Each year, thousands of boating enthusiasts head to the North Carolina waterways to sail, water ski, fish, and more. Boaters can enjoy more than 5,000 miles of NC waters. And a day of fun on the water is always within reach when you’re in beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina. But as the premier lawyer for Wilmington-area boating accidents, Grayson Cheek knows all too well how quickly a peaceful outing on the water can turn serious – and even deadly.
With prime coastal weather and breathtaking ocean views, the local waterways can easily become congested, particularly during the busy summer season and over holiday weekends. This naturally creates more risk for collisions, either with fellow boats or with other objects in the water. And with no law requiring boaters over the age of 13 to wear a life jacket (only to have such safety devices available on board), the risk of drowning due to a crash is real.
If you were injured, or if someone you know and love was injured or killed, in a boating accident that was someone else’s fault, it’s time to seek medical compensation and other damages. This is a complicated process – don’t go at it alone! Turn to GHC Law for help navigating this stressful situation.