Hi, I’m Bill Powers and I am an attorney in North Carolina who focuses my practice on impaired driving. Now you may not realize it but you actually may drive a boat which is separate and apart from a car and be charged with boating while impaired. Now boating while impaired is different than driving while impaired. The punishment’s different, the procedure’s different and it’s complicated. With all the lakes that we have in the state of North Carolina – and trust me, there are a lot of them – we see more and more boating while impaired cases from about this time forward, so about May till early September of 2012. If you or someone you care about has been charged with boating while impaired, give us a ring, we’re here to help.
Boating, jet skiing, and swimming are great ways to spend a summer day in North Carolina. But what do you do when someone else’s negligence spoils your summer fun and results in serious personal injury or death?
At Powers Landreth, we handle boating accidents involving:
- Wet bikes
- Jet skis
- All other types of watercraft
We know that injuries suffered in a boating accident can be serious, and can include paralysis, traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, broken bones, loss of limbs, as well as other serious injuries. People are injured on large and small bodies of water, from Lake Wylie and Falls Lake to Lake Norman and the Catawba River Basin. We represent individuals throughout North Carolina who have been injured in boating accidents.
The causes of boating accidents are many; alcohol or other controlled substances often play a part. Frequently, minors operate watercraft without the necessary experience or supervision. In most instances, however, people just aren’t paying attention. At Powers Landreth, we zealously investigate the cause of your boating injury.
We handle personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means that no legal fees are charged unless we obtain a verdict or settlement on your behalf, although clients are ultimately responsible for costs associated with the presentation of the case.
We also handle most other types of personal injury claims. To learn more about our personal injury practice, see our personal injury page.
At the law offices of Powers Landreth, we represent people who have been hurt in boating and watercraft accidents in the Charlotte area and throughout North Carolina. We work extensively with personal injury victims, so we understand the emotional, physical, and financial consequences. We strive to help you get full and fair compensation for your losses.Contact Us
Contact Powers Landreth to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your boating or watercraft accident injury. Call now: (704) 342-4357.