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Greenville Boating Accident Attorney

The beautiful waterways and gorgeous Greenville weather lure residents and visitors alike outdoors to enjoy the many activities available. Active water sports are a favorite, but things can go very wrong when operators lack experience, maneuver their vessels recklessly, fail to follow the rules of the water, or mingle alcohol with the handling of a boat or jet ski.

Auger & Auger recognizes that every person who operates a watercraft in Greenville is held to the same legal standard, and it should go without saying that no one is above the law. If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating or jet ski accident that can be attributed to the impaired operation, negligence, or error, our Greenville boating accident attorney is ready to fight for your rights. You deserve to be compensated for your financial losses, medical expenses and pain, and suffering — but the investigation needs to begin immediately in order to gather the evidence necessary to prove your case.

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Causes of Watercraft Accidents in Greenville

A 2017 statistics report on boating statistics by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, shows that alcohol was the 5th most common cause of boating accidents in South Carolina. These incidents led to 102 deaths and 227 injuries. Alcohol was the primary contributing factor in fatalities.

While it’s easy to blame intoxication for accidents on the water, it’s not the only cause. More common risky behaviors include operator inattention, improper lookout, and operator inexperience. All of these risk factors have a presumption of some type of negligence. This lack of attention to the safe operation may be even more dangerous when operating a jet ski due to the size of the craft compared to others on the water.

When a person operates a boat or jet ski in a reckless or negligent manner, due to inexperience or a lack of training, they are putting everyone at risk, including other operators, passengers, water skiers, people being pulled on tubes, and sometimes even people on shore. Even though operating any type of watercraft in South Carolina is a serious responsibility, the restrictions are fairly lax:

  • No course required for person’s 16 and over.  
  • Those under 16 years of age don’t have to complete a course if they are accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old.
  • There are no restrictions for a watercraft with a motor that has fewer than 15 horsepower.

Auger & Auger Means Business

Our Greenville boating accident attorney is your advocate. We represent victims of boating accidents in cases where the negligent party was intoxicated, inattentive, inexperienced, or failed to follow the law. During your no-cost case evaluation, Auger & Auger will review the details to determine your best course of action.

Ideally, we would like to send out our team to the accident location, so we are able to document every detail of the accident and determine the best courses of action. Don’t let money worries stop you — our zero-fee guarantee means you won’t pay for our services until we win your case.  

Call (864) 991-3532 today for your free consultation, with no fees due until recovery!

The list of prior client settlement results and client reviews/testimonials, do not constitute a promise of any particular result in any particular case, as each and every case is unique. Each case was handled on its own merit, and the outcome of any case cannot be predicted by a lawyer or law firms past results.

If a recovery or settlement by trial is made, the client will be responsible for costs advanced in addition to attorney fees. Client remains responsible for costs, expenses and disbursements, including medical bills, within the scope of representation. The attorney’s contingency percentage will be computed prior to the deduction of expenses from the total recovery.

The principal office for Auger & Auger Law Firm is located at 717 S. Torrence St., Suite 101, Charlotte, NC. The attorneys and staff of Auger & Auger Law Firm work and process all of the firm’s files at the principal office location in Charlotte, NC. Other office locations listed on our website are satellite offices that are not staffed daily. Satellite offices are operated for the convenience of our clients and who live outside of the Charlotte, NC metro area and are unable to meet with us at our principal office location. All meetings at our satellite offices must be made by appointment only. Phone numbers for satellite offices forward to our principle office location in Charlotte, NC.