Boating Accident Attorney Serving Charleston, SC
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the five most common factors contributing to recreational boating accidents are:
- Operator inattention
- Improper lookout
- Operator inexperience
- Excessive speed
- Alcohol use
Alcohol use is the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents; where the primary cause was known, it was listed as the leading factor in 19% of deaths.
Boat operators who injure others and damage property are liable for the harm they cause. As with car accidents, inattention and inexperience do not excuse a boat operator from the obligation to pay compensation. Someone who agrees to operate a boat is expected to do so at least as competently as an experienced boat operator.
Charleston Attorney Richard Hricik has represented numerous individuals and their families injured in boating accidents in South Carolina. Richard can investigate the circumstances of your accident and make sure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and losses. Contact Richard at the number above or using the form down below to obtain a free initial consultation.