Whether you are swimming, riding around a lake on your jet ski, or driving your own boat, the last thing you expect is a boater striking you who is under the influence of alcohol. Unfortunately, these accidents are very common on lakes in and around Phoenix. Just as it is when a drunk driver of an automobile strikes you, serious injuries almost always occur. Since you may be wondering about your legal options after a boating accident, consult with us here at Gary Phillips Accident Law.
DUI is still DUI
No matter whether a person is drunk while behind the wheel of their car or boat, DUI is still considered to be DUI here in Arizona. As a result, they can still be arrested and charged with DUI, and can also be held liable for any damages for which they are responsible. Since Arizona has a high rate of boating accidents that result in serious injuries, don’t let a drunk boat operator off the hook. Instead, meet with us here at Gary Phillips Accident Law to discuss your case in more detail.
Compensation for Your Injuries
Just like it is when you are struck by a drunk driver on dry land, you are now dealing with serious injuries that will impact you physically, emotionally, and of course financially. From being unable to draw a paycheck and support yourself and your family to now having one medical appointment after another, it is crucial you set the stage to receive maximum compensation as quickly as possible. Since you can file a personal injury lawsuit that will allow you to gain compensation for your current as well as future medical treatment, replace your lost income, and provide for your daily pain and suffering, contact us here at Gary Phillips Accident Law to start the process.
If you have been injured by a drunk boater who failed to take the responsibility of operating their boat in a safe manner seriously, make sure you hold them accountable for their negligence and carelessness. To do so, hire a boat accident attorney from Gary Phillips Accident Law at once.