Kaitlin Van Dam has filed a lawsuit in Michigan circuit court against the driver of a boat involved in a 2009 accident that left her badly injured, local news sources have reported. Lawsuit loans are often an option for individuals needing financial assistance to undertake personal injury litigation.
According to local media, the complaint alleges the 23-year-old Van Dam was aboard a personal watercraft in Spring Lake that was struck by a ski boat piloted by 14-year-old Jack McKeough. Van Dam’s leg was severely injured in the accident, in which the driver of the personal watercraft was killed.
The Grand Rapids Press reports that Jack McKeough had the proper credentials to pilot the ski boat, but admitted in juvenile court he was distracted at the time of the crash. He was sentenced to probation, community service and restitution.
In addition to Jack McKeough, Van Dam’s suit names McKeough’s parents and the estate of the personal watercraft driver as defendants, according to the Grand Rapids Press.
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, open motorboat accidents caused 325 deaths and personal watercraft incidents resulted in 38 deaths last year. There were 27 deaths in Michigan due to boat accidents, accounting for 4.0 percent of the national total.
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