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How Dangerous Is Boating Under the Influence?

Just like on the road, it’s illegal to operate a watercraft while under the influence. When a boat operator drinks, they can experience the effects of alcohol, diminishing their capabilities on the water. It’s crucial to recognize just how dangerous it is to be boating under the influence and what you can do if you suffer harm in a boating accident.

Boating should be a recreational activity, but when people start drinking, they create numerous problems.

Diminished Capabilities

Alcohol can affect judgment and vision, which are both critical for safe boating practices. Boat operators must pay close attention to others on the water, especially with smaller watercraft nearby. Alcohol consumption can also cause coordination issues. Boat operators become dangerous as they drink. Here are some of the dangers that arise because of diminished capabilities:

  1. Fatigued boating
  2. Speeding
  3. Decision-making
  4. Reduced reaction time

Impact of a Crash

When a drunk boater causes a crash, it puts them at risk and also creates potential trouble for all those on the water. Passengers and other boaters can suffer severe injuries as a result of the boat operator’s negligence. Risks and injuries can include:

  • Ejection from the boat
  • Drowning possibility
  • Broken bones, back injuries, head injuries

Boating accidents can have a long-term impact on those involved, causing some of the most catastrophic injuries. If a drunk boat operator causes you to suffer harm, know that you have rights and can pursue compensation for your damages.

At Nance Cacciatore, we focus on safeguarding your rights. Our Melbourne boating accident lawyers know how severe this situation can be. You deserve to have someone on your side fighting for your rights, and we will go above and beyond to help you understand your options. You can trust that we will stand by your side when it matters most.

Call our firm today at (321) 233-9885 for a free case evaluation.

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