Pierce Co, WA (July 18, 2021) - A young girl suffered serious injuries while tubing on a lake in Pierce County on Monday, July 12.
The incident reportedly occurred on Lake Tapps late that afternoon. A 9-year-old girl was out on a tube with her family, connected by a tether to another boat. It was at this time that another boat came between the vessel and the inflatable, cutting the tether.
The right side of the boat reportedly hit the girl on the innertube. The operator of the other boat stopped momentarily but fled the scene after the girl’s father yelled at them. The young girl reportedly was rushed to shore and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Her injuries were described as serious cuts to her face and broken cheek and eye socket bones.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials, and more details will be released as it progresses.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Boating Accidents in Tacoma WA
Boating is a popular leisure activity among Washington residents. In the United States, hundreds of people lose their lives annually in watercraft accidents. In the year 2019, 613 people were killed in boating accidents in the United States. That year, almost 2,559 people were wounded in watercraft accidents across the country. In 2019, the operator's carelessness is projected to have caused 546 boating accidents across the country. A skilled Seattle personal injury attorney should be consulted by victims of a catastrophic watercraft accident to explore lost compensation.
Boating accident victims frequently struggle to understand their rights in time to defend themselves after being hurt, and the first few hours after an accident are crucial in establishing your claim for compensation. Most individuals do not have a comprehensive grasp of state laws, insurance coverage, or what to do if they are hurt in an accident, which can be a roadblock when submitting a personal injury claim. Fortunately, you are not required to seek a personal injury claim on your own, and hiring an attorney with experience can improve your chances of recovering lost compensation. An experienced Seattle personal injury lawyer can assist you in filing a claim and recovering damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and other losses.
Dore Law Group's Washington personal injury lawyers are committed to helping individuals rebuild their lives after catastrophic incidents, and we want to make sure that those who are at blame are held accountable. With many years of expertise in personal injury litigation, our company has the knowledge and determination to get results for individuals who have been hurt due to the negligence of others, and we have assisted clients from all across the state recover fully following a car accident.
If you have been hurt in a Seattle boating accident, call our legal firm at 253-236-3888 right once. You can be confident that your case is in capable hands.
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