$500,000: Boating Collision Causes Serious Injuries
January 9, 2012
CASE DESCRIPTION: Around July 18, 2009, at approximately 1:15 a.m. Rel V. was a passenger in a 1996 Novurania/Yacht Tender Dinghy owned and operated by Brad S. around Moonstone Cove, on Catalina Island. Suddenly the vessel struck a 1983 43’ Hen/Ketch vessel at anchor located within Moonstone Cove. The force of impact caused Rel to sustain serious injuries as a result of the collision. Both Brad and Rel were intoxicated at the time of collision. Following the collision, both were found unconscious and they were airlifted to the mainland for medical treatment.
RESULTS: $500,000 – Policy Limits
DATE OF SETTLEMENT: January 9, 2012
INJURIES: Rel suffered multiple fractures of the nasal bone, anterior nasal septum, right sided ribs and scapula; splenic laceration and removal; right front epidural hematoma and cranioplasty; traumatic brain injury and blindness.
TYPE OF CASE: Maritime
DATE & LOCATION OF INCIDENT: July 18, 2009 Avalon Bay, Catalina Island, CA
PLAINTIFF’S AGE: Rel – 50 at time of incident
OCCUPATION: Rel was a plumber
Darren O. Aitken, Esq.
Michael A. Penn, Esq.
DEFENDANT INSURANCE CO.:
Edward R. Leonard, Esq.
HARRINGTON, FOXX, DUBROW & CANTER, LLP