Opportunities to go boating are one of the best things about living in South Carolina. With many boat-worthy waterways, including Lake Marion and Lake Murray, there is a place to take your boat no matter where you are in the state. Unfortunately, just as is the case with automobiles, boats are prone to accidents, especially when other boats are in the mix.
Boating Accidents in South Carolina
Watercraft accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries. In tragic cases, these accidents cause death. There are many things that can go wrong in boating, including:
- Collision with another boat
- Boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Boater who is speeding
- Boater operating his vessel recklessly
- Passengers falling overboard
- Boats capsizing
Drownings, brain injuries, spine injuries and death are just some of the catastrophic outcomes possible in these types of accidents. In the event of an explosion or fire, serious burn injuries and disfigurement may result.
It's not just lakes like Lake Wateree and others where boat accidents occur. Any navigable river or waterway in South Carolina may have been the scene of the watercraft accident that injured you. The lawyers at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda are very familiar with these bodies of water, as well as the municipal, state and federal regulations that may apply to your case.
Compensation for Your Boating Accident Claim
After reviewing the details of your claim, our experienced lawyers can inform you of what types of things may make you eligible to recover compensation, such as:
- Medical bills and treatment costs
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Loss of wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses and lost financial contributions, in the event of death of a loved one in a boating accident
You need an experienced and skilled attorney who can demonstrate exactly how seriously this injury has impacted your life. We work with experts and witnesses to show how you have been affected and to build a strategic, aggressive case for securing compensation on your behalf.
To find out if you have a boat accident case in South Carolina, please call the law firm of Whetstone Perkins & Fulda at 803-799-9400. Your consultation is free. We serve areas across the state, including Kingstree, Columbia and Myrtle Beach.