The state of Michigan has over 11,000 inland lakes and access to the biggest freshwater system in the world in Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes. These lakes provide a large number of recreational and commercial boating opportunities as well as contributing to the overall economy in a big way. Unfortunately, with the large number of motorists, boats, and jet-ski’s, the waters can be crowded and lead to accidents and injuries. Many accidents are caused by the negligence of other drivers, and we can help you get a fair award or judgment for you.
Our attorneys have successfully tried multiple boating accident cases over the 30 years we have been practicing personal injury law. We will do whatever is necessary to ensure your rights are protected and this usually starts by starting a detailed investigation to find the real cause of the boat crash or injury and make sure we attain all the evidence needed to strengthen your case. We will also work with all kinds of boating specialists and doctors to make sure you will be able recover from your injuries and collect fair monetary compensation.
Personal watercraft and jet skis are the most common vehicles involved with accidents in Michigan because of the sheer numbers on the lakes, but there are also many accidents involving barges and container ships within the transportation industry. Lake Michigan is heavily utilized by shipping companies as a low cost answer to logistical solutions. On top of this, we also help defend clients in boating or jet-ski accidents where the manufacture is to blame. The producer should be held liable if there was a defect in the design of the component or with the actual production of the component. If you feel you have been the victim of a boating injury or accident because of negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation to pay for your expenses and other costs.
Most boating accident cases fall under three common case types. The first is when the negligence of a boat or jet-ski operator was the cause of the injury. The responsible party should be held accountable for causing any injuries. In the unfortunate situation where a death occurs, a wrongful death suit may be possible to recover financial compensation. Many boating accidents are caused by defective products where the manufacturer made a mistake and put you and your loved one’s lives in danger. Regardless of how you were hurt while on the water, our goal is make sure you receive maximum monetary compensation so you can put this event behind you and move on with the rest of your life. With our vast trial experience in boating accident law, we will fight for you and your rights. Call us today for a free consultation at (517) 347-6900 to discuss your case or questions.