In 2017 the U.S. Coast Guard counted
4,291 recreational boating accidents
2,629 boating injuries
658 boating accident deaths
$46 million dollars of boating related property damage
According to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, 141 boat crashes occurred in Charleston in 2008. These boat wrecks led to 61 injuries and 29 fatalities.
The majority of South Carolina boating accident deaths result from drowning, and most victims were not wearing a life jacket. Also, statistics show that fatal boat crashes more likely occur when boaters lack proper safety instruction. For instance, the Coast Guard indicates that only 11 percent of the fatalities in 2011 occurred on boats where the boat operator had reviewed boating safety instructions.
Countless Charleston residents take advantage of the Cooper River, the Atlantic Ocean, and other waterways throughout South Carolina. Unfortunately, boating accidents happen all too often.
Sometimes, boat accidents can’t be helped. However, a boating accident may be caused by a driver’s negligence or a defect in the boat or its equipment.
The Charleston boating accident lawyers at Hartman Law Firm, L.L.C. can help. With offices conveniently located in Charleston, we have helped numerous boat crash victims throughout the state. We have the expertise and knowledge about boat wrecks to help you win the largest amount of compensation possible given your situation.
In some cases, a combination of these factors may contribute to an accident that injures or harms someone. If you were hurt in such an accident, don’t hesitate to consult with our Charleston boating accident attorneys at The Hartman Law Firm.
Human error, improper boat maintenance, or boat defects are most often the reason for boating accidents. If any of these factors played a role in an accident that injured you or caused the death of a loved one, you deserve legal relief.
Possible accident circumstances may include:
Charleston’s boating accident law firm, The Hartman Law Firm, LLC, can help. We can determine if one or more potential defendants exist in a boating accident case. If so, you may be able to collect financial compensation for pain and suffering, medical costs, lost wages, emotional distress and other damages.
If a boat crash resulted in death, the victim’s family members may pursue a wrongful death claim. Contact Frank so that he may determine which legal strategy is best to defend your rights
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