With thousands of boats and other watercraft navigating Charleston’s waterways, boating accidents occur all too frequently. Boating accidents can be extremely dangerous, often causing serious injuries. If you are injured in a boating accident, the owner or operator can be held liable for injuries, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other compensation.
Our Charleston boating accident lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve if you are injured in a boating accident in the Charleston area. Call our Charleston boating accident attorneys today for a free case consultation. Contact us now.
South Carolina Boating Accident Reporting Laws
Boating accidents must be reported to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). If the boating accident has resulted in:
A death or disappearance of a person involved in the boating accident – the boat operator must immediately notify South Carolina DNR, verbally giving location and other information, and must also submit a written accident report to South Carolina DNR within 48 hours.
If a person is unconsciousness as a result of being involved in the boating accident – the boat operator must make written accident report to South Carolina DNR within 48 hours.
An injured person's medical treatment extends beyond 24 hours from the time of the boating accident – the operator must make a written boating accident report to South Carolina DNR within 48 hours.
Property damage resulting from the accident to all-involved property (boats, piers, docks, floats, jumps etc.), which is in excess of $500, the boat operator must make written boating accident report to SCDNR within 10 days following the accident.
Any boat operator involved in a boating accident must give his name, address, and identification of his vessel in writing to any person injured and to the owner of any property damaged in the boating collision, accident, or other casualty.
Charleston, SC Boating Accident Lawyers
If you are injured on Charleston’s waterways, our Charleston boating accident attorneys can help get you the compensation you deserve for your boating accident injuries. Please give our Attorneys a call today. Contact us now.