As kids get out of school, companies begin offering summer hours, and the weather becomes perfect, many people are heading out on their boats. While boats can bring a lot of fun, boating accidents can ruin lives. For many people, having a few beers may seem like part of the boating process but the truth is that a person operating a boat under the influence of alcohol is setting themselves up for serious trouble.
Read on to learn more about boating accidents and what you can do if you are the victim of one. Remember you can contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 seven days a week if you need to speak to a personal injury attorney.
It is Illegal to Drink and Operate a Boat
Many people believe that they can have a few beers and legally operate a boat. This may not be true. The fact is that a BUI, which stands for boating under the influence, can be charged for a person who is shown to have a blood alcohol content of more than 0.08%. Boats are not toys – they require full concentration and attention to safely operate them.
A Person Who is Involved in a Boating Accident While Under the Influence is Per-Se At Fault
If a person is operating a boat and is involved in a boating accident, they are what’s known as “per-se at fault.” This means that the victim of their accident does not have to prove that the operator was at fault – the fact that they were boating while intoxicated is enough to designate them at fault. If you have been involved in a boating accident with a drunk boater, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker now at 800-333-0000 for your free legal consultation.
Have You Been Injured in a Boating Accident? Contact a Personal Injury Attorney Who Can Help
If you have been injured in a boating accident, and the accident was caused at least partially be someone else acting negligently or recklessly, then you could have grounds for a personal injury claim. This could cover your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and much more. Do not simply accept the first offer an insurance company offers – you are likely selling your claim short.
When you work with The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we will begin with a free legal consultation. This gives you the opportunity to get answers to your basic questions and find out how we can help you. If we find that your cause has merit, we will take it on a contingency basis. This leaves you paying no legal fees until we win your case. Call us now at 800-333-0000 and we will get started.