Sailboat Accident on Lake Michigan | Scott Goodwin Law

Sailboat Accident on Lake Michigan

by / Tuesday, 10 June 2014 / Published in Accident News
Old, rusted ferry boat sinking in water

A Michigan man’s sailboat capsized on Sunday a half mile off the coast of Lake Michigan. The incident occurred by the Muskegon Water Filtration Plant. The 23-foot Macgregor sailboat washed up on shore around 6:15 pm. The sailor was thrown from the boat and found wading in the water. He was rescued and taken to the local area hospital where he suffered hypothermia. No other information has yet to be released.

Goodwin & Scieszka wants to remind you that the water can be dangerous, especially when boats are involved. In 2011, the United States Coast Guard counted more than 4,500 recreational boating accidents. More than three thousand injuries were reported, and approximately $52 million dollars of damage to property was also recorded. In 2011 there were more than 750 boating accident deaths.

Spending time on the water is great, but things can change suddenly due someone else’s negligence.

If you have been harmed in a boating accident, in certain cases you may be entitled to a settlement or financial compensation. We can help. Let our experienced, compassionate and brilliant lawyers fight for you. Don’t try to take on the insurance companies and legal system by yourself. We have the resources, skill and grit to get you the justice you deserve.  Our Michigan attorneys will investigate any boating mishap case with no charge or legal fees unless and until we win money for you. Remember, at Goodwin & Scieszka we fight for you.

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Scott Goodwin and Jim Scieszka have been investigating and winning cases for over 27 years. We have been named Michigan Super Lawyers for the last eight years, and Dbusiness Top Lawyers in 2009, 2010 and 2012 in the area of auto accident, truck accidents and dog bite claims. Scott Goodwin was named Lawyer of the Year in 2004 and is President-elect of the Michigan Association for Justice. You don’t collect awards and accolades for 27 years by sitting around. You collect them by winning.

Our personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Goodwin & Scieszka handle other vehicle-related accidents, like truck accidents and motorcycle accidents. Contact us if you’ve suffered an injury from a vehicle accident.