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Boating Accidents

Columbia Boating Accident Attorneys

With so many bodies of water throughout and around Columbia South Carolina, boating is a popular outdoor activity enjoyed by many. No matter what body of water you are on, fun can turn into a catastrophe quickly, and completely change your life. Boating can be fun, but also dangerous if the right precautions are not taken. Boaters often underestimate the power of the boat and act with carelessness.

Large vessels such as boats need to be handled with logic and care. Boating takes great knowledge of not only the vessel you are operating, but also the area you are operating it in. It’s important to understand that boats are just as dangerous as cars, if not more dangerous.

Thousands of insurance claims are filed each year that involve boating accidents. The driver of the boat is responsible for the safety of his or her passengers and others on the waterway. It is the driver’s responsibility to operate their boat safely at all times, in all conditions. While some boating accidents are simply unavoidable, others tend to involve wrongful action or negligence by boat drivers. If you are the victim of this type of negligence, you may need a South Carolina boating accidents lawyer.

Boat drivers, boat owners, sales or rental companies and boat manufacturers are among the parties that could be held liable in a boating accident.
Injuries Caused by Boating Accidents
  • Whiplash
  • Electrocution
  • Spinal compressions
  • Drowning
  • Concussions
  • Fractures
  • Broken bones
  • Amputation
  • Burns
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Death
Causes of Boating Accidents
  • Improper anchoring
  • Fires
  • Collisions with piers, buoys or sandbars
  • Collisions with other boats or watercrafts
  • Grounding, sinking or flooding
  • Intoxication
  • Equipment failure
  • Inexperienced drivers
  • Reckless driving
  • Weather conditions
  • Overloading

Contact Bernstein and Bernstein for experienced representation if you have been involved in a boating accident causing personal injury. A knowledgeable attorney can help you recover medical expenses, lost wages or pain and suffering caused by your injuries.

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