There is something about lakes and sunny days that causes people to want to go boating in droves. Unfortunately, some of these boaters make the irresponsible decision to consume alcohol while operating a boat. According to the United States Coast Guard, driving drunk on the water is just as dangerous as driving drunk on the road. Everyone is at risk, including passengers in the boat, people who are water skiing, other boats, and people swimming.
Over the Fourth of July weekend in 2014, a total of 22 people in three different boats were involved in a collision in Miami. Four of them died and another seven were seriously injured. All of the victims were in their early twenties. The cause of the accident in this case was not alcohol, but boats in ill repair that should never have been used.
Have You Suffered Due to Someone Else's Boating Negligence?
All accidents are tragic, but there is an even sadder element to those involving boats. People who go out on the water to have a good time with friends never dream that the outing could become a nightmare. If you have been injured in a boating accident or a loved one has been killed, a Stuart, FL personal injury attorney can help you get your life back together.
We Want to Hear About Your Case
Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC represents the rights of victims in personal injury cases. We help sort through the conflicting reports from your boating accident and find the underlying cause of what went wrong. More importantly, we work hard to determine who is at fault and whether you are entitled to compensation. While you are understandably focusing on your recovery, we invite you to contact us to learn more about filing a personal injury lawsuit against the person or people responsible for your injuries.