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Boating Accident Attorney

For Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, & Beaufort South Carolina (SC) Area

The causes of boating accidents differ significantly. The most frequent variety of boating accidents involves open motorboats colliding with another vessel, followed by accidents comprising of skier mishaps and overboard falls.

The leading causes of accidents with both open motorboats and personal water craft are:

- Operator  inattention
- Operator  inexperience
- Speeding
- Alcohol

Consider  hiring  an  attorney 
If your accident injuries are the fault of another person’s negligence or faulty equipment you may be entitled to compensation. Boating accidents mainly occur because people underestimate the dangers of boats and are due directly to negligence. This can result in serious and even fatal boating accident damages. There are numerous types of boating accidents that can occur, including recreational activity, cruise ships, navy vessels and maritime workers. Despite the type of boating accident, a Kiker Law Firm attorney, specializing in personal injuries from boating accidents can help recover damages lost as a result of the boating accident.

A boating accident injury can result in high financial difficulties due to medical bills, treatment, and any boat and property damage created by the boating accident. There is statute of limitations for filing a boating accident case, so it is important to contact a boating accident attorney as soon as possible to ensure your rights are protected.

In the event that a death has resulted from a boating accident, the family of the victim of that boating accident tragedy can file a wrongful death suit. Regardless of whether the injuries you have sustained from the boating accident appear minor, it is highly advisable to seek medical attention. Many times, an injury from a boating accident may be taken too lightly and the boating accident injury can later cause continued pain, further injuries, and in effect, more financial inconveniences. A boating accident attorney can seek damages appropriate to the injuries incurred, and if further medical treatment is necessitated, boating accident injuries compensation can be considered. You may have a limited amount of time in which you can file a boating accident lawsuit. A competent boating accident lawyer from Kiker Law Firm can ensure that everything is done properly.

It is important to avoid making any statements or signing any papers pertaining to the boating accident without first seeking legal counsel from a qualified boating accident lawyer at Kiker Law Firm.

If  you  have  been  in  a  boating  accident 
If you have been injured in a boating accident, the following are important steps to take to prepare for a lawsuit:

- Meet with a doctor as soon as possible. Do not underestimate the injury from an accident.

- Get as much information as you can about your accident. Be certain to obtain the names, numbers and addresses of all people involved, including the witnesses. You will also need to keep track of insurance information and the reporting process. It is also critical to make copies of the information.

- Do not talk to anyone about your accident other than law enforcement officials. Your statements to the insurance company representatives or investigators may make it more challenging to settle your claim.

- Do not sign anything, especially a release form, before speaking with an attorney at Kiker Law Firm.

- Remain on the scene.

- Provide first aid if necessary and report the accident in a timely manner.

- You should also report the incident to your insurance company (This is a requirement if a state or federal report was made.)

Dedicated  to  the  Client
Boating accident cases are a highly technical and specialized field. The attorneys at Kiker Law Firm have experience in these cases. We understand what you're up against and also know that many injuries do not appear serious at first but that they may, in fact, plague someone for life. Our staff can aggressively pursue full compensation for all your injuries – including present and future.

We offer a free consultation and evaluation of your case. Simply complete a free consultation form online or call us at 843-842-7300. We'd be happy to meet with you and help you make an informed decision regarding your accident and injury claim.




Kiker Law Firm
2 Corpus Christie Place
(Professional Building ~ Suite 200)
Hilton Head Island

(843) 842-7300

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5303
Hilton Head Island, SC 29938