Scranton Boating Accident Attorney
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Northeastern Pennsylvania offers numerous opportunities to enjoy a day on the water and recreational boating is a common pastime for locals and tourists alike. Accidents, however, can happen, leading to more than just a spoiled day, especially when serious injuries are the result of the careless or negligent actions of another.
In these cases, you may be entitled to compensation to help you recover and move forward from the accident. Whether your injuries were the result of inebriation, inexperience, or neglect, Rogan Law has more than 30 years of professional experience to put to use in building a strong case on your behalf.
Call (570) 906-8532 or fill out our secure online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation. We are available 24/7 to help.
Common Causes of Boating Accidents in Northeastern PA
Much like driving a car, there are rules and laws that govern our waterways. These are designed to protect boaters and ensure everyone can safely enjoy a fun day on the water. When these regulations are ignored, accidents and injuries can occur.
Frequently, accidents are caused by:
- Intoxicated boaters (BUI/BWI)
- Distracted or inattentive boaters
- Inexperienced boaters
- Speeding and recklessness
- Failure to comply with laws or navigational rules
- Defective parts or machinery failure
Accidents caused by the above often result in fatal drownings, especially for inexperienced our younger swimmers. Catastrophic injuries may also occur, including traumatic brain injuries, spine and neck injuries, paralysis, amputation, and other life-altering issues. Rogan Law is dedicated to helping those who have been seriously injured and families who have lost a loved one. We are community-oriented and prepared to hold negligent boaters accountable for their actions in an effort to prevent future injuries from happening to others.
Boating Under the Influence
Boating under the influence (BUI) or boating while intoxicated (BWI) is a leading cause of accidents on the water. Much like driving under the influence, Pennsylvania law prohibits boaters from operating a watercraft while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and doing so can lead to jail time and large fines. The intoxicated boater may also be liable for civil penalties if the result of their intoxication was the injury or wrongful death of another.
If you have been injured, or if you have lost a loved one due to the reckless intoxication of another, you may be entitled to seek compensation for medical or funeral expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, the inability to live your life as you once did, and other damages.
Contact Our Scranton Boating Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation
You do not have to go through this stressful time on your own. At Rogan Law, our goal is to take on your legal burden so you can focus on recovery. We serve the injured throughout Lackawanna County, Wayne County, Luzerne County, Wyoming County, and beyond. We offer personalized representation and are focused on protecting your rights and best interests throughout every stage of your personal injury claim.
Schedule your free consultation by calling (570) 906-8532 or contacting our firm online.
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