Have you been hurt in a boat accident?
A day of fun in the sun can turn dangerous in a moment’s notice if boaters fail to take necessary precautions. Needless injuries occur due to operators driving at unsafe speeds, navigating through heavy weather, unsafely operating the propellors, or failing to know the rules of the road.
Who is liable in a boat accident?
Depending on your situation, there may be multiple parties liable for your accident—a reckless or negligent driver, an owner who improperly maintained the boats involved, or a property owner who failed to establish a safe boating environment.
Do I have a claim?
If you believe you have a claim against another party after a boating accident, consider the following:
- Was the other party operating a boat carelessly or at an unsafe speed?
- Was the other party operating a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol?
- Were you or a loved one were hurt because proper safety equipment wasn’t provided?
- Were you or a loved one were hurt because the boat or environment hadn’t been properly maintained?
If any of these are true, you may have a claim.
When should you call an attorney?
Right away. It can be difficult to prove fault after a boating accident, so it’s important to speak with an attorney at the outset of the accident to preserve the evidence of negligence and establish the damages caused by the boat.
Unlike streets, waterways—lakes, ponds, rivers, and oceans—can be governed by multiple different laws, making building a case complicated. Sometimes federal, state, and international maritime laws can have an effect on establishing liability or damages.
How can Williams & Williams help?
Insurance companies will always try to minimize what they have to pay to protect their financial bottom lines. That’s why you need aggressive representation to ensure you’re paid everything you’re owed.
Our skilled trial lawyers will listen, learn the details of your accident and how it’s affected you, and build a persuasive case on your behalf to help bolster your claim.
Since 1936, we’ve recovered millions in damages for clients in Orangeburg County and across South Carolina. We will relentlessly advocate for your full and fair compensation.
What will it cost for Williams & Williams to handle my case?
We operate on a contingency fee, which means we don’t charge anything unless you recover damages.
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Contact a lawyer at Williams & Williams Attorneys at Law in Orangeburg, South Carolina by calling (803) 534-5218 to schedule a free consultation.
Your consultation will always be handled by one of our experienced attorneys.