We live in the most beautiful State in the Union. We are surrounded by water. And we Michiganders cherish our time with family recreating on our waters. Those irreplaceable memories together can change in less than a second.
Boating accidents can be more complicated than other types of accidents. Northern Michigan is home to many boat-related accidents, considering the amount of coastline and number of lakes and rivers scattered throughout the state.
Who’s Responsible for a Boating Accident?
It does not matter what type of watercraft you are enjoying. Giving way to the watercraft with the right-of-way is the law. In Michigan, Boating safety is trending in the right direction, with a measured decline in accident, injuries and fatalities. When boating accidents happen, you need a law firm with experience in handling personal injury claims arising out of a boating accident.
In a boating accident, it’s important to understand who could be held liable. Those who would be held liable include: the operator of the vessel, the boat owner, the boat manufacturer, the rental company (if applicable), or even another boat or passenger.
The first thing you should do when involved in a boating accident is make sure all passengers are safe and aboard the vessel. If anyone has fallen overboard, try getting them back on the boat if you can safely do so.
Whoever is at fault, our team of personal injury lawyers at Smith & Johnson will make sure you get proper legal representation.
Boating Accident Representation with Our Personal Injury Lawyers
Our personal injury team of lawyers, Tim Smith, Page Graves and Brad Wierda deals with this area of personal injury law on a daily basis, we are able to help those who have been involved in boating incidents in Northern Michigan and the State, to protect their legal rights under the law.
At Smith & Johnson, Attorneys, P.C., our Personal Injury team is available and ready to meet with you for a FREE consultation. Please contact Smith & Johnson now, TOLL-FREE at 1-866-946-0700, to schedule your free consultation and protect your legal rights.