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Michigan Boating Accident Lawyers

Michigan is home to the largest coastline in the continental United States. With this gift, Michigan has one of the largest number of registered boat users in the country. Unfortunately, many people are injured in boating accidents in Michigan each year.

Boating accidents can occur in a variety of situations ranging from ocean-going commercial and cruise line vessels to small pleasure craft on our navigable waterways and lakes. For motor vehicle accidents, we often refer to the Rules of the Road to determine each person’s responsibilities in operating their vehicles in a safe manner. Similarly, there are rules established by the Coast Guard and various federal and state agencies that outline the rules for safe boating.

The Michigan boating accident lawyers at the Lee Steinberg Law Firm, P.C. have handled many Michigan boating accidents over the past 40 years. It has been our experience that some of the more common boating accidents involve:

  • Driving too fast
  • Drinking and driving
  • Not maintaining a proper lookout to watch for other boaters and collisions
  • Failing to yield to other boaters
  • Night boating – inadequate lighting

Michigan boating accidents can result in many difficulties for an injury victim and his or her family, including large medical bills, extensive medical treatment, numerous doctor visits and long-term pain and suffering. It is important you have an experienced, hard-working law firm on your side that will examine the facts of the boating accident, talk to witnesses, hire the right experts and fight on your behalf to win.

Boating and maritime law in Michigan is extremely complex and constantly changing. Our firm of Michigan boating accident attorneys approaches each case with a dedicated team of experienced professionals who have specialized knowledge in the field of Michigan boating law.

Michigan Boating Safety Measures to Follow

We urge everyone to be cautious around water and always undertake key safety measures, such as:

  1. Checking weather before departure
  2. Create and follow a pre-departure checklist to ensure all safety precautions have been taken.
  3. Assign and fit life jackets for EVERYONE who will be on your boat. Make sure they wear them! Nearly 90% of all boating deaths could have been prevented if life jackets had been worn.
  4. Learn to swim if you are going to be around water.
  5. Take a boating safety class.
  6. Take advantage of the S. Coast Guard’s free vessel safety checks.
  7. Do not mix drinking and boating. Alcohol plays a huge role in boating accidents in the United States.
  8. Make sure someone not on the boat knows your plan and when you should be expected to return.
  9. Designate another individual on the boat as your assistant and make sure they understand how to operate the boat and use all safety precautions.

What Should I Do Next?

There are time limits in bringing a Michigan boating accident case. This is called the statute of limitations so it is important to contact a lawyer and protect your legal rights.

The Lee Steinberg Law Firm are Michigan boating accident law experts. We have represented boaters injured due to boating negligence for over 40 years. Let our Michigan boating accident lawyers help you. It is our goal to answer any questions you have and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Please call Lee Free and Michigan boat accident lawyers at 1-800-LEE-FREE (1-800-533-3733) or fill out the Free Case Evaluation Form so we can answer any questions you may have about Michigan boating accident law and Michigan boating accidents.

We are the Michigan boating accident law experts. You pay nothing until our Michigan boating accident attorneys settle your case. Let us help you today.

Ask Lee Free

Q:What kinds of boats are most frequently involved in accidents?
A:Powerboats and jet skis.