If you were injured in a boating accident due to another party's negligence or intoxication, we urge you to take action. In order to receive full and just compensation for your injuries, it is important to choose an attorney who is experienced representing boating accidents involving DUI (driving under the influence). At Chanfrau & Chanfrau, our team has the experience you're seeking. To speak with a boating DUI accident lawyer in the Daytona, FL, area, contact our law firm today.
Establishing Liability in Boating Accidents
It is important to remember that boaters have a duty to ensure the safety of their passengers and other boaters. Though waterways may appear to be a free-for-all to the casual observer, this is not true. A number of state and federal statues and regulations exist to help keep our waterways safe. Just as it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle or motorcycle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating a boat while intoxicated is also against the law. If it can be shown that a boater was intoxicated at the time of an accident, negligence can easily be established.
In the event that you or someone you love was injured in a boating accident, we can conduct an independent, third-party investigation to determine the cause. To conduct our investigation, we will take witness statements, reference any official law enforcement reports of the accident, and work with industry experts. Only by determining the cause can we show that negligence either partly or fully contributed to the accident. Once negligence is established, a personal injury or wrongful death claim can be filed against the liable party or parties.