A Bay Area appeals court recently decided a case involving a boating accident.
The lawsuit was brought by Jeff Koopen, who was seriously injured as a passenger in a motorboat that hit a small, low-lying island. The boat was driven by Rick Aberle, who was found negligent after a jury trial.
A jury determined that Aberle was 35 percent responsible for the accident. Koopen was determined to be 10 percent responsible and his friend Collin Troia was found 55 percent responsible.