Punitive Damages Are Available When Drunk Boaters Injure Others

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Summer is a time for fun and relaxing in the sun. In Green Bay, the water is an inviting place where plenty of people converge throughout the hot months to partake in sports and recreation alike. There is a lot of boating, and a lot of drinking. Unfortunately, sometimes those two elements come together, causing […]

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Drunk Boat Accident Leads To The Death Of One In Wisconsin

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

In June 2013, a man from Minnesota was allegedly operating a recreational boat in Pierce County when he got into an accident. The incident resulted in the personal injury of one of the boat’s passengers, a 40-year-old man from New Richmond. The injured man died as a result of the accident. According to officials, the 47-year-old operator […]

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Wisconsin Authorities Try To Stop Drunk Boating

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Wisconsin’s lakes and rivers see heavy boating traffic each year, and law enforcement is taking their role seriously in preventing alcohol-related boating deaths. In 2012, Wisconsin had the third-highest number of boating deaths related to alcohol as well as numerous personal injury accidents involving drunk boaters. Eight people lost their lives on Wisconsin waters in 2012 due […]

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Wisconsin Boat Operator Pleads Not Guilty In Deadly Crash

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

A 22-year-old man charged with DUI in a boating accident that killed a passenger has pled not guilty to the charges. The crash occurred on Castle Rock Lake in July, when the defendant was driving a boat after partying. He was allegedly drinking at the time and ran into a bridge pillar, killing a male passenger. A […]

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Driver Pleads Guilty In BUI Accident That Killed Wisconsin Man

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Drunk driving is not exclusive to the highways and byways as it happens on our lakes and rivers all too often as well. Recently a 39-year-old man from another state plead guilty to BUI manslaughter charges after a boating accident killed a 35-year-old Wisconsin man and injured a 34-year-old man who was also in the […]

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