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If you were hurt in a Greenville County, S.C., boating collision, or another watercraft incident, you may have a claim for compensation. A Greenville boating accident lawyer from Hammack Law Firm may be able to help you prepare your case and pursue justice through a cash settlement or court award.

Our team provides free legal consultations. We will answer your questions, assess your legal rights, and explain the services we provide. We may be able to go to work for you today. We represent clients based on contingency fees.

Justice Calls for Recovering Damages After Greenville Boating Injuries

The best way the team from Hammack Law Firm can get justice for our clients is by:

  • Holding the negligent parties accountable for their careless or reckless actions
  • Seeking financial compensation based on the harm they suffered

We believe victims of boating accidents and other personal injuries should not have to pay for their expenses and losses out of their pockets. They did not cause the accident or their injuries, so they should not have to pay the financial or psychological price. We work to reduce the stress and anxiety our clients face and make this time as easy on them as possible. Healing should be their primary concern, not navigating the claims process.

We investigate what happened, build a case against the liable parties, and value their damages. This allows us to demand a fair payout that includes expenses and losses such as:

  • Medical treatment and related expenses
  • Future care for injuries
  • Ongoing support and care as needed
  • Lost income and benefits
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Property damages
  • Miscellaneous related costs
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Other intangible losses

We also pursue wrongful death actions under S.C. Ann. § 15-51-10. This statute allows a representative of an accident victim who died from their injuries to file a claim or sue for damages on behalf of surviving family members.

Our Team Can Go to Work on Your Boating Accident Claim Today

Our Greenville boating accident attorney works to help our clients feel like family. We provide a warm, supportive, and helpful environment with a small firm feel but with the experience of a big firm.

Each client’s case gets a lot of one-on-one time and attention. We build personal relationships with every client with the goal of getting them back to their family and loved ones as soon as possible. We do not believe someone else’s negligence should take months or even years of your life to overcome. We cannot undo the injuries you suffered, but we can help make the present and future better.

Our client reviews show that previous customers appreciate this approach to their claim.

“I was very pleased with the quality of work and the outcome of my case. I felt they were genuinely wanting to do what was in my best interest. I especially appreciated how well my demand described my case and the hard work that went into it!”

While we can settle most cases without a lawsuit, we prepare every claim to go to trial just in case. We want justice for accident victims and will do whatever it takes to force it from the insurance companies. Most claims do settle, but we are not afraid to take any case we handle to trial.

Because we are a contingency fee personal injury firm, we do not charge upfront fees. We recover attorney’s fees only from the compensation we secure for our clients. We will not charge you for these fees unless we recover a settlement or court award in your case.

Building a Case Against the Liable Parties After a Greenville Boat Accident

A Greenville boating collision lawyer from our team knows how to prepare a claim, gather support, and seek compensation based on our client’s injuries. We handle a wide range of watercraft accidents, including:

  • Jet skis and personal watercraft collisions
  • Negligent entrustment with a rental
  • Fishing boat accidents
  • Pontoon boat crashes
  • Boats colliding with a kayaker or swimmer
  • Issues unique to rented watercraft
  • Speed or ski boats with negligent drivers
  • Intoxicated operators
  • Propeller accidents
  • Party boat incidents
  • Water skiing and towing injuries
  • Overboard incidents

Generally, the liable party is the boat’s owner or operator. These are often the same person. In some cases, a rental company may share in the blame. This is possible if they did not train the operator properly, did not explain the safety rules, or were aware of their alcohol use before picking up the vessel. Alcohol commonly plays a role in these cases.

We handle boating accident injuries on any waterway in or around Greenville. This includes some of the most popular lakes in the area, such as:

  • Lake Placid
  • Saluda Lake
  • Lake Cunningham
  • Lake Robinson
  • Lake Cooley
  • Pinnacle Lake
  • Lake Oolenoy
  • Broadway Lake
  • Lake Hartwell

At Hammack Law Firm, we understand the evidence necessary to prove negligence, liability, and the value of our clients’ damages. In cases when the operator is working, the legal doctrine of respondeat superior may apply. Under case law, including Sams v. Arthur (1926) , we can hold the employer vicariously liable for any injuries caused by their employee while on duty.

The deadline for suing in this type of accident case in South Carolina is generally three years under S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530. However, exceptions exist. You could have more or less time based on your case’s circumstances.

Speak with Hammack Law Firm About Your Options for Free Today

A Greenville watercraft accident lawyer from our team may be able to help you with your case if you were hurt in a boating crash.

At Hammack Law Firm, we provide free consultations. We also will answer your questions and explain your options for compensation based on the specific details of your accident.

Call (864) 326-3333(864) 326-3333 now for your free legal assessment.

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