Rockingham County, NC (September 7, 2020) – A boating accident occurred in Rockingham County this past Sunday night that caused injuries to those involved.
The crash took place at Belews Lake at approximately 9:00 p.m. Few details are currently known about the wreck, however, paramedics and police were dispatched to the accident scene in order to render aid to those who sustained injuries.
No one involved in the collision has currently been identified and the severity and scope of any injuries suffered remain undisclosed at this time.
It is believed that more than one boat was involved in the crash, as earlier in the day a “boat parade” took place on the lake in support of President Trump.
An investigation into the circumstances of the collision will be carried out by local law enforcement officials.
No further information is currently available.
North Carolina Boating Accidents
On average, each year, North Carolina sees approximately 200 boating accidents occur. Of these accidents, approximately 17% of them are fatal. A small percentage of these accidents are usually caused by alcohol impairment, which is an unfortunately common form of driver negligence in North Carolina. The year with the most boating accidents in North Carolina in the past 50 years was 1998, with 251 accidents.
Being injured in an accident of any kind is not only painful and frightening, but it can take a toll on your mental health as well as your financial well-being. This can in turn cause unneeded stress in your life and issues where there perhaps were none before. Recovering from a serious injury caused by a boating accident or another type of accident is usually a long and arduous process, depending on the nature and severity of the crash. An injury could keep you out of work for a prolonged period of time, meaning lost wages and possibly a reduced quality of life.
All of these things and more are taken into consideration when you contact a personal injury attorney in North Carolina in order to assist you in your recovery from a recent accident. A North Carolina boating accident attorney will be able to inform you of your existing legal rights toward financial compensation in the event that you were injured by another person’s negligence. They will also assist you in exercising these rights in court in order to be monetarily compensated for your injuries, damages, and losses you may have incurred as a result of your recent accident.
Financial compensation awarded to injured accident victims can cover things like medical bills, mental health bills, loss of consortium, punitive damages, and more depending on the circumstances of your wreck. Contact the Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PA today in order to set up a consultation concerning your recent accident and sustained injuries. Our law firm holds a firm belief that no one should ever have to pay for being injured by another person’s carelessness, and we work diligently on your behalf in order to uphold that belief. Our clients are compassionately cared for by our legal team as we fight for their legal rights and hold negligent parties responsible for their actions.
Contact our law firm today at (252) 777-2222 in order to speak with an experienced North Carolina accident attorney regarding your own personal injury case and to move forward from your accident aftermath.
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