If you’ve been injured in a boating accident that isn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. It’s important that you contact an attorney with experience dealing with boating cases. Call us to speak to an attorney about the specifics of your case: 877-695-2943.
Each boating case is unique, but in general the injured person must prove the driver or owner of the boat was negligent, and this negligence resulted in your injury. Operating a boat in a reckless manner or operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol are examples of negligent behavior.
The law requires the owner/operator to submit an Official Boating Accident Report to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources within 48 hours when a serious injury occurs. If you’ve been injured in a boat accident, you should have an attorney obtain this report and review it with you.
Because of the complex nature of boat cases, it’s important you hire an attorney that understands Maritime, State, and Federal law. The attorneys at GSILaw will be able to quickly determine what laws apply to your case.