercraft operator, so be ready to contact a boating accident lawyer in Michigan should tragedy strike.
Operators of boats, like automobile and truck drivers, have a legal obligation to operate watercraft in a safe manner.
According to the U.S. Coast guard, in 2013 there were over 1,300 people who are injured as a result of a boating accident.
The major causes of boat accidents are operator inattention, careless/reckless operation, operator inexperience, operating at an unsafe speed, and failure to have a proper lookout. In Michigan, it is a crime to operate a boat in a reckless or negligent manner.
In addition to criminal penalties, boat operators also can be sued for negligence if their carelessness causes someone to get hurt. If a boat operator drives too fast for conditions and collides with another boat or object and someone gets hurt, the injured party may be entitled to sue and collect a monetary award.
The information found in this website is for limited general information only. Specific cases should be evaluated through direct consultation with an attorney. Due to complexities of the law, do not attempt to evaluate your case on your own.
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