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Countless numbers of boaters take advantage of the Cooper River or the Atlantic Ocean and other small streams throughout the North Charleston area. Unfortunately, boating accidents occur too often on these waterways. Sometimes, these boat accidents can’t be helped. Bad weather can be a factor, however, a boating accident may be caused by the driver’s negligence or some defect in the boat or its equipment.

If you were involved in a boating accident that was caused by negligence or a boat defect, you may be entitled to compensation. The Charleston boating accident lawyers at The Hartman Law Firm, LLC can help. With offices conveniently located in Charleston, we have helped numerous boat crash victims throughout the state. We have the expertise and knowledge about boat wrecks to help you win the largest amount of compensation possible given your situation.

What are the most common causes of boating accidents?

Countless numbers of boaters take advantage of the Cooper River or the Atlantic Ocean and other small streams throughout the North Charleston area. Unfortunately, boating accidents occur too often on these waterways. Sometimes, these boat accidents can’t be helped. Bad weather can be a factor, however, a boating accident may be caused by the driver’s negligence or some defect in the boat or its equipment.

If you were involved in a boating accident that was caused by negligence or a boat defect, you may be entitled to compensation. The Charleston boating accident lawyers at The Hartman Law Firm, LLC can help. With offices conveniently located in Charleston, we have helped numerous boat crash victims throughout the state. We have the expertise and knowledge about boat wrecks to help you win the largest amount of compensation possible given your situation.

  • Alcohol and drug use
  • Excessive Speed
  • Failure to ventilate the boat or equipment
  • Failing to properly observe other boaters (i.e., improper lookout)
  • On-board navigation lights that do not work properly
  • Boat operator inattention
  • Inexperience of the boat operator
  • Restricted vision
  • Sharp turns
  • Machinery or Hull failure
  • Bad weather
  • Improperly anchoring the boat
  • and others...

In some cases, a combination of these factors may contribute to an accident that injures or harms someone. If you were hurt in such an accident, don’t hesitate to consult with our Charleston boating accident attorneys at The Hartman Law Firm.

We Hold Negligent Boaters Accountable

Human error, improper boat maintenance, or boat defects are most often the reason for most boating accidents. If any of these factors played a role in an accident that injured you or caused the death of a loved one, you may be able to seek legal relief. Possible scenarios include:

The Charleston boating accident law firm of The Hartman Law Firm, LLC can help. We can determine if one or more potential defendants exists in a boating accident case. If so, you may be able to collect money for pain and suffering, medical costs, lost wages, emotional distress and other damages. If the boating crash resulted in a death, the victim’s family members may pursue a wrongful death claim.Our Charleston boat accident lawyer can help you to determine which legal theory or theories are best to make your claim after a boat wreck.

  • Being the passenger on a boat where your friend or acquaintance is driving while intoxicated, failed to follow proper procedure, or did not act with the reasonable care that any boat driver should exhibit. You may be able to make a claim against the boat operator for negligence.
  • If you are involved in a boat collision caused by another vessel, such as a boat or jet-ski, you may have a claim against the driver of the other boat. This, too, would be a negligence case.
  • If there is a defect in the design or build of the boat that caused the event, you may be able to hold the manufacturer or seller of the boat responsible. We would need to bring a product liability case against the manufacturer on your behalf.
  • If you contracted with someone to repair your boat. If that person failed to properly repair or maintain the boar or failed to identify broken or damaged parts, he could be held responsible for negligent maintenance.

The Charleston boating accident law firm of The Hartman Law Firm, LLC can help. We can determine if one or more potential defendants exists in a boating accident case. If so, you may be able to collect money for pain and suffering, medical costs, lost wages, emotional distress and other damages. If the boating crash resulted in a death, the victim’s family members may pursue a wrongful death claim.Our Charleston boat accident lawyer can help you to determine which legal theory or theories are best to make your claim after a boat wreck.

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