What To Do If You Were Injured In A SC Boating Accident


What can you do after being hurt in a boating
accident in South Carolina? My name is Kenneth Berger, I practice law here in South Carolina
and handle boating injury cases across the state. Now I’m the first one to tell you that
I like being out on a boat, I love being out on the water. Unfortunately, a day of fun
can turn south if other boaters are negligent. Boat operators sometimes are inexperienced,
a lot of them will boat under the influence of alcohol, they’ll speed or just not pay
attention. When that happens, it can result in serious injuries and death. In 2017 alone,
there were more than 4,000 boating accidents, more than 650 deaths; we hate to see these
things happen. A lot of times when they do, families are left asking questions, like who’s
going to cover medical bills and other costs/ other losses that come with severe injury?
Now, South Carolina law doesn’t require boating owners to carry insurance, but often times
is there’s any type of loan on the boat, any money on the boat, then the person loaning
them the money will require them to carry insurance. So, often times there is insurance
in boating accident cases. It doesn’t mean that the insurance company is just going to
pay without putting up a fight however, dealing with boating accident claims and insurance
companies is difficult, so if you’ve been injured in any type of boating accident, if
you’ve got questions about these kinds of cases, you do not have to take on an insurance
company by yourself. We’ve handled a number of boating accident cases and we know South
Carolina’s boating laws, we know the laws of admiralty that can apply in these cases
in a federal setting. And again, we’ve handled the cases in the southern part of the state,
the Midlands, and the upstate, and we’d be honored to answer any of your questions and
really help you in anyway possible. If you want to find out how we can help, if you want
answers to some of these questions, reach out to us today. We’re here to help you.

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