Boating accidents on Lake Erie and other area waterways often lead to painful and tragic accidents, leaving boaters, passengers and water skiers injured. The beautiful peninsula that stretches out into the lake creates a natural harbor, attracting large number of out-of-town boaters. Fatal boating accidents may result when boaters who are unfamiliar with Lake Erie fail to recognize the dangers of a sudden storm on a shallow lake.
Common causes of boater and passenger injuries and deaths on Lake Erie include:
- Storms that lead to boat crashes and drownings
- Fishing lines getting caught in propellers
- Drinking while operating a boat or Jet Ski
- Congestion from large numbers of lake users who are unfamiliar with the area
- Boaters without adequate training taking unnecessary risks
- Jet Skis used without regard for waterway traffic rules and regulations
More Than 100 Years Of Experience Working For You
For skilled and experienced legal advice, counsel and representation following a boating or any type of motor vehicle accident that resulted in a drowning death or a serious injury on or near Lake Erie, contact the Quinn Law Firm.
Many of our personal injury attorneys have had boats. We are experienced boaters who understand rights of way on the water and how breaches of basic navigation rules regularly lead to accidents. As experienced lawyers, we are ready to quickly get up to speed on the facts surrounding your boating accident.
Most boat accident cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning that you pay no attorney fees unless we obtain a verdict or settlement on your behalf. However, you may incur some out-of-pocket costs as we develop your case.
If drinking was a factor in the accident that caused injury or death in your family, we will use that information to your best advantage once we have all the facts. A detailed investigation, a thorough evaluation of the injuries and a review of relevant case law (similar cases on record) are all parts of our approach to Pennsylvania boating accident cases.
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Contact the Quinn Law Firm to schedule a free initial consultation regarding injuries incurred in a boating accident on Lake Erie or anywhere in northwest Pennsylvania. Connect with us online or call us locally at 814-806-2518 or toll free at 866-641-8996.