Boating Accidents Attorney in Hilton Head

Anyone who lives or visits Hilton Head Island, Bluffton or the "Low Country" Region of South Carolina knows how beautiful our coastal waters are. Whether it's a chartered fishing trip offshore, a slow cruise on the May River, or a Jet Ski excursion in Calibogue Sound, one can always find something fun to do on the water. However, with the fun also comes risk of injury. The number of boats and jet skis on the water has increased, as has the number of accidents resulting in injury. Unfortunately, not all boaters are as careful as they should be. If you have been injured in a boating accident, specific laws and regulations may apply. Most injured people are not familiar with the Laws of Admiralty or the specific rules which apply to operators of watercraft.

Those unfamiliar with the coastal waters of Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and the "Low Country" Region, may not know that rules for boaters vary by location. For example, there are "wake zones" which require boaters to slow down, and in some areas there are sandbars lurking beneath the water which pose a constant threat to boaters. Perhaps you have been injured in or around the following coastal areas:

  • Calibogue Sound
  • Daufuskie Island
  • Palmetto Bay
  • Shelter Cove
  • Port Royal Sound
  • Skull Creek
  • Windmill Harbor
  • Intercostal Waterway
  • May River
  • Sea Pines
  • Colleton River
  • Broad River
  • Savannah River
  • Hilton Head Plantation
  • Port Royal Plantation
  • Indigo Run Plantation
  • Folly Field Beach
  • Forest Beach
  • South Beach
  • Bradley Beach
  • Burkes Beach
  • Singleton Beach
  • Wexford
  • Long Cove
  • Shipyard
  • Palmetto Dunes

At Bauer & Metro, P.C., we can help you pursue a claim for damages if someone else's negligence has caused your injury while enjoying our coastal waters. Often times such injuries are caused by a boater's inattention, alcohol consumption, failure to yield right of way, excessive speed and other reckless behavior. If you've been injured, take action now and protect your claim. Contact us for a free consultation. If you cannot come to our office, we will come to you.

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