Our law firm helps families whose loved ones have been severely injured in boating accidents in Minnesota and around the country. We have won millions for our clients, including $5 million for one woman who fell overboard and was then run over. The propeller inflicted significant, permanent damage.
If the driver of the boat was drunk, the injured person may be able to sue a bar or restaurant that served the driver alcohol before the accident. This is important because the insurance policy covering that business may provide for substantially more compensation to an injured person than the insurance policy of the boat owner.
Can we sue the owner of the boat if he or she was not driving it at the time of the accident?
If my child is in the hospital after being run over by a boat, can I get compensation for the time I cannot work?
What if the boat or jet ski was subject to a recall?
How long will it take for our family to get money from the lawsuit?
What if the accident happened in Minnesota, but I am from another state?
What if I owned the boat and someone else was driving?
One of our recent cases involved a driver whose extremely intoxicated driving caused our client to fall off of the boat, and then the driver ran over her. The propeller caused significant damage to limb, resulting in permanent disability. Attorney Eric Hageman, our lead lawyer on the case, won $5 million for our client.
According to the USCG, the use of alcohol is involved in about a third of all recreational boating fatalities.
“It is illegal to operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in every state. The Coast Guard also enforces a federal law that prohibits BUI. This law pertains to ALL boats (from canoes and rowboats to the largest ships)” (Coast Guard).
Contact our law firm for a free consultation if any of the following happened to your loved one:
We are a Minnesota law firm, and we love our 10,000 lakes. We believe a lawsuit in cases like these is a crucial deterrent against highly dangerous conduct that puts at risk all those who use our lakes in Minnesota.