If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident in the Charleston South Carolina area, contact Charleston boating accident lawyer Matthew Marin to find out how a skilled personal injury attorney can help. Attorney Marin has been ranked by the SuperLawyers organization as a “Rising Star” and now a “SuperLawyer” from 2014 through 2020. Call to schedule a free, no obligation boat accident case evaluation today. We are available 24/7 at (843) 642-2449 to take your call and stand ready to fight for the money you need and deserve to recover for your boating accident injuries.
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Charleston is a great area for recreational boating and has more than 36,000 registered boats. While boating on the lakes, rivers, and ocean can be a lot of fun some boat operators are negligent behind the wheel, and operator inattention boating accidents happen all too often out on the water and often result in severe injuries.
Whether you are injured from a boat crash while on a private vessel, injured due to a collision or ejection from a personal watercraft, suffered a slip and fall on a dock/at a marina, or injured on board a ferry or charter boat, or injured on the job, it is very important to contact a skilled local Charleston boating accident lawyer to help you recover full and fair compensation for your injuries. If you are ready to move forward with your boat accident case call us at (843) 642-2449. We offer a completely free consultation to discuss the specifics of your injuries, your medical care and your personal injury claim.
The United States Coast Guard publishes annual statistics on boating accidents and resulting fatalities/injuries for individual states and the nation as a whole. Of note, the 2018 USCG Recreational Boating Accident Statistics revealed that 2,511 people were injured that year in a boating accident. Alcohol was a significant contributor in fatal (19 percent of all boat accident fatalities) and non-fatal boating accidents.
In South Carolina, boating fatalities fluctuate between 15 and 30 per year over the past decade. According to a report by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources there have been the following fatalities over the past few years:
- 2013: 28
- 2014: 15
- 2015: 19
- 2016: 23
- 2017: 15