A boating accident occurred on Saturday around 4:02 p.m. in the San Francisco Bay area. The boat that was involved in the accident was 34 feet long and turned over around Pier 45. The U.S. Coast Guard was contacted to report to the accident and rescue the 30 people that were on the boat at the time. Tragically, one child is in critical condition after being rescued from the cabin with a woman before the boat completely capsized and sunk. Additionally, two more children and five adults were hospitalized. The cause of the accident is still being investigated.
Boating accidents are one of the most common types of vehicle accidents, as people often set out to enjoy a ride on a boat without having the complete knowledge necessary to operate it safely. Or, in some cases, people operate boats under unsafe conditions, such as distractedly or while under the influence.
If damages have occurred due to being involved in a boating accident and were injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact the Saint Louis personal injury attorneys of Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth. Our attorneys have worked for years to achieve maximum compensation for their clients to establish justice. Our father-and-son team of attorneys have acquired supreme knowledge of the law through their many years of experience and want to work to help you better understand your rights. To speak with an attorney for a free, no obligation examination of your potential case, contact Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth today.