Watercraft Accidents

The waterways and coastal regions of North Carolina are known for their fun and beauty. Many long lasting memories can be linked to the fun and relaxation to be found off of our coast. Unfortunately, accidents can happen anywhere and cause a wide variety of injuries. Boats and other watercrafts are no exceptions.Boating accidents can occur from:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless Operation
  • Driver Intoxication
  • Disregard for Navigation Rules
  • Disregard for Proper Water Safety Procedures

A common factor for accidents on the water is intoxication. While the summer sun is often something to celebrate, it is important to be mindful of alcohol consumption and prohibit any intoxicated individual from taking control of a watercraft. The operation of ANY motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or greater is illegal. Drinking and boating is dangerous to passengers, as well as other watercraft and swimmers.

If you have been involved in an accident on the water that resulted in over $500 in damages or injury, please immediately inform the Wildlife Resources Commission and seek out attorney representation. All disappearances, injuries or deaths on the water must be reported within 48 hours and all other accidents must be reported within 10 days.

It is important to seek out representation from an experienced injury attorney if involved in a watercraft accident. The attorneys at the King Law Firm, P.A. have been assisting boaters and their passengers for over 25 years and are ready to help you with your injury or accident today.

Contact us today and speak directly to one of our knowledgeable lawyers to learn your legal rights and options. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on our Toll-Free # (800) 635-1683 and located through out all of North Carolina!

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