If you or a family member suffered a serious injury while on a boat, cruise ship, jet ski, sea-doo, or other vessel, you need to contact an experienced boat accident lawyer in Nags Head and Kitty Hawk, NC. Why? Because boat accident litigation is some of the most complex in the field of personal injury law. There are federal, state and international maritime regulations governing how boating accidents are investigated and what legal rights may be available to a victim. At Shapiro & Appleton, our team of experienced North Carolina boating accident lawyers have decades of experience handling these complex injury and wrongful death claims. We have helped clients who were in injured in boating accidents throughout North Carolina including Cape Hatteras, Nags Head, Ocracoke, Kill Devil Hills, etc. We work tirelessly to get you maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. We understand the ins and outs of local boating laws, which is critical since it is the small details that can make-or-break your boating accident case.
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Info on Boat Defects and Mechanical Issues
Some North Carolina boating accidents occur due to defects or mechanical errors on the vessel itself. This is why it is important to know who manufacutured your boat. Here is a list of some popular boat manufacturers: Baja, Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Chaparral, Grady-White, Malibu, Mastercraft, Ranger , Sea Ray, Wellcraft, and Yamaha.
The boat accident injury attorneys at our Kitty Hawk, NC injury law firm understand how serious boating accidents can be and the injuries that might be suffered by innocent victims. Unlike a car or truck wreck, where help from an ambulance and police can take a few minutes, a boat wreck can leave an injured victim stranded in the open water for much longer periods of time making the injury even worse. We have seen instances of people suffering head trauma, paralysis, and/or multiple broken bones in serious boat accidents. And that’s if they the victim was fortunate enough to avoid drowning.
Uncovering who is liable for your boat accident injury requires an investigation that is carried out by skilled and experienced investigators. Our North Carolina boat accident injury law firm has experience in putting together the details after an accident has occurred. We are here to help you pursue the compensation you deserve after a North Carolina boating accident.
When a North Carolina boating accident occurs, numerous agencies could get involved in the investigation, including: City Police, Coast Guard, County Policy, Game and Fisheries, Medical Examiner, and State Police.