Boat Accidents And Possible Compensation

North Carolina’s many lakes, ponds and other bodies of water offer an ideal location for recreational boating. While many individuals enjoy our state’s natural areas safely and responsibly, others are not so careful. Unfortunately, boating accidents are all-too-common occurrences throughout eastern North Carolina. Often, these accidents occur when individuals act negligently, carelessly or recklessly, endangering themselves and those around them.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the boating accident attorneys at Hardee & Hardee, LLP, can help you fight for your legal rights. With more than 73 years of collective experience, our team of dedicated lawyers has successfully tried numerous boating accident cases. In every instance, we strive to hold the responsible parties accountable for your injuries, working to recover the maximum compensation you are owed.

Call us today at 252-787-4651 to speak with an attorney about your situation. We offer free initial consultations in both English and Spanish.

Common Causes Of Boat Accidents

When they occur, boating accidents often result in serious, life-altering injuries and even death. Due to the high speeds at which many boaters travel, the relative lack of safety gear and restraints, and the heightened risk of drowning, boating accidents can have extremely severe, even catastrophic consequences. In many cases, these accidents are the result of dangerous or negligent behavior by individuals, boat manufacturers and others.

Common causes of recreational boat accidents include:

  • Alcohol-related operation impairment
  • Distracted boating or inattention of the boat operator
  • Failure to keep a proper lookout
  • Excessive speeding or speeding in no-wake zones
  • Failure to follow navigational rules
  • Underage/inexperienced boat operators
  • Defective equipment and/or boat parts
  • Unsafe boating conditions, including poor weather

If you were involved in a boat accident that left you dealing with serious injuries or had a loved one killed in a boat accident caused by another person or entity’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. This can include the cost of medical treatment and ongoing care, lost income or wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more.

Trust Your Case To Our Experienced Team

At Hardee & Hardee, LLP, we are committed to helping injured victims and their families fight for their rights after serious, life-changing incidents. Our boating accident lawyers provide the compassionate legal guidance and tough, uncompromising representation you need. Contact our firm at 252-787-4651 to learn more about how our attorneys can fight for you.