Watercraft Accidents in North Carolina
Handled By Proficient Jacksonville Injury Lawyers
The waterways and coastal regions of North Carolina are known for their fun and beauty. Many long lasting memories can be linked to the fun activities and relaxation often found off of our coast. Unfortunately, accidents can happen anywhere and cause a wide variety of injuries when they do. Boats and other watercrafts are no exceptions to this rule.
Boating accidents often occur due to:
- Driver intoxication
- Reckless operation
- Disregard for navigation rules
- Disregard for proper water safety procedures
A common cause of accidents on the water is intoxication. While the summer sun is often something to celebrate, it is important to be mindful of alcohol consumption and prohibit any intoxicated individual from taking control of a watercraft. The operation of any motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or greater is illegal. Drinking and boating is dangerous to passengers, as well as other watercrafts and swimmers.
What You Should Do if You Are Injured
If you have been involved in an accident on the water that resulted in over $500 in damages or injury, please immediately inform the Wildlife Resources Commission and seek out effective legal representation. All disappearances, injuries, or deaths on the water must be reported within 48 hours and all other accidents must be reported within 10 days.
It is important to seek out representation from an experienced Jacksonville injury attorney if you were involved in a watercraft accident. The knowledgeable attorneys at King Law Firm have been assisting boaters and their passengers for over 30 years and are ready to help you with your injury and accident today.
Contact us today and speak directly to one of our experienced injury lawyers in Jacksonville to learn your legal rights and options. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (910) 446-3080 and we are located throughout all of North Carolina!