Boating and Jet Ski Injuries

Boating, Jet Ski and Maritime Accidents

Peter Brown has helped recover Millions of dollars for his Personal Injury, Auto, Workers’ Compensation and injured Boating clients.

Examples of Our Recoveries:

  • $275,000 in South Carolina and
  • $327,500 in Louisiana

If you or a loved one have been injured in a boating or jet ski accident, call an attorney experienced with handling those claims.

South Carolina’s waterways are becoming increasingly more congested with distracted and impaired recreactional boat drivers than ever before.  Every year we hear of tragic boating accidents that claim innocent lives.

Maritime Insurance claims involving boating and watercraft accidents are becoming more and more common, often leading to death. The failure of boats and other watercraft to yield to oncoming boats lead to the majority of the devastating boating accidents in South Carolina each year.

South Carolina is known as one of the most boater friendly states on the East Coast.

 However, an increased number of boats on the water, combined with tourists on rental units (jet skis and boats), who are unsure about the rules and the dangers specific to the waterways, cause several avoidable accidents each year.

Common Injuries:

Some common injuries from high speed watercraft accidents include “oyster shredding,” broken bones, head, neck and facial injuries and all too frequently, death.

The lack of protection and safety equipment inherently associated with the freedom of boating often results in life threatening injuries. Not surprisingly, head injuries and broken bones are the two (2) major causes of death and injury in boating accidents.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a watercraft accident, contact a watercraft/boating accident attorney immediately.

The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. will investigate and determine the cause of the accident and help you make the proper insurance claims. 

If you are unsure who was at fault for the accident, we will help you determine that and help you to make a claim if appropriate. We have experienced accident reconstructionists on call to document and evaluate any incident.

Maritime Personal Injury Claims:

The Game of Passing The Blame To You:

Contacting an experienced personal injury attorney immediately after a boating accident is critical. Insurance companies often blame the boaters before assessing the accident scene because they assume boaters have been reckless and dangerous. They will often cite alcohol as contributory and attempt to deny a claim.

Don’t be fooled by the insurance company’s representative!

*If this sounds familiar, contact us for representation.*

Don’t let the insurance company force you into settling quickly and for less than your claim is worth. You are entitled to legal representation and fair compensation.

Passengers on boats often have valid insurance claims no matter who was at fault. As one can imagine, emergency room treatment, specialists, possible surgery and the prospect of a lengthy term of rehabilitation along the path to recovery are frequent byproducts of boating/jet ski accidents.

Lost hours from work for one or both spouses often debilitate a family that might have already been struggling prior to the accident.

Peter Brown is a former multi-line insurance adjuster who handled motorcycle and auto accident claims for Progressive Casualty Insurance Company prior to becoming an attorney. While in law school, Peter worked for an insurance defense law firm in Atlanta, Georgia before ultimately joining the firm upon his graduation. As an insurance defense attorney, he learned the strategies and defenses that insurance companies and their representatives use to defend claims.

The Law Office of Peter David Brown is dedicated to representing individuals who have been injured or killed by the negligence of others.

LET US HELP FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.

The last thing you want to deal with is the insurance company for the “at fault party.” This is when you are most likely to give up your rights. You are distracted by the enormity of a serious injury-and they know it. They can delay returning calls, approving claims and accepting liability- until they have gathered all the information they need to protect their insured.

Their adjusters are well trained and know to immediately investigate the incident in an effort to protect the insurance company and limit their exposure. They will be photographing the scene, interviewing witnesses, and taking statements designed to help further their defense. Insurance companies do not want you to hire an attorney, especially one who knows their tactics. We know their tactics, we have walked in their shoes.

NOW IS WHEN YOU NEED US MOST! LET US HELP!

You need an experienced boating and watercraft accident attorney to lift the burden from your shoulders so that you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries and getting your family’s life back to normal. Let us quickly investigate your incident and help you with your claim while you or your loved ones focus on recovering from the injuries. Insurance companies are huge corporations who make millions of dollars settling claims quickly and for as little as possible. You need to level the playing field and hire a law firm that routinely handles serious incidents.

WHAT NOT TO DO:

Please do not give any recorded statements or discuss the facts surrounding the incident with the any insurance company. (Often times that insurance company might also be your own company, which can also work against you.)

Certainly do not discuss your injuries, as the more serious injuries may not become apparent until several days or weeks after the original swelling, bruising and more obvious “surface symptoms” subside. A recorded statement from you indicating that you are “only being sore,” will surely make your case more difficult and be used against you if you later discover that your situation requires surgery to repair an injury such as a herniated disc you incurred as a result of the incident. Only a trained medical professional can properly evaluate your injuries. Let us help guide you through this difficult time that contains so many potential landmines.

MAKE AN INTELLIGENT AND INFORMED CHOICE OF AN ATTORNEY WHO REGULARLY HANDLES BOATING AND WATERCRAFT ACCIDENTS AND IS AWARE OF HOW THE CLAIM IS LIKELY TO BE HANDLED BY THE INSURANCE COMPANIES INVOLVED.

Please Call An Experienced Boating and Watercraft Accident Attorney at the Law Office of Peter Brown. Contact us to evaluate your case and advise you of your options (843-971-0099) or click here.