Several recent drunk boating accidents on Long Island have concerned residents and prompted Nassau and Suffolk police to increase drunken-boating patrols. In the most recent BWI (boating while intoxicated) accident, a drunk Manhasset man took his boat out on Southold Bay with 16 children on board.
According to police, Charles D. Miller was found to have “slurred speech, smelled of alcohol beverage, had bloodshot eyes, and failed a field sobriety test.” In addition, his boat was overcrowded with 2 adults in addition to the 16 children. His arrest followed that of Seaford resident Anthony Marmo, who was discovered to be boating while intoxicated when a man was thrown from the back of his out-of-control boat. Another passenger jumped in to help rescue the fallen passenger, but Marmo continued driving, unaware of what was going on.
Earlier in the summer, Brian Andreski, 26, of Dix Hills, was charged with BWI when his speedboat collided with a fishing boat and killed one passenger.
BWI Puts Lives in Danger
Operating a boat while drunk is just as serious as operating a car or any other motor vehicle. These boaters put not only their own lives at risk, but also the lives of their passengers and other boaters in their paths.
If you or someone you love was injured in a boating accident due to a drunk operator, we are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. At Goldstein and Bashner, we are experienced in handling these types of cases and have been successful in getting large claims for our clients. We will fight to protect your rights and make sure you get fully compensated for the many costs involved with accidents, including:
- Medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Property damages
- Lost wages
- Punitive damages
- Pain and suffering
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Our expert lawyers will discuss your case and let you know what you can expect from the legal process. Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation. We will answer all your questions and let you know what we will do to help you get the maximum compensation you deserve. There is no cost to you until we win your case. In other words, we don’t collect a dime until you collect.