You Need an Attorney After a Boating or Jet Ski Accident

Summertime brings plenty of North Carolina traffic accidents--on the roads to the beach, and on the waters at the beach. Boating trips on the ocean or on lakes around NC are fun additions to vacations with family and friends, but they come with their own set of risks. When an aquatic accident happens, a life-long injury, emotional stress and long-term financial commitments can result. Because recreational boating accidents involve so many intimidating and complicated laws, you need a boating accident attorney. Anyone thinking about filing a personal injury lawsuit in relation to such an injury should consult a personal injury lawyers. Attorneys in our Raleigh, Fayetteville and Dunn offices can explain your rights in a boating accident.

The legalities of a boating accident are dependent on those involved and the kind of accident. Federal and state laws are given - but maritime laws may also be exercised. Who is responsible? What type of injury? How severe an injury? How did the accident happen? What type of property damage occurred? How much money has been spent on repairs and medical treatment?

A boating accident can cause brain injury, paralysis or work loss due to ongoing treatment and multiple surgeries. You can be a victim to a boating accident at any time of day. Although low visibility adds to the danger factor when night fishing, watercraft accidents can occur on sunny days with clear skies. Plus, boating accidents happen on all types of watercrafts:


  • Jet skis
  • Sail boats
  • Yachts
  • Ferries
  • Chartered watercraft
  • Inner tubes
  • Canoes
  • Kayaks
  • Tour crafts


Legal claims that arise from boating collisions are typically governed by the law of negligence. Anyone negligently operating a watercraft may be required to pay damages to a victim. A maritime case may enter civil court proceedings, or it might be resolved with an informal settlement before filing a lawsuit.

Call Brent Adams & Associates for a free, no obligation consultation with a lawyer. 919.832.0022 or 1-877-BRENT-ADAMS

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