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Boating Accident Lawyers

A beautiful day, family, friends and the open water. When a fun day is turned upside down from a serious injury or death - you need a Boating Accident Lawyer from Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn.

With more people out on the water than ever before, all types of boating accidents are bound to occur. The boating accident lawyers at Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn tell us that, a catastrophic injury or death can occur if the watercraft operator does not have the proper training. If boating injuries or death are caused by the negligence of the boat operator, you may be protected from their reckless actions. A boating accident lawyers can provide legal representation for different types of injuries can occur in a boating accident, such as drowning, near drowning, burns, spinal cord injuries, carbon monoxide poisoning, electrocution, lacerations and bruises.

According to the Pennsylvania Fishing Summary/Boating Handbook:

Avoid having a boating accident in Pennsylvania - it is illegal to:

  • Operate a watercraft in a reckless, negligent, or dangerous manner. Boats must be operated at a rate of speed that does not endanger the life or property of any person.
  • Operate a boat at greater than slow, no-wake speed within 100 feet of the shoreline, docks, launch ramps, swimmers, or downed skiers, persons wading in the water, anchored, moored, or drifting boats, and floats. Slow, no-wake speed is the slowest possible speed of a motorboat required to maintain maneuverability, so that the wake or wash created by the motorboat on the surface is minimal. The slow, no-wake zone for wake surfing activity is 200 feet.
  • Operate a motorboat less than 20 feet in length at greater than slow no-wake while a person is standing on or in the boat.
  • Operate a motorboat at greater than slow, nowake speed with a person riding outside of the passenger carrying area or while a person is riding on the bow decking, gunwales, transom, or motor covers.
  • Operate a pontoon boat at any speed while a person is riding outside the passengercarrying area.
  • Cause a boat to become airborne or to leave the water completely while crossing another boat’s wake when within 100 feet of the boat creating the wake.
  • Weave through congested traffic.
  • Operate faster than slow, no-wake when within 100 feet to the rear or 50 feet to the side of another boat that is underway, unless in a narrow channel.
  • Operate within 100 feet of anyone towed behind another boat.
  • Operate a motorboat with anyone sitting, riding, or hanging on a swim platform or swim ladder attached to the boat. Many waterways in Pennsylvania have special regulations such as electric only or horsepower restrictions.

See OUR RESULTS PAGE for a representative sampling of some of the award-winning 7 and 8 figure settlements and verdicts we have achieved in personal injury cases

If you have been injured, or a loved one has died due to a boating accident, the experienced lawyers at Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn will help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact Us Today!

Types of Boating Accidents

  • Propeller Accidents
  • Falling of a Boat
  • Collision with another boat
  • Kayaking & Canoe Accidents
  • Drowning
  • Intoxication
  • Jet Ski Accidents
  • Water Ski Accidents
  • Capzing
  • Airboat Accidents
  • Explosions & Fires

Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn Award-Winning Personal Injury Team

Below is our team of personal injury lawyers. Contact Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn today for a FREE Consultation with a dedicated boating accident lawyer. Call (800) 760-1529.

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