Restore Your Financial Security with Help from a BUI Accident Attorney
Similar to driving, boating under the influence (BUI) can cause property damage, serious personal injury, or even death. If you were a victim of a BUI incident in Lafayette, LA, our team of lawyers can conduct a thorough investigation to help you seek maximum compensation for any damages. With the help of a BUI accident attorney, you can focus on recovering from your injuries while your lawyer handles all the details of your case. Contact the Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy today for a consultation with one of our attorneys.
What is a BUI Accident?
A BUI accident is any accident that results from a person operating a water vessel while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Even if no injuries occur, the negligent boater may still be held liable for property damages.
As with driving under the influence (DUI), there are penalties in the state of Louisiana for BUI. A person may be found guilty of BUI if his or her blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08 or higher, or 0.02 or higher if the driver is under the age of 21. There are also penalties for operating a water vessel under the influence of drugs such as marijuana.
What Damages Can a BUI Accident Cause?
These accidents can cause catastrophic injuries for those involved. Parties involved in a BUI accident may suffer head, neck, or spinal cord injuries. These serious injuries can render a victim unconscious and unable to stay afloat. This can result in drowning and wrongful death.
Survivors of BUI accidents may suffer a lifelong disability as a result of their injuries. They may be temporarily or permanently unable to return to work, resulting in a loss of income. In addition, BUI accidents can result in extensive property damage. Combined with extensive medical treatment and an inability to work, victims could face an enormous economic struggle.
With the help of a BUI accident attorney, you can focus on recovering from your injuries while your lawyer handles all the details of your case.
Proving Negligence with Help from a BUI Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one was injured in a BUI accident, you need a team of attorneys on your side. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy have represented many clients in maritime law cases. We can work with private investigators, witnesses, the U.S. Coast Guard, and harbor police to gather evidence against the negligent boater.
While we handle all the legal proceedings, you can focus on recovery. Our attorneys can handle all negotiations with the boater’s insurance company and any other parties involved. Whether you need to file your lawsuit in federal or state court, we are confident in handling your case in either venue. We can calculate your damages and seek an appropriate settlement to restore your financial security and ensure you have the medical care you need.
You are Eligible for Compensation
If you or a loved one was a victim of a BUI accident, call the Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy at (337) 232-1934 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. One of our attorneys will meet with you personally to review your case and determine your eligibility for compensation.