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Recreational Boating Accidents

Representation For Boating Accidents in Myrtle Beach

At the Monckton, Hembree & Humphries Law Firm, P.A., our lawyers are experienced with the investigation and resolution of personal injury and wrongful death claims involving accidents that happen on the water.

Many recreational boating accidents involve legal issues similar to those involved in motor vehicle collisions:

  • Was negligence a factor in the accident?
  • Was the injured party also at fault? Were the boats operated at safe speeds? Was alcohol a factor in the accident?
  • Will insurance cover the plaintiff's losses?

We represent boating accident victims whose injuries occurred along the Grand Strand, a 60-mile stretch of coast that has long been popular with tourists. With an estimated 10 million visitors a year, the area experiences more than its share of boating accidents, many of which involve victims from out of state.

Our law firm provides outstanding client service and legal representation for people from other states who got hurt on the water in Myrtle Beach or any nearby coastal community.

Taking Care of Locals and Visitors Alike Regarding Boating Accidents

A common factor in South Carolina boating accidents is inexperience on the part of people using rented personal watercraft, machines capable of speeds of 70 miles per hour. Drunk boating compounds the risk of an accident. We make a careful investigation of your case to see whether punitive damages might be available due to alcohol use or extreme recklessness, especially in the narrow channels of the Intercostal Waterway.

We also investigate your case to see whether federal maritime law might give you an advantage in establishing liability, proving damages, or securing your right to collect from an insurance company or self-insured corporate defendant. The injuries suffered in boating accidents are sometimes severe, and can include brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, multiple fractures, or even drowning.

Whether your injury was caused by a drunken personal watercraft operator or the negligence of a charter fishing boat skipper, we can advise and represent you. For a free consultation about your claims, contact a personal injury attorney at the Monckton, Hembree & Humphries Law Firm in Myrtle Beach.


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