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Boating Accidents

If you or someone you love was injured in a boating accident in North Carolina or South Carolina, do not hesitate to contact the experienced and dedicated team at Arnold & Smith, PLLC. Our talented team excels at obtaining justice and compensation for injured individuals. Arnold & Smith, PLLC attorneys implement progressive strategies designed to achieve maximum results. We also work closely with our clients to ensure cost-effective representation and full communication.

In addition to its expansive coastline, the Carolinas are home to dozens of recreational lakes and rivers.

North Carolina’s Lakes:

  • B. Everett Jordan Lake
  • Belews Lake
  • Chatuge Lake
  • Falls Lake
  • Fontana Lake
  • High Rock Lake
  • Hiwasee Lake
  • John H. Kerr Reservoir
  • Lake Gaston
  • Lake James
  • Lake Jordan
  • Lake Mattamuskeet
  • Lake Norman
  • Long Bay
  • Onslow Bay

South Carolina’s Lakes:

  • J. Strom Thurmond Lake
  • Lake Blalock
  • Lake Bowen
  • Lake Greenwood
  • Lake Hartwell
  • Lake Jocassee
  • Lake Keowee
  • Lake Lyman
  • Lake Marion
  • Lake Moultrie
  • Lake Murray
  • Lake Russell
  • Lake Secession
  • Lake Wateree
  • Lake Wylie

While the coastal waters, lakes, and rivers of the Carolinas provide endless fun and activities, water-related accidents and crimes are a common occurrence. Every year, hundreds of individuals are seriously injured in boating accidents, and even more are charged with criminal offenses relating to the use and operation of watercraft. If you were involved in an accident or charged with a crime in North Carolina or South Carolina, do not hesitate to contact Arnold & Smith, PLLC today.

The experienced advocates of Arnold & Smith, PLLC fight to obtain the compensation you deserve.

The knowledgeable team of attorneys at Arnold & Smith Law, PLLC is prepared to zealously represent you in any water-related accident, including incidents involving:

  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Severed limbs
  • Injuries to children
  • Boating fatalities
  • Accidents involving alcohol
  • Fires and burns
  • Drowning
  • Collisions
  • Towing accidents
  • Jet Ski, Wave Runner, or Sea-Doo accidents
  • “Booze Cruise” accidents
  • Reckless operation
  • Gross negligence
  • Property damage

Arnold & Smith, PLLC also provides skilled representation of boaters charged with criminal offenses.

Not only does Arnold & Smith, PLLC represent injured plaintiffs, our renowned Criminal Defense team provides skilled representation of individuals charged with crimes relating to the use of boats or watercraft, including:

  • BWIs (Boating While Intoxicated)
  • Theft
  • Reckless operation
  • Boating without a License
  • Assaults
  • Underage drinking
  • Public drunkenness
  • Drug offenses

If you or someone you know was involved in a boating accident or criminal offense, it is imperative that you seek experienced counsel as soon as possible. The experienced team of lawyers at Arnold & Smith, PLLC is prepared to attack the complex and unique issues that often arise in boating incidents. Cases may turn on complicated jurisdictional issues, particularly where county boundaries divide portions of a lake. For example, Lake Norman, a popular recreational lake in North Carolina, actually spans four counties: Catawba County, Iredell County, Lincoln County, and Mecklenburg County. In addition to complicated jurisdictional issues, boating incidents commonly involve various agencies, from local sheriff’s departments to the United States Coast Guard.

The skilled lawyers of Arnold & Smith, PLLC are experienced in these technical matters and are ready to go to work for you today. Suffering injuries or being accused of committing a crime is a devastating and exhausting experience. No one should go through it alone. Trust our firm to provide knowledgeable guidance and determined representation.

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