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Boating Accidents

Charlotte Boat Accident Attorney

Boating Accidents in North Carolina

Many people enjoy recreational boating on North Carolina’s many lakes, rivers, and waterways. However, a pleasant day on the water can quickly become a nightmare when an accident occurs. All too often, these boating accidents are the result of careless, reckless, or negligent mistakes made by inexperienced or intoxicated boaters. In other cases, defective boat parts or safety equipment leads to disastrous accidents, catastrophic injuries, or even deaths.

Regardless of how the accident occurred, if you were involved in a boating accident in North Carolina, you should not have to suffer the aftermath on your own. Our Charlotte boating accident attorneys can help you pursue just compensation from the at-fault party so that you can heal and move forward with your life.

Contact Charles G. Monnett III & Associates at (704) 859-2003 for a free consultation.

Common Causes of Boating Accidents

As previously mentioned, boating accidents are most commonly caused by negligence. This is important, as proving that someone else was negligent and that this led to the accident that caused your injuries and damages will likely prove critical to your case.

Some of the most common causes of boating accidents include:

  • Boat driver inexperience
  • Boating while intoxicated/under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Failure to follow boating rules and regulations
  • Boat operator inattention/distraction
  • Failure to follow navigational rules
  • Speeding
  • Defective/failing machinery
  • Electrical system failure
  • Defective boat parts/safety equipment (such as lifejackets)
  • Unsafe waters
  • Unseen hazards in the water

Boating accidents often lead to devastating injuries and drownings. At Charles G. Monnett III & Associates, we have extensive experience in litigating these types of claims, and we are ready to help you, too.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

Since 1983, we’ve been helping injured individuals and the families of those wrongfully killed seek fair financial compensation for their damages. Though we know that no amount of financial recovery can undo what you have been through, a successful personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit can provide you with a sense of justice and allow you to navigate medical bills, lost wages, and other challenges associated with the accident.

Our Charlotte boating accident lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for our clients; find out how we can help you with your claim.

Call our office at (704) 859-2003 or contact us online to request your free, confidential consultation.

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Proven Record of Success

  • $13 Million Medical Negligence Verdict

    An infant suffered an undiagnosed case of bacterial meningitis that caused severe neurological damage.

  • $10 Million Car Accident Verdict

    Verdict for a child who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury in an automobile accident.

  • $9.075 Million Car Accident Verdict

    Confidential settlement for a family struck by an underage impaired driver.

  • $8 Million Confidential Settlement

    Confidential settlement for an infant with bilateral leg amputations following improper placement of the femoral line.

  • $4.75 Million Defective Automobile

    Settlement for a woman severely injured as a result of a defective automobile.

  • $3.375 Million Failure to Diagnose

    Confidential settlement on behalf of a child with severe visual impairments resulting from the failure to properly diagnose retinopathy of prematurity in a newborn child.

  • $3 Million Cerebral Palsy

    Confidential settlement for a child with cerebral palsy as a result of birth-related brain injury.

  • $3 Million Negligent Administration of Nerve Block

    Confidential settlement for a woman with hypoxic-ischemic brain injury as a result of negligent administration of nerve block for headache.

  • $2.5 Million Traumatic Brain Injury

    Recovery for a woman who sustained a traumatic brain injury after her vehicle was struck by a commercial truck while stopped for traffic in a construction zone.

  • $2.5 Million Traumatic Brain Injury

    Workers’ compensation settlement for a man who sustained a traumatic brain injury while employed by a logging company.

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  • North Carolina Super Lawyers 2009,10,11,12,16
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