Body Found After Tennessee Boating Accident on J. Percy Priest Lake
A 39-year-old man’s body was found in J. Percy Priest Lake on September 2 in Tennessee, the day after a boating accident occurred near the Four Corners Marina. Harvie Butler was thrown from his boat when it collided with another boat, causing injuries to four other people.
The boats that collided were a 36-foot cabin cruiser and a deck boat. Both vehicles have been impounded and an investigation into the accident is ongoing.
If one of the boat operators is found to be the cause of the accident, the injured or the family of the deceased may be able to sue for negligence. Over 4,500 boating accidents occurred in the U.S. in 2012, with a fatality rate of 5.4 deaths per 100,000 vehicles. Boating accidents can cause severe brain or spinal cord injuries, neck and back injuries, broken bones, and other injuries that could require lifelong medical care. Wrongful deaths are also common result of boating accidents and can leave family members emotionally and financially unstable.
Our boat accident attorneys understand the hardships victims and their families go through when negligence on the water causes accidents. We have been working with victims of boating accidents nationwide for over 50 years and have won millions of dollars for injured workers, recreational enthusiasts and passengers on the water. If you have been injured in a boating accident, contact our maritime law attorneys today.
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