Summer is in full swing and people are heading to their favorite lakes, rivers and waterways to swim, fish and boat. Tubing and riding jet skis are fun and exciting activities that many enjoy on the water, but they can also be dangerous activities as one recent incident shows.
Recently, a Massachusetts woman who suffered serious injuries after being involved in a boating accident in another state has passed away. The woman, age 29, was riding a Kawasaki personal watercraft on a tubing trip. The woman, who was on the personal watercraft attached to the boat fell off and got stuck in a boat towline. The woman received CPR and was taken to an area hospital. There, she was airlifted to another medical facility. However, she passed away after spending a few days in the intensive care unit.
Unfortunately, activities on the water will claim lives each year. But, if it is found that a person died in a boating accident due to the negligence of another, the victim’s family may want to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. They may seek compensation for any medical expenses incurred prior to their loved one’s death, funeral and burial expenses, lost wages and loss of companionship.
A day of summer fun should not end in tragedy, but unfortunately for some, it does. When this happens, it may help to consult with an attorney. In these tragic situations, having proper legal guidance can help the survivors form a solid plan of legal action. An attorney can assess the facts of a case to determine whether the grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit exist.
Source: New England Cable News, “Woman Injured in NH Boating Accident Dies,” Alexa Vazquez, June 16, 2017