Recent Boat Accident Victories
Settlement involving a husband and wife who suffered debilitating injuries after being hit head on by a tractor-trailer.
Wrongful death settlement involving an elderly pedestrian who was run over and killed by a pickup truck in a restaurant parking lot.
Settlement arising out of a low impact parking lot collision that caused neck injuries resulting in surgery.
Many Watercraft Injuries Are Caused by Careless Boaters
That happens more often than you might think. Many watercraft injuries are caused by careless boaters who’ve rented their watercraft for the day, despite the fact that they have relatively little experience or training. These boat accidents occur largely because people underestimate the perils of watercraft or are inexperienced and simply do not have knowledge of the nautical “rules of the road” and good safety principles. The biggest mistake people make is not understanding that boats and other watercraft are not equipped with brakes and it takes a lot of time and distance to stop a boat. Another issue involves jet ski or personal watercraft operators who do not know that the ski requires the use of the throttle to turn.
Hammack Law Firm gets you the healthcare you need if you’ve been injured; and the compensation you deserve.
Contact an Experienced Greenville Boating Accident Lawyer Today
Our South Carolina boat accident attorney and staff commonly handle personal injuries and deaths involving:
- Pontoon Boats or Deck Boats
- Personal Watercraft (Jet Skis & Wave Runners)
- Center Console Runabouts
- Cabin Cruisers
- Inflatable & Semi Rigid Inflatable Boats
- Banana Boats and Parasailing Facilities
- Go-Fast boats, and,
- Kayaks, Paddleboards & Canoes
Boating Injuries in South Carolina and Georgia
Boating injuries occur due to many different events. Many people think that because they were injured on the water, they have assumed all risks associated with the activity. This is not true. Even if you have signed a waiver or release at a rental facility, many are unenforceable due to the circumstances surrounding the rental.
Persons injured due to the negligence of a boat operator may be entitled to compensation or damages including payment of medical bills, wage loss, pain and suffering or wrongful death of a loved one.
The law controlling your claim and potentially your damages depends on your status on the vessel, including whether you were employed by, or were a guest of, the vessel owner. It is critical that you employ an experienced and skilled boat accident attorney if you or a loved one were involved in a boating or personal watercraft accident. Maritime law is very different than general personal injury law, with different rules regarding the jurisdiction, pleadings and damages.
The South Carolina and Georgia boat and watercraft accident attorney at Hammack Law Firm, Paul Hammack, has the experience to fight for your rights and the skill and knowledge to obtain the recovery you deserve.
For some reason, there is a tendency in our culture to think of boats as somehow less dangerous than cars or other boats. Perhaps it’s because waterways don’t look as treacherous as roadways, or maybe because we just don’t hear as much about boating accidents in the media.
The truth, however, is that boats are every bit as dangerous as cars, and sometimes even more so.
Boat accidents cause serious bodily injury, property damage, and emotional distress. They can even claim lives.
Greenville boating accident attorney Paul Hammack has extensive experience as a personal injury litigator on both sides of the courtroom. He’s represented injured plaintiffs and insurance defendants alike, and he’s ready to put that experience to work for you.
Hammack Law Firm is one of the upstate South Carolina personal injury law firms with extensive experience in both accident claims and insurance defense. There are only a handful of Maritime and Admiralty lawyers in the upstate of South Carolina and northern Georgia. We use this knowledge and experience to help injured boating accident victims throughout both states so when you want experience where it counts, call Paul. Please contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Boat Accident Litigation Is Legally Complex
Boating accidents involve highly specific bodies of law. Depending on the nature of your accident and where it happened, your lawyer may need to invoke your rights under local, state, federal, and/or international admiralty law.
Of course, the general principles of personal injury law matter too, but boat accident cases benefit from experienced and strategic guidance. You can count on that with help from your Greenville boating accident attorney at the Hammack Law Firm.
The Problem of Intoxication
The consumption of alcohol is especially prevalent in recreational boating. For many, especially those on vacation, a boat and a case of beer make for the perfect weekend. Sadly, these people fail to appreciate the very real dangers of drinking while boating. Everyone wants to have a good time, but operating a boat while under the influence can have very serious implications.
There is never an excuse for operating a boat while impaired by alcohol. Your Greenville boating accident attorney in our office can help you determine if alcohol might have played a part in your accident and then hold the at-fault parties accountable. You may even be entitled to punitive damages.
Free Consultation with an Experienced Greenville Boating Accident Attorney
If you’ve suffered an injury while boating or operating a watercraft, we can help. Hammack Law Firm is proud to offer a Client Bill of Rights, which promises a 30-day unconditional satisfaction guarantee — no costs, no fees. To begin moving forward, please contact us online or just call 864-326-3333. We’ll put you in touch with a Greenville auto accident attorney as soon as possible. Hammack Law Firm. Because you matter.
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