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Civil Trial Begins for Woman Injured in Lake Austin Boat Accident

Arnold & Itkin is proud to represent a woman who was injured in a 2015 boat crash on Lake Austin. The accident happened near Emma Long Park, killing 2 people and injuring 3 more, including our client. When the boat crashed into a construction barge on the lake, it killed the severely-intoxicated driver. In fact, toxicology results revealed that the driver’s blood alcohol content was over 0.27—more than three times the legal limit. Now, three years after the accident, we will finally be able to pursue justice for our client.

Attorney Alison Baimbridge of Arnold & Itkin LLP filed suit against the estate of the deceased boat driver on behalf of our client. The woman was severely injured during the accident which was caused by the drunk boater’s irresponsible behavior. Her daily life has been significantly impacted by injuries sustained in the crash, and she has incurred significant medical costs throughout the recovery process. She is owed damages by the driver’s estate since his reckless actions took the life of another person and injured 3 others.

An Accident That Should Have Been Prevented

KXAN quoted Baimbridge as saying, “You have to make sure that in the end, that the injured persons or people still see the justice that they deserve.” While it is unfortunate that the driver lost his life, accountability must remain a defining factor in this tragedy. It is an unavoidable fact that a series of bad decisions on the part of the driver caused the pain and suffering of our client—so the estate of the driver must be held responsible for his actions.

“When you include alcohol in the mix with a motor vehicle, it becomes a weapon, so you want to make sure to prevent that.” – Alison Baimbridge

Our client did not have just her physical health harmed that day—she lost a friend. Our client has spent the last three years healing from severe physical and emotional injuries. Unfortunately, Arnold & Itkin’s boat accident attorneys have seen a repeating pattern of drunk boating on Texas waters. No one should have their life changed due to the reckless actions of another. We look forward to fighting for a result that helps our client make a substantial step toward recovery.


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