Texas Fatal Boat Accidents Can Occur When Drunk, Intoxicated, and Inexperienced People Operate Water Craft on Texas Lakes and Waterways By Austin Texas Fatal Boat Accident Lawyer Jason S. Coomer
Every year negligent, careless, and drunk boat & water craft operators cause boating accidents that kill and seriously injure a large number of Texans. In many of these boating accidents, alcohol, drugs, and untrained boat operators are the cause of the boating accidents. A main cause of these Texas fatal boating accidents is that marinas, boat rental companies, and boat owners fail to warn inexperienced and untrained boat operators about the dangers of operating water craft while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In fact, some of these marinas, boat rental companies, and boat owners sell or give alcohol or drugs to inexperienced boat operators.
Under Texas law, it is illegal for drunk persons to operate motor vehicles, water craft, and air craft. Further, if a drunk person causes an automobile accident or boating accident that causes serious injuries or death, they can be charged under Texas law with intoxication assault or intoxication manslaughter both serious felonies. A person is considered drunk or under the influence if they do not have the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body or if they have a blood alcohol concentration of over .08.
It is also possible under Texas law to hold boat owners, marinas, and boat rental companies accountable if they give a drunk boater a boat to use and that drunk boat operator causes a fatal boating accident. These fatal boating accidents are all too common in many lakes throughout Texas including Lake Travis, Lake Austin, Lake LBJ, Lake Buchanan, Canyon Lake, Lake Conroe, Inks Lake, Town Lake, Medina Lake, and Granger Lake.
For more information on Texas Fatal Boat Accident Lawsuits, please feel free to contact Texas fatal boat accident lawyer Jason S. Coomer or go to the following web page: Texas Boat Accident Lawyer and Texas Boat Rental Accident Lawyer