A Massachusetts man was convicted on January 20 for the death of a 10-year-old boy in a boating accident that occurred in August 2010. According to prosecutors in the case, Steven Morse was intoxicated when he was operating a powerboat on Norwich Lake at the time of the accident. Morse drove his powerboat into a kayak that contained the 10-year-old victim and his father. The young boy was killed in the accident.
Morse claimed he was “temporarily blinded by the sun” when he crashed into the kayak. Prosecutors maintained that Morse was impaired after consuming five beers and smoking marijuana the day of the incident. He was sentenced to five years in jail after being found guilty of homicide by vessel and misleading police. Morse’s appeal is schedule for February 3.
Many Americans are injured or killed in boating accidents across the nation every year. When you or a loved one are injured in a boating accident, it is important to seek the guidance of an experienced maritime attorney to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries. Recreational boating accidents can be complex, and there is a possibility of little to no insurance coverage. It can also be difficult to prove negligence, and the laws regarding boating accidents may vary depending on where the accident occurred. Our nationwide maritime attorneys focus on maritime law and can provide you with the answers you need to seek fair compensation.
What Do I Do After A Boating Accident?
Losing a loved one in a drunken boating accident is a tragic experience for families to deal with. It is important to contact an experienced maritime law attorney as soon as possible after your accident, to ensure that you will be able to get the compensation you need to recover after a fatal boating accident. We are ready to help you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our nationwide maritime trial lawyers.
Latti & Anderson’s Little Extra: Sixty-eight boating accidents occurred in Massachusetts in 2012, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
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