South Carolina Boating Accidents Lawyer
If you suffered injuries in a boating accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more. One of our South Carolina boating accident lawyers may be able to help. You can learn more during a free consultation with a member of our South Carolina Boating Accidents Lawyer team.
Anastopoulo Law Firm can help you better understand your rights and options for holding the at-fault boater accountable during this meeting.
Anastopoulo Law Firm Helps Injured Victims of Boat Accidents
Did a boating accident leave you with serious injuries? Our injury attorneys have 25+ years of experience delivering a full range of legal representation and advice.
In South Carolina, our coastal location – along with other recreational bodies of water throughout the state – means that boating accidents are an unfortunate reality. However, you don’t have to face the aftermath of a boating accident alone. Instead, Anastopoulo Law Firm is here to help.
You can read more about our recent results online, and we can discuss your case in detail during a free consultation. Additionally, we will meet with you at the hospital, in your home, or one of our South Carolina offices in:
- North Charleston
- Myrtle Beach
We represent clients based on contingency, which means you will never need to pay a retainer for our services. So, we charge nothing upfront and use our resources to build your case and file your claim. Furthermore, our attorneys get their fees from the settlement in your case. If we take the case to trial, we get paid from the court award. Therefore, if we do not win your case, we do not get paid.
For a free legal consultation with a boating accidents lawyer serving South Carolina, call 803-222-2222
Recoverable Damages for Boat Accidents in South Carolina
We can file your claim and demand financial recovery for a wide range of compensable damages based on your boat accident injuries and other harm you suffered. We will value these damages before filing your claim and seek only a fair settlement from the insurer. However, if they do not offer justice, we can file suit.
Some common recoverable damages in these cases include:
- Medical expenses and related costs
- Lost wages and benefits
- Reduced earning capacity for long-term injuries
- Property damages
- Miscellaneous related expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
If your loved one died from their accident injuries, a wrongful death claim might be possible. This type of claim is generally allowable if the victim qualified to file a personal injury lawsuit but passed away before doing so.
If we seek compensation for your family, it may include:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Other related economic expenses
- Loss of services
- Intangible losses
We can discuss your options and how the South Carolina wrongful death laws work during your free consultation with our team.
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Common Causes of Boating Accidents
In South Carolina, the law requires boat owners and operators to exercise the highest degree of prudence and care while operating boats and other water vessels. When they fail to do so, substantial risks can arise for other boat operators, boat passengers, swimmers, and others in and around these boats.
At our law firm, we provide legal representation for those who suffered injuries in these accidents on the water. Additionally, we represent the victims and build a case against the careless or reckless boater. Accidents on boats can occur due to a variety of situations, including but not limited to:
- Boater inexperience or error
- Adverse weather conditions
- Failure of boating equipment
- Boating while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
Boating accidents and the resulting injuries and fatalities occur due to accidents involving both boats and recreational boating equipment, such as jet skis. They may also involve equipment or non-motorized boats, including tubes, kayaks, and more. Types of boating accidents include:
- Collisions between boats
- Swimmers or kayakers hit by motorboats
- Falling overboard or other injuries caused by reckless driving.
Boating accident injuries can be serious. We help victims with relatively minor injuries as well as catastrophic injuries. This could include traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries (SCIs), and more.
If another boater’s negligence caused your injuries, a boating accident attorney at Anastopoulo Law Firm may be able to help you recover compensation based on your losses. You can learn more about the necessary steps to move forward with your boat accident case during a free consultation with our team.
How a Boating Accident Attorney Will Help with Your Case
If you were injured in a boating accident, our South Carolina team is here to help. After you contact us and we agree to work together, our legal team will begin work quickly and aggressively. The steps we take on your behalf may include:
- Managing communication and protecting your rights
- Updating you regularly about the case’s progress
- Answering your questions promptly
- Investigating the accident and collecting evidence
- Identifying the liable parties
- Proving your damages
- Valuing your expenses and losses
- Preparing your claim or other documents
Some of these steps take time. The sooner we get started, the more opportunity we have to gather evidence and document your losses.
If we cannot reach an out-of-court settlement and need to pursue legal action against the at-fault boater, we generally have three years to do so. S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530 sets this deadline for both personal injury and wrongful death cases.
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Consult with Our Office About Your South Carolina Boating Accident For Free
You can speak to an Anastopoulo Law Firm team member about your case for free today. We provide free consultations and case assessments for South Carolina boat accident victims.
To discuss your case with a member of our legal team, call (800) 777-7777 or contact us online. We can meet with potential clients in our nearest office, their home, the hospital, or another convenient location.