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Pittsburgh Boating Accident Attorney
A quick look at boat accident statistics in Pennsylvania paints a clearer picture of how serious these accidents can be. In 2022 alone, the state reported about 41 boating accidents, nine of which were fatal. At Morgan and Morgan, we believe that zero is the only acceptable number when it comes to these cases. So, while we might not be able to change what has already happened, our Pittsburgh boating accident lawyer can help the victims obtain the compensation they need and deserve. If that’s what you are looking for, contact us today by filling out this form. We will review your case for free.
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Types of Boating Accidents
Let’s circle back to the boating accident report one more time. It cited the following types of boating accidents as the main causes of these injuries and fatalities.
- Getting struct by props
- Boats sinking
- Individuals leaving the vessel
- Fires and explosions
That year, only one incident had an unknown cause, which tells you everything you need to know about these accidents.
How Negligence Contributes to Boating Accidents
Negligence is often a key factor in boating accidents. It can manifest in various forms, such as the boat operator being inattentive or engaging in reckless behaviors like speeding or navigating in a hazardous manner.
Operating a boat under the influence of alcohol or drugs, also known as BUI, is another serious form of negligence and a huge risk factor.
Negligence also includes failing to follow safety regulations, like not having enough life jackets on board or ignoring weather warnings.
Additionally, inadequate maintenance of the boat, leading to mechanical failures, can be seen as negligence on the part of the owner or maintenance provider.
In essence, whenever someone fails to exercise reasonable care or breaches their duty of safety towards others, and this leads to an accident, that’s considered negligence and a possible ground to initiate a claim or lawsuit.
Finding Legal Recourse After a Boating Accident
Understandably, you may feel lost and confused after a boating accident. It’s even worse if you lost a loved one. That’s where the boating accident attorneys at Morgan and Morgan can really help. As you focus on getting the treatment you need, we may be able to initiate a personal injury claim on your behalf.
A product liability claim is also possible if the accident occurred due to a defective boat part. A wrongful death claim, on the other hand, is an option where a loved one dies due to a boating accident.
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