Lake drowning accident cases and claims can be difficult legal matters that only the most knowledgeable attorneys can perform with great success. At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, our Michigan lake drowning accident attorneys provide their victims and families with the understanding and expertise in the field. Whether a person suffered serious injury or was wrongfully killed, our top rated legal team will investigate what happened and collect all the evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case.
Lake Drowning Statistics in Michigan
In the summertime it is quite popular for Michigan residents to head to the lake for a day of fun and to relax. However, even though a day at the lake can be enjoyable, unfortunately a day at the lake can also be very dangerous as well. In fact, according to the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project (GLSRP) there have been 101 Great Lakes drowning in 2012; 262 since 2010 (87 drowning’s in 2011; 74 drowning’s in 2010). Great Lakes drowning does include the State of Michigan.
In addition to Michigan’s Great Lakes, there are also more than 11,000 inland lakes. Some of the largest Michigan inland lakes include:
Common Causes of Lake Drowning Accidents
From the statistics above you can see that drowning accidents at a lake are not uncommon. However, what many people do not realize is the cause of these unfortunate accidents. Often times, drowning accidents at a lake are the result of someone else’s negligence. Some of the most common causes include, but are not limited to:
- Lack of safety equipment such as life vests
- Jet Ski accidents
- Watercraft accidents
- Negligent boating or boating under the influence
- No lifeguard on duty or improperly trained lifeguard
- Defective or improperly maintained watercraft
Our No Fee Promise For Michigan Lake Drowning Accident Cases
We will represent you in your Michigan lake drowning accident case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact a Michigan Lake Drowning Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you know suffers injuries in a lake accident in Michigan, call our top rated drowning accident attorneys today. We have earned the trust of injury and accident victims for over 50 years to win their cases since 1968. Call today at (800) 606-1717 for your free consultation!