Boat Accidents/Accidents on the Water

Philadelphia Ship Injury Lawyer For Water-Related Accidents

Owners and operators of boats, Jet Skis and other watercraft have the duty to safely and responsibly operate their crafts on lakes and rivers. Sadly, many fail to do so. All too often, boat operators' negligence leads to serious injuries or death.

Boat accidents can occur for any number of reasons. Sometimes inexperienced operators are behind the wheel. Other times the boat or other recreational watercraft is defective and does not operate properly.

At the Pennsylvania law office of Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., we explore all possibilities. If the boat accident is caused by a manufacturing defect or design defect in the watercraft, there may be a product liability case. If the watercraft was negligently repaired, then a claim against the repair and maintenance shop may be warranted.

If an incident occurs on a commercial vessel that results in the injury or death of a passenger or crew member — whether it occurs on a towboat and barge, tugboat or a ship of any size — the cases are handled pursuant to admiralty and maritime law and regulations. The case may fall under the U.S. Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act or the Jones Act, which governs the worker's right to compensation for his or her injury.

Personal Injury In Pools

Injuries and death can also occur when the proper safety precautions are not taken in a public or residential swimming pool setting. These injuries, including drowning, also happen in Jacuzzi hot tubs — especially when proper warning signs are not placed in the area, when proper enclosures are not in place or when young children are allowed to use pools while unsupervised.

At Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., we understand the devastating impact that a boat or other water-related accident can have on the personal injury victim and his or her family. That is why we are dedicated to pursuing the highest standards of representation in personal injury cases.

Contact Us

Contact a lawyer at the Pittsburgh law office of Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., by calling us at 412-567-1232 in Pittsburgh or Western Pennsylvania, or toll free at 866-466-5789. You may also complete our online contact form. Initial consultations are free and confidential.