Boating injuries are common. This is especially true in states like Michigan, where there are an abundance of boats and lakes to facilitate these injuries. Statistics show that about over 200 people are injured in Michigan each year because of a boating accident. Normally, these hundreds of accidents cause at least 20-30 deaths per year. Two more people can be added to the scores of injured boating victims, after they were hurt when their vessel crashed into a pier.
The incident occurred on August 27, when a group of friends were out on their 27-foot Bahacruise fiberglass boat. The vessel was owned by a man from Custer and left port at about 6 a.m. with seven people aboard. Thankfully, five of those passengers were able to leave the accident without any serious injuries.
The Michigan News says that the boat accident occurred when the captain lost control of the watercraft and steered it towards a large pier. Passengers were thrown about the boat, and two ended up with significant injuries. One victim was listed in serious condition after he was airlifted to a local hospital. The other is still in critical condition at the Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Authorities do not believe that alcohol was a factor in the crash.
If you have been injured in a boating accident like this one and were rushed to the hospital for emergency medical attention, chances are that the medical costs are already piling up. You should contact a personal injury attorney today to talk about your accident and determine whether or not you can seek damages from a party at fault. If the captain of the boat was being negligent, or if someone failed to look out for your safety, then you may be able to gain compensation. Talk to a personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Freedman and Freedman right now!