Boating Accident Attorney (North Carolina)

If you or someone you know been hurt in a boating accident, you may have a claim for damages. When boating accidents occur, they can cause tremendous injuries.

The lawyers at Sanders Law Firm, PLLC have handled boating related accidents. The sooner you proceed with a case, the sooner the accident can be investigated. This includes investigation of alcohol consumed by the negligent boat driver.

Typically, we can make a claim against the at-fault boat driver's insurance policy.

We handle statewide claims. Please call for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

For your information, below is part of a statistical report from the U.S. Coast Guard.

For more information, go to http://www.uscgboating.org/statistics/accident_statistics.aspx

 TOP FIVE PRIMARY ACCIDENT TYPES  
Accident Rank Accident Type/ Number of Accidents / Number of Deaths   /Number of  Injuries
1  Collision with Recreational Vessel 1100 52 837
2  Skier Mishap 464 13 490
3  Collision with Fixed Object 446 41 345
4  Flooding/swamping 436 99 130
5  Capsizing 369 199 220
VESSEL TYPES WITH THE TOP CASUALTY NUMBERS
Casualty Rank Type of Boat  Drownings / Other / Deaths /Total Deaths  / Total Injuries Total Casualties
1  Open Motorboat 279 114 393 1780 2173
2  Personal Watercraft 14 28 42 878 920
3  Cabin Motorboat 26 19 45 298 343
4  Canoe/Kayak 120 12 132 123 255
5  Pontoon 11 2 13 100 113
LIFE JACKET WEAR BY TOP FIVE KNOWN CAUSES OF DEATH
Known Cause of Death Rank / Cause of Death /Number of Deaths / Life Jacket
Worn Not Worn  Unknown if worn
1  Drowning 543 87 385  71
2  Trauma 115 42 48 25
3  Cardiac Arrest 15 6 9 0
4  Hypothermia 8 5 1 2
5  Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 2 0 2 0
TOP TEN KNOWN PRIMARY CONTRIBUTING FACTORS OF ACCIDENTS
Accident Rank Contributing Factor Number of Accidents  / Number of Deaths / Number of  Injuries
1  Operator Inattention 749 43 521
2  Operator Inexperience 439 43 312
3  Excessive Speed 427 32 441
4  Improper Lookout 335 14 227
5  Alcohol 308 120 330
6  Machinery Failure 282 9 111
7  Weather  260 74 119
8  Hazardous Waters 242 91 118
9  Force of Wave/wake 229 13 207
10  Rules of the Road 110 6 85

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