Pittsburgh Boating Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a boating accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, please seek help from a Pittsburgh boating accident attorney as soon as possible. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we understand these cases can become complex, but we will work diligently to secure the compensation you deserve. Let our dedicated and experienced team get to the bottom of what happened so we can ensure you are treated fairly.

How do these incidents happen?

You probably only hear about boating incidents when multiple fatalities occur in major crashes. However, boating injuries happen all the time in and around Pittsburgh. Some of the most common causes of boating accidents are:

  • Boaters being improperly fastened into their seats
  • Boaters failing to wear safety vests
  • Boats capsizing
  • Operating in poor weather conditions
  • Faulty or defective equipment
  • Improper loading techniques (cargo or people)
  • Operating a boat while impaired by drugs or alcohol
  • Failure to follow state and federal boating laws and regulations

What kind of injuries are common in boating accidents?

Boat accidents can cause severe injuries to those on board. We commonly handle cases of clients suffering from:

Who can be held liable for these injuries?

Both private boat owners and commercial boat operators can be held liable for boating accident injuries. When the negligence of a boat owner causes harm, you should not be on the line for expenses. Boat owners and companies have a duty to their patrons and guests, including:

  • Ensuring that all crew members are trained properly.
  • Ensuring that the boat and all equipment is inspected regularly and well-maintained.
  • Making sure crews follow all maritime laws and do not willfully operate in bad weather.
  • Making sure the proper safety equipment, including lifejackets, are on board and everyone knows how to use them.

What about people who work on the water?

If you work primarily on the water, you likely do not fall under regular workers’ compensation laws. Instead, injured maritime workers are protected and eligible for compensation through the Jones Act or the Longshore Workers’ Compensation Act. Both of these serve as forms of workers’ compensation and provide extensive protections for maritime employees.

We are ready to help with your case

If you or someone you care about has been injured in a boating accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, seek legal assistance now. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we know that boating accidents can happen on private and commercial boats and that these injuries can be devastating. Let us get to work on securing the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Your medical expenses related to the incident
  • Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Possible punitive damages against those responsible

If you need a Pittsburgh boating accident lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 888-988-9467.