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Alcohol and Water Sports

Lake Havasu is a popular destination for several college students on their Spring Break. The Arizona destination is famous for boating, beer, and parties. Though these activities may bring plenty of entertainment to lake goers it also poses a huge threat to safety, no matter which lake or ocean they are enjoying.

The Danger

Drinking while driving any vehicle, let alone a motor boat, is extremely dangerous and could cause serious injury and death. Even if your “booze cruise” has dropped anchor, the consumption of alcohol while participating in water activities is still very dangerous.

Injuries

The risk of colliding with other vessels is greatly increased when you drink while driving a motor boat. If you are a passenger, the driver of that boat is responsible for any injuries that you sustain. The risk of drowning is also greatly increased by mixing alcohol and swimming activities.

Your Rights and Responsibility

The owner of a motor boat is responsible for any injury or accident that occurs on their property. What this means is that if you are injured by someone’s careless or reckless behavior on their boat, that person should be held responsible.

You may be eligible to recover damages for any losses you incurred if you or someone you know has suffered injury or death related to a swimming or diving accident that involved alcohol.

Speak with a Racine Personal Injury Lawyer

Contact the Racine swimming and diving accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800.682.3434 for a free initial consultation.