Suffering Due to Watercraft Injuries?

Watercraft Accident Attorney in Durham

Durham Lawyer for Boating & Water Accidents

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 free, initial consultation with Don Strickland! You pay no fees unless you receive compensation.

Why Are the Common Causes of Watercraft Accidents?

Alcohol use is cited as the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents. Intoxicated boaters can cause serious damage to not only themselves, but to all passengers and nearby vessels. There are also many other causes of watercraft accidents, and many of them involve negligence of the operator.

Other causes of watercraft injuries include:

  • EOperator inattention or inexperience
  • EFailure to keep a proper lookout
  • EMachinery failure
  • EExcessive speed

Boating Safety Tips

  • ECheck the weather conditions before going out
  • EOperators and passengers should wear a lifejacket
  • EAvoid operating a boat at night
  • EHave a float plan in case of emergency so passengers know what to do
  • EAvoid alcohol use
  • EAlways carry safety equipment (fire extinguisher, flares, first aid kit, etc.)

Helping You When You Need it Most

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.

Call The Law Office of Donald R Strickland at (919) 828-4357 or submit an online contact form to request your free, initial consultation with Don Strickland.

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