Finding an Outer Banks, North Carolina Personal Injury Attorney | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

An Introduction to the Outer Banks From OBX Personal Injury Lawyers

The Outer Banks are a 130-mile stretch of barrier islands just off the coast of North Carolina.  From Duck down to Hatteras, each town and island along the banks offers some of the most unique places to visit in North Carolina. As Outer Banks personal injury attorneys, we both visit and work in this thriving community and have seen many serious car accident injuries along Highway 12, Highway 58 and US 258. 

Outer Banks, North CarolinaUnfortunately many times these accidents are caused by drunk and/or distracted drivers. Hiring one of our Outer Banks car accident injury lawyers has many benefits for you or your loved one. One of the biggest benefits is it allows you to focus on important issues like healing and getting your life back in order after a serious injury. Our team of Outer Banks, North Carolina personal injury attorneys deal with the at-fault driver’s insurance company so you don’t have to. During this process we will aggressively pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering


The Outer Banks is often called “The Billfish Capital of the World,” and for good reason. Hundreds of blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish are caught and released in the water every year. Visitors and residents alike often charter boats and captains in order to take advantage of the areas plentiful fish.

As Outer Banks, NC personal injury attorneys, we have seen numerous boating accidents that resulted in injury or death even aboard chartered fishing vessels.  One of our clients was on a family vacation in the Outer Banks and chartered a fishing vessel. On the way back to port, the client went below deck when he was suddenly thrown from his feet and violently collided with the wall in the cabin area.  Soon thereafter, he found out that the captain had run the boat aground at the Walter Slough area of the Oregon Inlet when he apparently ventured too far outside of the marked channel.

The Outer Banks is 105 miles of sand, sea, surf and sunshine, and bikers can ride all 105 of them. From Duck down to Ocracoke.  With many bike paths and wide paved shoulders, on any given day you can find leisure riders, serious cyclists and even an entire family out for a ride. There are yellow “Bicycles – Share the Road” signs all through Dare County on US 158, US-64 and 264, and NC 12.  But as Outer Banks, North Carolina car accident injury attorneys we’d like to offer a word of caution, summer is not the best time for on-highway cycling due to the high volume of tourist traffic.