Boating Under the Influence

Boating Under the Influence

Helping Injured People Pursue the the Maximum Available Compensation For Boating Accidents

If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by someone who was operating a boat or ship under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may be entitled to punitive damages in addition to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

At the law firm of Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards, L.L.C., our attorneys have extensive experience obtaining fair compensation for victims of accidents caused by boating under the influence. Based in Lafayette, we handle cases throughout Louisiana and beyond.

Holding the Responsible Parties Accountable for Reckless Behavior

Boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs is just as dangerous as, if not more dangerous than, driving while intoxicated. Unfortunately, it happens all too often, and those who engage in this reckless behavior deserve to be held accountable for the consequences of their actions.

Under Louisiana law and the laws of many other states, the victims of accidents caused by people who were boating under the influence are often entitled to punitive damages.

While the use of alcohol and drugs is most common in recreational boating, it happens in commercial boating as well, especially when pilots and crew members are stressed and fatigued due to their employers’ heavy scheduling demands and unrealistic expectations.

Contact Our Experienced Lafayette Boat Accident Lawyers

If you have been injured in any type of boating accident, our attorneys will investigate whether drugs or alcohol may have played a role. If so, we will aggressively pursue the results you deserve. To schedule a free consultation, please contact us at 800-375-6186or by e-mail.