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North Carolina Boat Accident Attorneys

If you're visiting this page, it is likely because you or a loved one was seriously hurt in a boating accident. We are here to help. We created this page as a resource for you and your loved ones. 

Frequently Asked Questions

North and South Carolina feature many white water rafting locations and the Oregon Inlet which is a fishing center for both onshore and offshore fishermen. In fact, many private boats and head boats are used for fishing in rivers, bays, and inlets and are enjoyed by the public.  Accidents can arise from collisions, or from running aground, as a couple examples.  

Download a PDF Copy of Our Legal Info Guide on NC Boating Accidents

Info on Boat Defects and Mechanical Issues

Some North Carolina boating accidents occur due to defects or mechanical errors on the vessel itself. This is why it is important to know who manufacutured your boat. Here is a list of some popular boat manufacturers:  
Baja, Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Chaparral, Grady-White, Malibu, Mastercraft, Ranger , Sea Ray, Wellcraft, and Yamaha.

The boat accident injury attorneys at our North Carolina injury law firm understand how serious boating accidents can be and the injuries that might be suffered by innocent victims. Unlike a car or truck wreck, where help from an ambulance and police can take a few minutes, a boat wreck can leave an injured victim stranded in the open water for much longer periods of time making the injury even worse. We have seen instances of people suffering head trauma, paralysis, and/or multiple broken bones in serious boat accidents. And that's if they the victim was fortunate enough to avoid drowning.    

Uncovering who is liable for your boat accident injury requires an investigation that is carried out by skilled and experienced investigators. Our North Carolina boat accident injury law firm has experience in putting together the details after an accident has occurred. We are here to help you pursue the compensation you deserve after a North Carolina boating accident.  

When a North Carolina boating accident occurs, numerous agencies could get involved in the investigation, including: City Police, Coast Guard, County Policy, Game and Fisheries, Medical Examiner, and State Police  


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