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What You Should Do After a Jet Ski Accident

Written by John D. Hawkins on . Posted in , .
Jet skis and other watercraft provide enjoyment to thousands of people on the beaches, rivers, and lakes of South Carolina. In Myrtle Beach, for example, the Intracoastal Waterway offers many opportunities for boating activities. Unfortunately, recreational vehicles like jet skis can be dangerous, especially if the operator is drinking or otherwise acting recklessly. In 2021, 658 people lost their lives in boating accidents in the United States. Eighteen of those fatalities were in South Carolina. From 2017 to 2021, an average of about 17 people died in boating accidents each year in this state. Even when an accident is not fatal, it can c…

What is the First Thing You Do in a Boating Accident?

Written by John D. Hawkins on . Posted in .
Enjoying a day out on the water can do wonders for you or your family and is a popular pastime here in South Carolina. All too often, however, boating accidents happen. If you are involved in a boating accident, what is the first thing you must do? Stay as calm as you can and assess the situation. Everything you do from this point forward will be important to your insurance claim or potential lawsuit. HawkLaw understands this, so contact a personal injury lawyer with our firm as soon as possible following the accident for legal advice and guidance. Knowing what to do following a boating accident is crucial for the safety of those on board …

How Do I Stay Safe When Boating in Charleston?

Written by John D. Hawkins on . Posted in .
Charleston has a rich maritime history, dating back more than 400 hundred years and is home to more boats than any other coastal city in South Carolina. Unfortunately, more boat traffic means more boating accidents, and fatal boating accidents have been on the rise across the state: In 2016 the US Coast Guard reported 4,463 accidents in South Carolina, resulting in 701 deaths, 2,903 injuries and $49 million in property damage. The fatality rate increased 11.3% from 2015 The number of accidents increased 7.3%, the number of deaths increased 12%, and the number of injuries increased by 11.1%. If you, or someone you know is involved in a bo…
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