Greensboro Boating Accident Lawyer
North Carolina’s climate offers boaters, swimmers and Jet Skiers an excuse to spend some time on Greensboro’s scenic lakes throughout most of the year. Very few recreational enthusiasts expect their perfect day out on the lake to turn into a serious or even fatal accident. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, 651 boating fatalities occurred nationwide in 2012. Due to increased boater safety awareness, 2012 had the lowest number of boating fatalities on record. However, boating accident injuries are still on the rise as boat ownership becomes more popular.
If you or family member was injured in a boat or Jet Ski accident, call a Greensboro boat accident lawyer who has experience with both state and federal maritime law. Even though the boating accident may have occurred in North Carolina, federal maritime law may apply depending on the nature of the waterway. It is imperative that you hire a Greensboro boating accident attorney who has extensive experience and training in maritime law. Both partners at Auger & Auger Accident and Injury Lawyers are avid boating enthusiasts and have been representing victims of motorboat, speed boat, sailboat and Jet Ski accidents for the past two decades. Contact us for a free consultation to learn your rights and how we can help you recover for your injuries, medical bills and time lost from work.
Common Causes of Greensboro Boat Accidents
- Drinking and operating a boat or Jet Ski
- Lack of boating experience and education
Boating under the influence (BUI) is the most common cause of boating accidents across the country. Driving or operating a boat with a blood-alcohol level at or above the legal limit (0.08 percent) is outright dangerous. If a person suffers personal injuries as the result of a boating-while-intoxicated accident, the operator of the boat will not only be responsible for the damages that he or she has caused but be will charged criminally with a felony under North Carolina Law.
Timing in a Boat Accident Investigation is Crucial
Due to the nature of a boating accident, it is critical to the outcome of your case that you immediately hire counsel to perform a thorough investigation before the evidence trail dries up. Witnesses are generally vacationers who will be hard to track down once they leave town. Boats and Jet Skis are also hard to locate once they are removed by the scene by an unscrupulous owner or their insurance carrier. The attorneys at Auger & Auger will send a team out to investigate the accident within 24 hours. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call. The consultation is confidential and at no cost to you.
Serious Boat Injuries Require an Experienced Law Firm
If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a Greensboro boating accident on Lake Townsend, Lake Brandt, Lake Randleman, Lake One Hollow, High Point Lake, Belews Lake or any other lake in the Greensboro area, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries or loss by filing a civil suit against the at-fault party.
Violent boat collisions can cause serious or even fatal injuries. Medical treatment, mounting medical bills, lost wages, aggressive insurance companies and mental stress are just a few of the consequences you or a loved one may be dealing with after a boating accident.
At Auger & Auger we have the experience and dedication to forcefully pursue your case and maximize your recovery. Our Greensboro boat accident attorneys know how to build and present your case in order to negotiate and demand a fair settlement with the insurance companies. Boating accidents are not the same as car accidents because different laws apply. That is why you need a Greensboro attorney who has experience with boating accidents.
No Fee Unless We Make a Recovery
At Auger & Auger Accident and Injury Lawyers we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not collect a legal fee until we have reached a fair settlement on your behalf. When you meet with us for your initial consultation, we will discuss the accident, your injuries and your rights and options at no charge. We want to hear about your injuries and concerns so that we can give you the best legal advice we can. We will make sure you properly heal from your injuries while we fight on your behalf for the settlement you deserve.