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Recent Posts About Boat Accident

  • Illinois Lawmakers Consider Stricter Penalties for Boating DUI

    Water accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on several bills in Illinois Congress that would significantly increase penalties for people who operate boats while intoxicated. The series of measures would, among other provisions, require those convicted of a boating DUI to have their driver’s license suspended as well. That bill is sponsored by a state senator representing ...
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  • Illinois Governor Signs Bill Cracking Down on Drinking and Boating

    Boating accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm announce that Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently signed a bill securing the requirements for those involved in boating accidents resulting in serious injury and death. The new law requires anyone involved in such an accident to consent to chemical testing of blood, breath or urine in order to determine blood alcohol or drug content. Anyone ...
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  • Safety Checkpoints Abound this Fourth of July Weekend on Land and Water

    Auto and boat accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm remind the public that the Fourth of July weekend, though an exciting and fun time to celebrate, is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year. In Illinois alone there will be more than 100 roadside safety checks along with over 500 saturation patrols on public lakes, rivers and roads. On the Fourth last year, in 2012, Conservation ...
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  • National Safe Boating Week Begins May 18

    Boat accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm remind the public that this week, May 18-24, 2013, is recognized as National Safe Boating Week. This week the U.S. Coast Guard initiates the “Wear It!” campaign, to spread the message of responsible and safe boating. Wearing life jackets is mandated by law in all 50 states, no matter what type of body of water you are on. The U.S. Coast Guard, ...
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  • Wrongful Deaths in Duck Boat Accident Go to Trial

    The legal consequences of a tragic boat accident that occurred two years ago in Philadelphia are finally coming to the surface. In 2010, two Hungarian teenagers were tragically killed while riding one of the popular Duck Boat tour boats. While on the river, the boat’s engine malfunctioned, leaving the boat and its passengers vulnerable to oncoming traffic. A large barge that was being towed struck ...
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  • Tragic Boating Accident Takes Four Young Lives

    With temperatures rising and a holiday weekend on the way, our Chicago boat accident lawyers want to remind watergoers about the importance of safe boating practices. A harrowing crash on the Mississippi River on May 19th is a reminder of just how dangerous boating can be. In order to prevent such tragic accidents on the water, the Minnesota DNR recently released a few quick tips for boaters. As ...
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