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Boating Accidents Archives

What can I do to ensure safety while boating?


Though it is not possible to completely guarantee safety, there is a lot to ensure you and your boat occupants are as safe as possible while on the water. You can have your vessel inspected, keep it properly maintained, and follow all boating laws and regulations. However, one of the simplest things you can do is make sure you wear a life vest.

Can I sue for boating under the influence?


With spring fast approaching, many North Carolinians may be looking forward to full-fledged boating season. Though this activity can be fun, relaxing, and even educational for younger passengers, it can also be extremely dangerous. Negligent, reckless, and intoxicated boaters can put themselves, their passengers, and other boaters at serious risk of harm and death. When a boat accident occurs and you are hurt or a loved one is killed, you certainly may be able to take legal action.

Coast Guard stresses boating safety after several drown


With warm weather still engulfing North Carolina, many continue to take their boats to the water. Though this can be a fun and relaxing getaway, it can also be dangerous. In fact, the Coast Guard is stressing boat safety as 40 individuals have drowned so far this summer from New Jersey to North Carolina's southern border.

Fatal boating accidents decrease, but still a problem


With summer fast approaching, more and more North Carolinians will take to the waterways. Driving and riding in a boat are fun and relaxing and can make for a great day out with family and friends. However, just like an individual who drives a car on the road, the safety of a person in a boat is often contingent not only upon their own actions, but also upon the actions of other boaters. When a reckless boat driver takes to the water, everyone around him or her is in danger of suffering serious injuries or death.