Operator Negligence

As a parent or spouse, a boating accident is the last thing you want to happen to a loved one, especially while having fun. Whether you are water skiing or wakeboarding in the rivers and oceans surrounding Hilton Head Island or Beaufort, an accident can occur on the water can happen at any moment.

Negligence such as boating under the influence or operating defective equipment can cause a serious, sometimes fatal injury. Other cases of negligence include drug use and failure to follow South Carolina boating laws. It is also mandatory that all boat operators must be 16 years or older with a certification of boat operating by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Boating and recreational activities on the water are a part of the lifestyle and vacation experience. Some activities include kayaking, paddle boarding, or tubing. If you were involved in an injury during a boating activity in Beaufort or Hilton Head Island, Berry & Carr attorneys can help you receive compensation caused by a boating accident.