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Boating Accidents

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:

  • Motorboats
  • Waverunners
  • 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.

Client Reviews
My daughter had a second DUI and when it all seemed hopeless, Bill was able to get the charges dropped. This is a man who is extremely knowledgeable, yet still keeps his integrity which was impressive to me. He handles himself with dignity. If you hire him, you will have the best of the best, along with his expansive intellect and wisdom about the law. Please don’t feel hopeless, when you can hire such a great attorney to be on your side.
Bill Powers’ staff has handled several traffic citations for me over the years, and they exceeded my expectations each and every time. Would highly recommend anyone faced with a traffic citation or court case contact his office and they will handle it from there. M.C.
I utilized Bill Powers and his firm after my DUI infraction in December 2011. During my initial consultation he immediately made me feel at ease with his knowledge of the law and his confidence in moving forward. Not to mention a great personality. He filled me in on all the ramifications and the process as a whole. I am a realist, and did not expect miracles. But Bill is stickler for procedure and that is what you need in a crises such as this. It took a good year, and the results were more than I could ever anticipate or hope for. I would have paid more had I known the results ahead of time. If you find yourself in a similar situation, trust me, he is your go to lawyer. J SJ