Boat Accident

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A spinal cord injury can impact your entire life – from walking to using the bathroom. Scientists have been trying to find ways to restore function to paralyzed patients for decades. Now a test involving monkeys gives hope for a wireless, wearable computer solution in the future. When a person…

In a boat injury accident, a lot rides on the question of who owned the boat. State laws assign liability for injuries caused by a ship to its owner. But boat ownership isn’t always as clear as trial attorneys might like. Questions of boat injury liability can be complicated. Boat insurance…

This Memorial Day weekend, thousands of Michigan residents will take to our state’s lakes and rivers. Boating is an important part of Michigan summer celebrations. As is alcohol. Make the right choice this year by opting not to drink and boat. It could save your life. Michigan residents are exceptionally…

Labor Day may be the unofficial end of summer, but for the victim of last weekend’s drunk boating accident, a season of recovery has just begun. On Sunday afternoon of the recent Labor Day weekend, police responded to an unusual call at Middle Straits Lake in West Bloomfield, Michigan. A…

It was sad news last week when local residents learned that Southfield Fire Chief Keith Rowley drowned in a boating accident on July 31. Christensen Law urges residents to take two lessons from the fatal accident: adults should always wear a floatation device when boating, and boat drivers should never…

As summer heats up, more Michigan residents head to the lakes to enjoy themselves. Many will take boats onto Lake Michigan and the state’s many smaller interior lakes. But three recent fatal boating accidents remind residents that boating can be dangerous. Boating can be a fun summer pass-time for Michigan…

Boating Safety in Michigan - Christensen Law

As summer is winding down, you may be hoping to get one more boating trip to one of Michigan’s many lakes. Don’t let a careless decision ruin your fun. Here are some great tips to help make your trip fun and safe: 1. Know Your Lake Many recreational lakes have posted “no…