Intoxication a Major Cause of Boating Accidents

When you are on a nice trip out on the water, the last thing that you want to think about is getting in an accident. Some people enjoy few drinks while boating, and not everyone is very safe while they are on their vessel. Unfortunately for many people, they end up getting in accidents because of intoxication or lack of safety precautions. Drinking while operating a boat can cause serious accidents due to capsizing, falling overboard, or even improper overloading of the boat. This can also lead to serious injuries, and even, fatalities. Unfortunately, many such accidents occur every year throughout the US.

Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) Accidents

Boating is one of the most popular recreational activities in America, and sometimes people combine this with drinking. If you have been seriously injured, or know someone that died as a result of a boating accident and there was intoxication involved, our experienced boating accident attorneys can help you and your loved ones. They can investigate the facts of your case, pursue the careless boater that caused the accident, and help you assess the damages that you are entitled to.

Filing your Boating Accident Claim

In addition to intoxication, boating accident claims can pursue the people that injury others due to:

  • Negligence
  • Distraction (such as texting while operating a boat)
  • Speeding
  • Insufficient safety precautions
  • Operating boat without experience
  • Drowning

Without the help of an attorney, it is more difficult to get financial assistance for injuries and lost wages, in addition to ensuring that no further damage is made.

Get in Touch with A Boating Accident Attorney

Boating accident lawsuits are often more complex than a car accident claim, so you want an attorney that is experienced in making sure that you are safe and your health concerns are taken care of. Our accident attorneys are experienced in vigilantly pursuing your boat accident claim. Help yourself and others maintain the pleasure and safety of boating!