If you’ve suffered a serious injury or a tragic loss of life has occurred due to a boating accident in Myrtle Beach, we offer our deepest concerns for what you are going through. Boating accidents are not uncommon in Myrtle Beach, and serious boating crashes can result in long-term injuries, impairment, or death. The actions of irresponsible boaters can have a lasting impact on the family members of victims who have lost their lives or suffered a catastrophic injury.
At the Law Office of Kenneth Berger, our South Carolina personal injury attorney focuses on holding the reckless party accountable for their actions so you can focus on healing and moving forward. If you’ve experienced a life-changing injury due to another boater’s negligence or carelessness, our team can help you seek compensation for current and future lost wages, current and future medical bills, and pain and suffering. If you’ve lost a loved one because of someone else’s recklessness, our experienced attorneys can help you file a wrongful death suit to hold the negligent boater legally and financially responsible.
Our team is here to provide guidance, protect your rights, and seek justice. Contact an attorney at our Myrtle Beach office at 843-427-2800 to schedule a free consultation today and learn about your legal options.
Life-Changing Injuries Caused by Boat Crashes
Boats are large, powerful vessels and should always be handled with care. Anytime you drive a boat, you are responsible for the safety of your passengers and other boaters on the water. Many boat crashes happen due to a driver’s negligence or wrongful action.
Serious boat accidents can cause catastrophic injuries that may result in a lifetime of medical care and financial burden. Common injuries that occur include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Bone breaks
- Burns and smoke inhalation
- Lacerations and amputation
If you’ve been involved in a boat accident, you should seek medical attention right away. Visiting a doctor as soon as possible after an accident can help ensure you get the treatment you need so you can get started on the road to recovery. Your health and well-being should be your first priority.
Whether you were a passenger on board a boat with a negligent driver, a passenger or driver that was hit by another boat, or a swimmer in the water, you have a right to seek compensation for the harm you have experienced. Our experienced legal team can help you hold the negligent party accountable and provide legal guidance so you can focus on healing.
Compensation You Can Receive For Boat Accident Injuries in Myrtle Beach
Suffering from any kind of injury can be painful and stressful. If you’ve been involved in a serious boat accident that has resulted in life-changing injuries and potential lifelong impairment, you may be feeling overwhelmed and confused about what to do next. Medical bills may be quickly piling up and your financial stress can be further exaggerated if you are unable to return to your job.
At the Law Office of Kenneth Berger, we can help you recover compensation to pay for the losses associated with suffering from a life-changing injury. Although no amount of money can restore your life to what it was before your accident, compensation can at least take away the stress of wondering how you will pay for all the costs that come along with your injury.
Common damages you can receive after a boat crash may include:
- Current and future medical expenses, such as hospital bills, rehabilitation costs, and medication,
- Long-term medical care,
- Loss of earning capacity if you are unable to return to work,
- Pain and suffering, and
Every case is unique. Our attorneys spend time getting to know our clients and their situation so we can pursue every possible avenue for compensation. Let us help you seek justice in the form of compensation so you do not have to worry about medical bills and payment plans hanging over your head as you recover.
How Do You Prove a Wrongful Death Claim After a Boat Accident?
Wrongful death claims can be complex and difficult to navigate. Most importantly, you shouldn’t have to worry about your financial situation while you are grieving the loss of a loved one. If you’ve lost a family member or friend due to someone else’s negligence, seeking the advice of our Myrtle Beach wrongful death attorneys can help you hold the negligent party accountable for their actions.
In a wrongful death claim filed after a boat crash, you must be able to prove:
- The responsible party had a certain level of care and responsibility for the safety of passengers and all others on the waterway;
- The responsible party failed to uphold that level of care; and
- The failure to uphold that level of care contributed to the cause of your loved one’s death.
We provide more in-depth information on how wrongful death claims work and how we can help here.
Damages in a Myrtle Beach Wrongful Death Case
Losing a friend or family member is incredibly difficult and painful. We understand that no amount of money can undo the loss of a loved one. However, the damages awarded in a wrongful death case can help alleviate the financial burden on the surviving family’s shoulders.
In a wrongful death claim, you may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are intended to cover measurable financial losses and help restore the surviving family to their previous economic situation before the accident. Economic damages may include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future benefits
- Funeral and burial expenses
Noneconomic damages are not as easily quantifiable as economic damages. These damages allow surviving family members to recover damages for the mental and emotional pain associated with losing a loved one. Noneconomic damages include:
- Loss of companionship
- Grief and mental anguish
After the loss of a loved one, taking legal action is likely one of the last things on your mind. We understand that no amount of money will bring your friend or family member back. However, you shouldn’t have to stress about finances during this difficult time. Our compassionate attorneys are here to help you navigate your claim and seek compensation to alleviate the financial burden associated with losing a loved one.
Talk With an Experienced Myrtle Beach Boat Accident Lawyer Today
Our team of legal professionals are dedicated to helping people and families who have suffered catastrophic injuries or the loss of a loved one due to a boating accident. We understand the devastation that such incidents can cause and are sincerely sorry for what you are going through.
We treat our clients with the empathy and respect we would want if our own loved ones were in a similar situation. Our compassionate attorneys will keep you informed about your case every step of the way so you can prioritize your recovery and wellbeing.