CHARLESTON, SC AND SUMMERVILLE, SC BOATING ACCIDENT LAWYER
THE MCMILLIAN LAW FIRM IS FIGHTING FOR THE VICTIMS OF BOATING ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY NEGLIGENT OPERATORS
One of the joys of living in a city as special as Charleston is the access we have to water. With the Atlantic Ocean, rivers, streams, marsh, and lakes, this is one of the most active locations on the planet for boats and watercraft.
However, in far too many cases, boats are also subject to negligent operation by impaired or untrained persons and the results of boating accidents can be tragic. In the United States during the year 2016, over 4,400 boating accidents were reported, with 2,903 reported injuries and 701 deaths. If you or a loved one was injured in a boat accident, Jay McMillian and The McMillian Law Firm can provide the advocacy you need in fighting for the just compensation you deserve. Time is of the essence in any boating accident injury claim, and you should consult a Charleston personal injury lawyer immediately. Jay and The McMillian Law Firm can investigate your claim and build a strong case for you. The McMillian Law Firm will compassionately and aggressively pursue your legal rights.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BOAT ACCIDENTS IN SOUTH CAROLINA
In the state of South Carolina, there are nearly 3,500 miles of coastline on the ocean, 500,000 acres of fresh water lakes, and 9,000 miles of rivers.
In South Carolina in 2016, there were a reported 136 recreational boat accidents. These accidents resulted in 23 deaths. The vast majority of boating accidents are the result of negligence by the operator or improper operation of the boat by an inexperienced operator.
If you believe that your accident is the result of someone else's negligence or impairment, you have the right to seek just compensation for your injuries.
WHAT ARE THE LEADING CAUSES OF BOAT INJURIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA?
Negligence and impairment of the operator while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, failing to receive proper training and instruction, failing to inspect the vessel for seaworthiness, and operating the boat recklessly are the leading causes of boat accidents in the Charleston area. If you have been injured in a boat accident, it is critical that you consult with a Charleston personal injury attorney as soon as possible to explore your available options.