Being surrounded by the beautiful Great Lakes means most of us spend our Summers in or near the water. Whether you’re a boat owner, or enjoy other recreational activities where boats or other watercraft are present, you know that boating accidents can and do happen. Adding alcohol to a fun day on the water can be especially dangerous. Boating Under the Influence (BUI) can actually be more dangerous than driving under the influence, as many boaters have less experience navigating the water than they do the roads.
If you are in a boating accident or other watercraft accident in Michigan, involving a law firm promptly ensures that the proper resources are brought to bear and the necessary investigations and information gathering are completed. Having an investigator visit the scene to locate witnesses, take statements, get photographic and video preservations of damage, injuries, and preserve other evidence that may be related to the boating accident, can make all the difference in the outcome of a case. In addition, the Coast Guard as well as other state agencies must be notified in the event of a boating accident in Michigan. Having a law firm that understands the intricacies of boating negligence and state liability laws is a must.
If you or someone you know has been in a boating accident, contact us today. Our consultations are free. Our lawyers also make home and hospital visits free of charge.