A boating accident in Austin, Texas has killed two people and injured three others. According to the Austin Fire Department, a boat struck a fixed object in Lake Austin and then sank. The accident occurred at approximately 5 a.m. near the Emma Long Park boat ramp. Authorities pronounced Shawn Hurwitz dead at the scene of the accident, and four individuals were transported by ambulance to the hospital. Another individual died at the hospital, and the remaining three are said to be in stable condition. The local authorities are investigating the accident.
Boating accidents are responsible for thousands of injuries and deaths every year. It is estimated that approximately 5,000 boat accidents occur annually. Similar to auto accidents, a large portion of boat accidents are preventable. Operating a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, lack of experience, and distracted boating are common causes of boating accidents. Those injured in boating accidents will likely incur medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional damages. If you have been a victim of a boating accident, it is important to consult a skilled St. Louis boating accident attorney.
At Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, our personal injury attorneys believe your health and safety are the top priority. In the event that your safety is compromised, we will fight to hold all negligent parties accountable for your injuries. Our attorneys will investigate the accident, collect all evidence, and negotiate to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. We will even take the case to court if necessary. Contact us today to receive a free no-obligation consultation.