Boating & Water Recreation Accidents

Boating accident

Charlotte Boat Accident Lawyers

Lake Wylie · Lake Norman · High Rock Lake · Lake Hickory · Lake James

In the Charlotte area and across North Carolina, there is a move toward increasing regulation on recreational activities on our lakes and rivers. Several different law enforcement jurisdictions, including the U.S. Coast Guard, are responding to overcrowding and boat accidents involving serious injuries and deaths.

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a boat accident or public swimming pool drowning in the Catawba River area of North Carolina and South Carolina, the experienced attorneys at Hefferon & Hefferon have the dedication to results and knowledge of the applicable laws to aggressively pursue your recovery in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Hefferon & Hefferon · Catawba River Jet Ski and Boat Accident Attorneys · (704) 243-9444

Many boat accidents involve drinking. Not all boat and personal watercraft owners understand or take seriously the fact that operating these vehicles while intoxicated is not only against the law, but can lead to serious or fatal boating injuries.

Sudden or unsafe maneuvers by inexperienced or underage operators can also result in serious consequences. Because watercraft do not have all of the safety features like seatbelts and airbags that cars and trucks have, collisions can cause broken bones, serious brain injuries and drowning when passengers are thrown from the boat.

Authorities are trying to protect swimmers and boaters by increasing the age limits for driving Jet Skis and requiring additional training for operators of boats and personal watercraft. But when injuries occur, the respected lawyers at Hefferon & Hefferon are proud of the work we do to seek justice for victims of boating accidents.

For a free consultation with an accomplished personal injury attorney in your serious or fatal boat accident or water recreation injury case, please contact our offices in Charlotte today.