Water is a way of life in South Carolina, especially in Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, and Murrells Inlet. There’s nothing better than hitting the water with jon boats, sail boats, ski boats, jet skis, and other forms of water recreation. However, there are also larger boats traveling up and down the waterways, through local creeks, and out into the ocean. It happens all too often that boating accidents lead to serious injuries or even death off the coast of Myrtle Beach.
If you are a victim of a boating accident, you need legal representation in order to prove you are not at fault for the accident and in order to secure the compensation you need and deserve for your personal injuries. At the Law Offices of N. David DuRant & Associates, we have 35 years of experience in personal injury cases to fight for your damages.
Why Do Boating Accidents Occur?
It’s true that you won’t find stoplights out in the ocean, but boaters must still follow very specific rules as they pilot their watercrafts. Unfortunately, since it is actually possible to pass a basic boating certification course online, too many boaters are inexperienced and cause crashes because they do not know how to effectively pilot their boats. Alcohol is another major component of boating accidents, since boating in South Carolina’s pristine blue waters is often reason to have a few drinks. Even faulty boat maintenance can lead to problems that cause a crash in the water.
What Compensation Can You Obtain If You are the Victim of a Boating Accident?
There are many different ways that you might become the victim of a boating accident:
- Another boat hits your boat, jetski, or other watercraft
- You are a passenger on a boat piloted by a negligent driver who causes a crash
- You are the driver or passenger on a boat that crashes as a result of mechanical problems.
Each of the above situations requires specific evidence to be collected and utilized to prove fault and determine how compensation for damages is distributed. By working with an attorney at the Law Offices of N. David DuRant & Associates, you have the ability to pursue compensation for a number of problems:
- Lost wages due to injuries and time off of work
- Medical bills and costs accumulated as a result of the accident
- Pain and suffering, both physically and emotionally
- Property damage
Get the Help You Need After a Boating Accident in Myrtle Beach
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, thousands of boating accidents occur every year in South Carolina that result in injuries, death, and property damage. If you are the victim of a boating accident, you deserve the compensation you need to pick up the pieces and restore a normal life. The team at the Law Offices of N. David DuRant & Associates is committed to helping you secure the largest compensation possible. We will work tirelessly to help you respond to your accident and trauma. Call (843) 353-4200 now to begin your free consultation.