Maritime Law

Boat Operator in Fatal Hudson River Crash Admitted to Drinking, Officials Say

Boat Operator in Fatal Hudson River Crash Admitted to Drinking, Officials Say [ubermenu-map address=”Tappan Zee Bridge, New York” zoom=”14″ width=”375px” height=”375px”] A prosecutor said in court on November 20 that the man accused of causing a boat accident on the Hudson River in July, killing a bride-to-be and her fiancé’s best man, admitted to “drinking … Continue reading Boat Operator in Fatal Hudson River Crash Admitted to Drinking, Officials Say

New Hampshire Drunk Boating Accident Injures Four, Demonstrates Importance of Staying Sober on Water

The maritime attorneys at Latti & Anderson LLP want everybody to have a happy and safe holiday tomorrow for Independence Day. For those who plan to celebrate on the water, designating a sober vessel operator needs to be a top priority. Last week we discussed Operation Dry Water, the national three-day campaign against boating under the … Continue reading New Hampshire Drunk Boating Accident Injures Four, Demonstrates Importance of Staying Sober on Water

Drunk Boating Accidents Cause Damage Across Country

Earlier this month, we discussed the role that alcohol can play in some cruise ship injuries, but it is important to remember that operating under the influence is also a common cause of recreational boating accidents. Two recent stories in separate areas of the country demonstrate how piloting a private vessel while intoxicated not only … Continue reading Drunk Boating Accidents Cause Damage Across Country

Did Excessive Speed Contribute to Deadly Lake Lanier Crash?

This week we have been discussing a deadly drunk boating accident that occurred in June on Lake Lanier, Ga. Although the main factor was likely alcohol use, excessive speed may also have contributed to the deaths of Jake Prince, 9, and Griffin Prince, 13. As reported by Fox 5 Atlanta, “a center-console fishing boat which was traveling at … Continue reading Did Excessive Speed Contribute to Deadly Lake Lanier Crash?

Boating Under the Influence in Massachusetts

Boating Under the Influence in Massachusetts Boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be deadly. According to statistics compiled by the U.S. Coast Guard, alcohol or drug use was the primary factor in approximately seven percent of all recreational boating accidents in 2010, and drunk boating claimed 126 lives that year. To discourage … Continue reading Boating Under the Influence in Massachusetts

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