Watercraft Accidents in North Carolina

Durham Boat Accident Lawyers

Watercraft injuries can be life threatening and cause serious injury. According to the United States Coast Guard Recreational Boating Statistics for 2012, there were 4,515 recreational boating accidents, in which 651 people died and 3,000 were injured.

These startling statistics indicate not only how frequent accidents occur, but also how great the need for skilled representation is after an accident. Victims can endure many issues, including high medical bills that are hard to pay when you are forced to take time off work to recover, and current and future mental and physical pain and suffering.

Schedule a initial consultation with our Durham personal injury attorneys. In personal injury and wrongful death, you pay no fees unless you receive compensation.

Why Do Watercraft Accidents Occur?

Alcohol use is cited as the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents. Intoxicated boaters can cause the same damage as intoxicated drivers of any other vehicle.

In addition of drunk driver, primary causes of watercraft injuries include:

  • Operator inattention or inexperience
  • Failure to keep a proper lookout
  • Machinery failure
  • Excessive speed

When you or a loved one is injured due to another boater’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation to help pay for medical bills, everyday expenses, or final arrangements, if necessary.

Helping You When You Need it Most

Speak to one of our North Carolina personal injury lawyers today for assistance in filing a claim if you are suffering from injuries sustained during a boating accident. We offer dedicated legal guidance through all aspects of your case, whether you need help in or out of court.

Call the experienced boat accident attorneys at Twiggs, Strickland & Rabenau at (919) 701-8132 or fill out our online contact form. Let us put our skills and resources to work for you.