As people are enjoying the last warm weekends of the year, a boating accident has claimed the life of a Hazelwood man. The accident happened at the Lake of the Ozarks when two boats collided. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, 62-year-old Edward Sandt’s boat crossed in front of the path of another boat. The impact ejected Sandt from the boat, it turned back around and struck him. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Sandt’s brother Francis, 65, was a passenger on the boat and sustained serious injuries, and the other boat's occupant sustained minor injuries. The accident is being investigated.
Boats can be a great hobby and recreational vehicle. Unfortunately, boats are often mishandled, and thousands of boating accidents occur every year. Operating a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol, inexperienced boating, and piloting the boat distracted or aggressively cause accidents that result in injuries and death. If you have been injured in a boating accident due to another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to received compensation for your damages. Medical bills, lost wages, and mental anguish are all damages that can add stress to an aggravating situation. It is important to consult a skilled St. Louis boating accident lawyer to recover the compensation you deserve.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth have recovered over $350 million in compensation for our clients’ damages. We will investigate the accident, collect evidence, and fight to hold the negligent party accountable. Contact us today to receive a free no-obligation consultation.