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BOAT ACCIDENTS

BOATING ACCIDENT CLAIMS, WE CAN HELP!

 

Just like motor vehicles and trucks, personal watercraft (PWC) and boats can cause serious injury if they are not operated with care. The waterways in North Carolina offer the best locations for recreational boating, but they also can be a place where boating accidents occur. It’s unfortunate, but boating accidents are common occurrences on the lakes, river, ponds and ocean in eastern North Carolina, and they occur when individuals act carelessly, recklessly or negligently, putting themselves, their passengers and others on the water at harm’s way.

 

PROVEN BOATING ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS

 

From an initial investigation to a verdict trial, the attorneys at Hardee, Massey and Blodgett have over 58 years of combined personal injury experience and have handled multiple boating accident cases.

BOAT ACCIDENT NEGLIGENCE

 

When a boat accident is caused by the negligence of another, you may have a claim. Boating accidents can involve jet skis, speed boats and cabin cruisers. Common causes of recreational boat accidents include:

 

  • Boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Excessive speeding or speeding in no-wake zones
  • Reckless boating
  • Failure to follow state or maritime laws
  • Failure to keep a proper lookout
  • Inexperienced and/or underage boat operators
  • Defective boat, part or equipment design
  • Unsafe boating conditions

When a boating accident occurs it can often result in a serious or catastrophic injury, possibly death. The reason for this is due to the high rate of speed they may be traveling and the comparative lack of safety restraints or gear, paired with the heightened risk of drowning, boating accidents can have very serious consequences.

 

TRUST OUR BOAT ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS

 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident as the result of dangerous or negligent behavior by individuals, boat manufacturers and others, the attorneys at Hardee, Massey & Blodgett will fight for your rights. Our team of dedicated boat accident lawyers has successfully tried numerous boating accident cases.

 

If a boating accident has left you dealing with a serious injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation. This can include medical treatment and ongoing care, lost income or wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more. We are 100% committed to taking every step necessary in our efforts to obtain the best possible recovery for our clients.

 

Call us at 252-378-2525 to speak with an attorney about your situation.