Boating Injury Cases

Living in Southeast Michigan has many advantages, and one of them is quick access to the Great Lakes. Whether you prefer boating on Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Ontario, Lake St. Clair or Lake Superior, safety is of utmost importance. You might exercise caution while operating your boat, but others may be boating while intoxicated. Inexperienced operation or operator inattention are other common causes of boating accidents. Gordon & Pont PC is a boat accident attorney who can help you if you've been harmed by:
  • Boat propellers
  • Collisions with bridges, piers, watercraft, wakes, waves or other objects
  • Defective watercraft
  • Ejection from a boat
  • Failure to understand the rules of navigation
  • Illegal or excessive speeds
  • Overcrowded or overloaded vessels
  • Water skiing or tubing accident
We are very experienced boaters, and Mr. Pont has been a lifelong avid sailor and powerboater, teaching as well as practicing boating safety on the Great Lakes and Michigan's inland waterways. Laws are different depending upon whether your injury occurs on the Great Lakes or an inland lake.
Watercraft Injury Statistics

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, Michigan has the fourth largest number of boating fatalities in 2016. Nationally, boating fatalities hit a five-year high of 701. You might not think you'd ever need advice from a boat accident lawyer, but 3,358 people were injured that same year as well. Most fatalities were on recreational watercraft measuring less than 21 feet long. A boating accident presents the added danger of drowning, and you may also suffer from injuries such as:
  • Head, neck and spinal cord damage
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Open wounds, gashes and loss of limbs
An incident on the water is serious, so enlist the guidance of a lawyer to help you pursue reimbursement of your medical bills, loss of income and other damages.

Contact Us Today

Gordon & Pont PC has helped victims of boating accidents stay afloat financially after the unfortunate incident. Contact us in Southeast Michigan at 248-395-4100 or toll free at 800-529-6424. We are also a premises liability lawyer if you've been injured in a slip and fall.