Night Boating

Mary and several friends were enjoying a night of boating on Lake Erie when the boat she was a passenger on struck a much larger boat which had no operating lights. Mary was thrown through the bow sustaining numerous broken bones and other serious injuries.  She was fortunate to survive but faced several surgeries and months of rehabilitation. Mary and her family turned to McDermott-Hickey for help. We launched a thorough investigation and retained the top maritime accident experts to build Mary’s case.

RESULT: After a long battle in Federal Court the case was resolved for policy limits.


*Above are descriptions of cases previously handled by Chip Hickey and Kevin McDermott. Most cases, of any type, are resolved prior to trial and the terms of the settlement are normally confidential. The Case Summaries listed below are intended to give prospective clients some information about our experience in handling different types of cases. This is by no means a list of every case that we’ve handled over our many years of practice. In many of the following summaries we have had to change the name of the client and are prohibited from disclosing settlement amounts due to Confidentiality Agreements. This is not meant to be a guarantee of any recovery. Each case stands on it’s own particular set of facts.