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Boating Accident: Boy’s Family Recovers $1.2M

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Nicholas Wills5 years ago

A $1.2M settlement was reached with regards to a fatal boating accident that claimed the life of a 10-year old boy approximately two years ago.

About the Boating Accident

In May of 2010, a boat struck the dredge pipe below the surface of Storm Lake, causing the boat's motor to flip into the boat. According to the Storm Lake Pilot Tribune, the boy was struck by the running motor and then later died from his injuries.

The boy’s family filed a lawsuit against the City of Storm Lake, the lake improvement Commission, Buena Vista County, three dredge operators, Brunswick Boats, and the driver of the boat.

After extensive fact-finding sessions, depositions, mediation and negotiation, the city’s insurer, EMC, reached a settlement with the plaintiffs.

Details of the Settlement

  • The City of Storm Lake, the Lake Improvement Commission, and the county had to pay $800,000, but EMC will cover the city's portion.
  • A $7,500 deductible was subtracted.
  • Brunswick Boats and the boat driver are responsible for covering the remaining $400,000.
Contact an Experienced Maritime Accident Attorney

Anyone who is involved in any type of maritime accident should immediately seek medical care. Even if an accident seems to be minor, you can prevent further health complications from developing by seeking immediate attention. It is also essential to document any maritime injury in the accident report immediately after in occurs. The more detailed your report is, the better chance you have of receiving maximum compensation.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a maritime accident, contact Thomas J. Henry immediately. We will thoroughly evaluate your case and help you recover the compensation you need and deserve. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends and we represent clients/victims all over the country.


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