Boating Accidents

If you or a loved one have been injured in a boating accident, call us at 704.749.7747 to speak to a lawyer today. The phone consultation is free and our goal is for you to better understand your options as a result of the call. There is no obligation to select our firm to represent you—we’re happy to just to give you the help you need.

Miles and Miles of Coastline

The lakes surrounding Charlotte, NC offer endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation; however, with Lake Norman alone boasting 520 miles of shoreline, there are bound to be boating accidents. When clients call our office with questions about boating accidents, quite often they are looking for clarification around determining fault. The reason for this is that the “rules of the road” are not as clearly defined in the water as they are on our roads and highways.

Boating accidents can be the result of two boats colliding, boats colliding with obstacles in the water, or mechanical failures of the boat. When you add the likelihood of swimmers, water skiers, and unrestrained passengers, the outcome can be deadly. All too often, alcohol is a contributing factor in boating accidents, and inebriated boat operators face additional charges for Boating While Intoxicated (BWI).

Common Injuries in Boating Accidents

Injuries resulting from boating accidents can be similar to those resulting from car accidents; however, with the presence of water there is the ever-present threat of drowning. Common injuries include:

  • Drowning
  • Broken Bones
  • Concussions
  • Property Damage
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Injuries to Children
  • Injuries to the Elderly

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission compiles annual statistics related to boating accidents which can be viewed HERE.

Speak With A Boating Accident Attorney

The next step you can take to find out whether you have a negligence claim related to a boating accident is to speak with a personal injury lawyer. Call us at 704.749.7747 for a free phone consultation. Or, you can click HERE to request a call from us. We know you have choices, and we hope you  choose to Recover With Us.