Providing Skilled Representation to Victims of DUI Boating Accidents
With its sunny climate, Florida is the perfect place for boating enthusiasts to enjoy the water. Unfortunately, not all boaters are observant and courteous about sharing Florida’s waterways, which can result in serious accidents and injuries. Many boaters regularly consume alcohol while out on the water. Unfortunately, operating a boat while intoxicated is just as dangerous as driving a motor vehicle while under the influence. By drinking and driving, a boater places his or her own life at risk, as well as the lives of any passengers and surrounding boaters. Fortunately, victims of DUI boat crashes do have recourse by seeking compensation through the legal system, which they can access with the help of our Fort Myers drunk driving accident law firm.
Obtaining Compensation for Your Boating Injuries
Attorney Randall Spivey is a passionate and effective advocate on behalf of victims of DUI collisions, including boaters and their passengers who have been injured by intoxicated boat operators. As a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney with specialized knowledge of boating accidents and Florida DUI law, Randall Spivey will work diligently to obtain a full recovery in your case.
Injuries from boating accidents are often serious since boaters and their passengers lack the same protections as motor vehicle occupants, such as seatbelts, airbags, and the steel structure of the car to contain them and help prevent injuries. The likelihood of ejection from the boat upon impact is high, increasing the chance of multiple broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and other grave medical problems. An accident on the water also carries the risk of drowning. While recovering from a boating accident, victims may face significant medical expenses, the inability to work for long periods of time, permanent disabilities or death. For these reasons, you need financial compensation from the party responsible for the DUI boating accident.
Contact a Fort Myers DUI Injury Lawyer Today
When you are injured in a boating accident because of an intoxicated boater, you are entitled to seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. In addition, Florida law permits victims in drunk driving accident cases to recover punitive damages from the responsible party. If you have been injured in a DUI boating accident in Fort Myers, the lawyers at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., will listen to your concerns and take all legal steps necessary to help you to rebuild your life. Contact Randall Spivey today and schedule an appointment to meet him personally.