Boating accidents begin with a day of recreational fun. Sadly, in the blink of an eye, negligent actions can often lead to permanent injuries or death. An annual subdivision Independence Day celebration turned tragic for one family. Now a Fredericksburg, VA widow has filed a $6 million lawsuit against the Lake of the Woods Association following the death of her husband in a boating accident during the subdivision’s annual Independence Day celebration. The suit also seeks $500,000 in punitive damages against the operator of the pontoon boat.
The victim was riding on a wave board being pulled by a personal watercraft when he was struck by a pontoon boat’s propeller. He underwent surgery for multiple injuries to his legs and feet. After being released from the hospital, he apparently developed complications from his injuries and died 15 days after the accident. An official with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said the cause of the man’s death was blood clots in his lungs caused by the blunt-force trauma to his legs. The boat operator was giving tours of the lake at the time of the accident.
The wrongful death suit alleges negligence by the boat operator and Association as his employer. The Association denies the allegations. The boat operator acknowledges that he was operating the boat when it came in contact with the victim, but asserts that the victim’s negligence contributed to his death.
Every year thousands of people are injured in boating accidents involving all types of watercraft, including any type of privately owned boat or personal watercraft. This also includes Jet skis, as well as commercial watercraft such as a ferry or cruise ship.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a boating accident caused by negligence of another, you may already have filed a lawsuit against the negligent party(ies). If you have not already contacted an attorney regarding your case, Lawsuit Financial would be happy to assist you. We have strategic relationships with attorneys all over the country, and would be pleased to recommend an attorney in your area that is familiar with your type of lawsuit.
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