Pittsburgh Boat Accident Attorney
Some people seem to think boats are more fun after dark or after having a few beers. Some people simply don’t have knowledge of the rules or experience operating a watercraft. Kids not old enough for a driver’s license are zipping around on speedboats and Jet Skis. If these factors led to your injury, we can hold operators and adults accountable for their reckless, careless or ignorant actions.
The Pittsburgh boat accident lawyers at Hal Waldman & Associates handle boat-related accidents on the Allegheny River, the Monongahela River, the Ohio River and other recreational lakes and waterways of western Pennsylvania.
Your boat accident matters to us. We care. We are on your side. Call or e-mail our Pittsburgh law office to discuss your case with a proven personal injury and boat accident attorney.
How to Recover After a Boat Accident
If your fun outing turned tragic, our experienced Pennsylvania boat accident attorneys are committed to securing the maximum compensation possible for the physical, financial and personal impact on the victim and family. We can pursue your legal remedies for any scenario involving power boats, fishing boats, jet skis, water skiing, or commercial boats:
- Boat collisions
- Personal watercraft (Jet Ski) collisions
- Passengers injured by operator errors
- Swimmers and water skiers hit by boats/watercraft
Water accidents are always dangerous because of the delay in emergency medical help and the added risk of drowning when crash victims are thrown into the water. We have recovered damages for serious and permanent injuries such as head trauma, spinal cord injury, amputation, broken vertebrae, broken bones and severe lacerations. We also represent surviving family members in boating fatality cases – wrongful death.
Who is Liable in a Boat Accident?
Everybody likes to open up the throttle on a speedboat or jump wakes on a Jet Ski. But there is a time and place for that, and there are “rules of the road” on public waterways. Our knowledgeable attorneys conduct a sophisticated investigation to show how the operator crossed over the line: boating while intoxicated, driving aggressively close to other crafts, driving too close to swimming areas, operating at night without lights, excessive speed or allowing underage persons to operate without supervision.
Help with your Boating Accident Lawsuit
We press hard for the compensation you deserve, including taking the fight to your own boat insurance or homeowners insurance if the negligent party is not insured. Our boat accident attorneys are available 24/7 to discuss the possible outcomes of pursuing legal action for your injury.