Boating Accident Lawyers in Charleston
Let Us Explain What to Do After an Accident
As a waterfront city, Charleston, SC, is prone to an increased number of
boating accidents. Each year, people suffer injuries or
wrongful death due to serious boating accidents. These accidents are often preventable,
making the injuries even more frustrating.
Typical injuries or damages can include:
- Broken bones
If you were injured while boating around Charleston, Kahn Law Firm, LLP,
is here to help.
Fill out a free case evaluation today.
What is the Cause of Most Boating Accidents?
Operator inexperience, operator inattention, excessive speed, and alcohol
use are all cited as the most common culprits of boating accidents. Not
paying attention (operator inattention) is the most common reason for
boating accidents, but boat drivers must remember that while boating with
family and friends is a fun, recreational activity, as the driver they
have a responsibility to safely operate a vehicle. In this case, the vehicle
is the boat rather than a car, but the responsiblity is the same.
The U.S. Coast Guard additionally reports that many boating accidents are
- Collision with another vessel
- Flooding or swamping
- Collision with a fixed object
- Skier mishap
Just as car drivers are responsible for any accidents they cause on the
highway, so boat drivers are responsible for any accidents they cause
on the water. However,
unlike car drivers, boat drivers are not required to insure the boats they operate
in South Carolina. This could create a more complex situation for your
case, making it crucial that you have counsel. As is true with
auto accidents, boating accidents involve the assignment of fault. This is how liability
is determined. Whether it was
product failure or operator error, the responsible party is liable for any injuries or
damage that results from their negligence.
Call Our Charleston Boating Accident Lawyers
Because the operation of water vehicles is less regulated than the operation
of motor vehicles, it is crucial to speak with a Charleston
injury attorney who is well versed in boating law. At
Kahn Law Firm, LLP, our lawyers bring
95 years combined experience to the table. We are extremely selective in the cases we take on, and we don't
charge you anything unless we win.
Ready to schedule your free initial consultation in Charleston?
Call us at (843) 547-0240 today!