Boat Accidents

Let an experienced boat accident lawyer in Pittston, PA, and the surrounding region advocate for you

Boat Accident Lawyer Serving Northeast PA

You may not immediately think you can get hurt in a boating accident anywhere near Pittston, PA, but these injuries can take you by surprise. You could be out for the day at Harveys Lake or Frances Slocum State Park and get injured due to another operator’s inattention or negligence. In those cases, you need an experienced boat accident lawyer in Pittston, PA.

Though boating accidents are rarer than some other personal injury cases we handle here at Mecadon Law, you always need to be prepared for them if you frequent our local waters. In 2022, Pennsylvania saw 41 recreational boating accidents, most of them caused by vessel collisions. To us, that’s more than enough.

We are experienced in the maritime law that you’ll need on your side to seek compensation for your injuries.

Call us today at 570-654-5030 to set up a no-cost consultation.

How Long After a Boating Accident Should You Call an Attorney?

We are always adamant about reminding our clients that, in Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury case is two years from the incident date. That timeframe makes it seem like you can proceed at a leisurely pace in filing, but we always encourage you to retain a lawyer and file as soon as possible.

Much can change over those two years, from evidence disappearing to witness memories growing fuzzy. The sooner you call Mecadon Law to represent you in your boating injury case, the sooner we can begin collecting evidence on your behalf to seek restitution from the liable party.

Causes of Marine Accidents near Pittston

A boating accident is probably far from your mind when you step out for a trip across Harveys Lake or down the Susquehanna River. But boating accidents do occur, and for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Operator inexperience
  • Operator inattention
  • Operator error
  • Lack of a lookout
  • Speeding
  • Collisions
  • Capsizing
  • Flooding
  • Boat failure
  • Bad weather

Our job at Mecadon Law is to determine what went wrong and where liability lies for your injury. We understand U.S. maritime law and negligence in personal injury cases. If we discover that negligence was truly the cause of your injuries, we’ll work tirelessly to seek the compensation you need to recover.

What Injuries Can You Sustain in a Marine Accident?

Boat accidents can result in all kinds of injuries, including:

  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Amputations
  • Electrocution
  • Drowning
  • Another type of wrongful death

Any of these injuries can change your life forever. You may require months or years of expensive treatments and time off from work. At Mecadon Law, we believe you shouldn’t be financially responsible for someone else’s negligence.

The same applies in cases of wrongful death on the water. If your loved one died as the result of a boat operator’s bad judgment or other negligence, you are owed something for what you have suffered. When you make us your marine injury lawyer in Pittston, we’ll work every day to ensure you get what you deserve.

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Boat Accident FAQs

Call a Marine Injury Lawyer Serving Northeastern Pennsylvania

It always pays to know what to do in case of a boating accident, even here in Pittston, PA. Mishaps and injuries can happen before you know it, and you’ll need an expert on your side to help you recover restitution.

Call Mecadon Law today to start seeing justice for your boating accident injury. We have decades of experience fighting for people just like you. Call 570-654-5030, or book through our online form.

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