Anderson, South Carolina has one of the best climates in the country, with four beautiful seasons, a 55,950 acre lake, and miles of gorgeous back roads to explore. As spring approaches, the weather will be warming up soon. With warmer weather comes more recreational injuries, especially boating and personal watercraft injuries.
The U.S. Coast Guard reported in its 2016 executive summary that there were five top categories of accidents. These are the types of accidents that caused the most injuries and deaths on U.S. waterways in that year; however, a review of past years’ summaries suggests that these tend to be the same year after year.
With a long coastline and numerous lakes and rivers, South Carolinians enjoy one of the best places to go boating, but accidents happen. There are some things you can do, however, to keep yourself safe.
The statistics are clear. Every year, thousands of people are seriously injured in boating accidents, often simply because an intoxicated or inexperienced operator was unable to control a boat or react in time to avoid a collision.
If you are injured or someone you care about is seriously hurt or killed by a reckless and negligent boat operator, call the skilled attorneys of The Law Offices of Steven M Krause PA We are a local, dedicated, and experienced group of attorneys who work hard to recover compensation for those who are seriously injured throughout South Carolina. You may not have long to take action, though, so call now for a free consultation. There is no risk, and the telephone call is free.
Steven Krause is a personal injury, auto accident, and workers’ compensation lawyer who practices in Anderson, SC. He graduated form the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law and has been practicing law for 40 years now. Steven Krause believes in fighting for the injured. Learn more about his experience here.