Boating Accident Results in Arrest

Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC || 7-Nov-2016

A 56-year old Naperville man was the cause of a boating accident over the weekend. The man was operating a boat on Lake Holiday in Somonauk, Illinois when the watercraft crashed into a dock. The crash ejected him from the boat, and he was discovered floating in the water before being brought to land and given medical attention. The victim was transported to a local hospital in Sandwich, Illinois for his injuries and has since been released. He has been arrested and ticketed for Operating a Watercraft Under the Influence, Failure to Wear a Lanyard Cut-Off Switch and Careless Operation of a Watercraft.

It is estimated that there are over 1.4 million boats in the U.S. and boating is one of the most popular hobbies for fishing and relaxation. There are many factors that can cause boating accidents such as operator error, speeding, improper maintenance, driving while distracted, capsizing, severe weather and defective instruments or boat components. Those who are injured due to a boating accident can be challenged with severe injuries, large medical bills, and income loss. It is critical to seek legal counsel if you have been injured in a boating accident. A personal injury attorney can discuss legal options to pursue care and compensation for your injuries.

The dedicated attorney’s at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC are seasoned personal injury attorneys. Our team understands the importance of injury cases and will work intensely on preparing and presenting your case for maximum compensation. If a boating accident has affected you or a loved one, contact our office today for a no-obligation free consultation and begin your path to recovery.

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