A West Virginia man suffered a brain injury during an unfortunate boating accident. He is currently in critical condition, suffering from brain swelling. He suffered a brain injury when the boat on which he was a passenger hit a barge that was parked at the time. The young man who was driving the boat also suffered injuries that required medical attention.
Boat accidents can have serious consequences, just the same as any other type of motor vehicle accident. Boat accidents are sometimes caused by a lack of vigilant driving and knowledge of boating laws. It is not immediately known what caused this particular accident, but it serves as an example to those who may be behind the wheel of a boat.
The West Virginia man suffered a traumatic injury that could have been caused by any number of factors. It appears that the cause of the accident is still under investigation, but victims of this accident could be eligible to receive personal injury compensation. When any individual suffers because of the negligent or dangerous actions of another person, they have the right to explore the legal possibilities for compensation.
In many cases like this, investigators look into many possible contributing factors, such as excessive speed or intoxication. Victims can benefit from looking into their own options for pursuing a civil case, even if a criminal investigation is ongoing or charges are not actually brought against a boat operator. It is often useful to begin with a case evaluation to better understand the right path. The individual who suffered a brain injury could be eligible for a settlement to cover any expenses associated with this pain and suffering.
Source: wchstv.com, "Gallagher Man Fighting For His Life After Boating Accident", Stefano DiPietrantonio, Heath Harrison and Bob Aaron, June 24, 2014