Lawsuit filed in connection to Sept. 2009 fatal boating accident

A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Ottawa County Circuit Court seeks in excess of $25,000 in damages for one of the passengers involved in the 2009 boating accident which took the life of 15-year-old Robby Jerovsek of Spring Lake. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of 23-year-old Kaitlin VanDam of Kent County, claims negligence on the part of defendants Michael, Nina and Jack McKeough and the estate of Robert Jack Jerovsek.
Becky Vargo
Jun 22, 2011


“The lawsuit is seeking reasonable compensation from the insurance companies of all of the defendants,” said Randy Allaben of Allaben & Bandeen P.C. of Grand Rapids, attorneys for the VanDams.

Kaitlin was the third person on the Sea Doo, driven by Robby Jerovsek, that was struck by a Mastercraft ski boat on Sept. 5, 2009 on Spring Lake. The ski boat was being operated by then 14-year-old Jack McKeough of Spring Lake. The middle passenger on the Sea Doo was Alexis Youngberg of the Chicago area.

The lawsuit seeks compensation for VanDam’s medical expenses, therapy, related treatments and economic losses, current and future, related to the accident.

To read more of this story, see today's edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.


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