Two jet skis collided on Lake Gaston in Halifax County, NC, on July 6, 2012. The victim, Marcus Jeffrey of Virginia Beach, VA, died from his injuries at Halifax Regional Medical Center. While police have not said exactly how the boat accident occurred, the driver of the other jet ski, who was uninjured, has been charged with reckless and negligent operation of a boat.
The Virginia Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:
Jet skis are fun, but they can be dangerous. Similar to motorcycles on the road, there is very little protecting the rider if an accident occurs. Also similar to driving on land, there are rules regarding operating boats and jet skis that have to be followed so no one gets hurt. Apparently the other jet ski rider was not abiding by those rules, and the family of the victim may want to file a wrongful death claim against him on behalf of the victim.
Potentially Helpful Info:
Because we are personal injury attorneys with our main office in Virginia Beach and a thriving practice in North Carolina, this accident hits very close to home for us. We are very sorry for Mr. jeffrey’s family and hope that they can eventually find peace and closure. It can be helpful in times like this to have some basic information regarding a potentially legal situation, and our North Carolina boating attorneys provide just that in this NC boating accident guide.
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