My dad loved boats. He often took me and my brothers out on the water on many weekends when we were growing up. So when a friend of mine asked me if my wife and I wanted to go out and go out on his own boat a couple of months ago, we said yes. Weeks later, I had to retain a personal injury attorney in Sacramento because of what happened that day on his boat. A man that we had never met was on the lake drinking that day, and he slammed into my friend’s boat with his boat. It was pure negligence.
My wife and I didn’t even own bathing suits. A few days before we were to go out on our adventure with our friend, we went to several stores to buy what we needed. My wife got a lovely black suit, and I found some nice bathing trucks in a wild, Hawaiian print. We also made sure to stock up on some sunblock, sunglasses, hats and flip-flops as well. We looked forward to using all of it.
When the man who was driving another boat while drunk slammed into our boat, I was thrown overboard. Later in the hospital, I thought about how ironic it was that my wife and I had such a great time picking out the things that we needed for that trip, but then the trip ended in horror. I was in traction for 2 weeks. Due to me having no health insurance, I worried about how much my total bill would be from the hospital. My buddy got the information from the guy that hit us, and I had to sue him in order to get all the help that I needed to pay for the tens of thousands that I owed the hospital.