There is nothing better than boating in the North Carolina summers. Unfortunately, being out on a boat can put you at risk. There may be other boaters on the waters who have had too much to drink or who don’t have proper training on how to safely operate a boat. If you are a passenger aboard a personal watercraft, the boat’s driver may also put you in danger by not having enough life jackets aboard or by making careless mistakes in operating the boat.
Whenever you suffer injury in a boating accident and someone else was to blame, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages through a personal injury case. Many boating accidents tragically lead to drownings, with grieving family members left behind. When a boat accident is fatal, a wrongful death case can ensure family members get compensation for losses.
Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law has a long track record or providing representation to clients throughout Raleigh. Our boating accident lawyers know what it takes to gather evidence from coast guard reports, witness testimony, and crash data. We will put our strong legal backgrounds in boating accident claims to work and help you try to recover full and fair compensation when a boating accident has left you injured or grieving a death.
In the majority of situations, an irresponsible boater is responsible for causing a boating accident to occur. Boaters who drink too much, who speed, who do not follow rules, and who do not check weather reports are among the different parties who can be held accountable for causing a crash. When a boat operator doesn’t have enough lifeboats or safety equipment onboard, or encourages passengers to take dangerous risks during activities like tubing or waterskiing, this can also lead to legal action.
There may also be times when a problem with the boat equipment causes an accident to occur. When the boat malfunctions and its operator or passengers are harmed, a product liability claim can be brought against the company responsible for the defective boat or its parts.
After an accident on a personal watercraft, a boat accident lawyer in Raleigh can help identify who was at fault and provide assistance in filing a lawsuit or negotiating compensation with the insurer of the responsible company or individual.
Boating accidents are often very serious. Drowning can occur in just minutes, especially without a lifejacket. Even a person who survives a boat crash may be left with permanent brain damage or other life-changing and debilitating health issues. Those who suffer these damages should be entitled to compensation for resulting medical bills; loss of income; pain and suffering; and emotional distress.
At Auger & Auger, we are passionate about helping victims of all types of accidents to seek compensation. We have recovered millions in damages and have top Avvo ratings. Give us a call to learn how we can put our strong legal backgrounds to work and help those who have been harmed in a Raleigh boating crash.