Attorney Representing People Injured in Boat Crashes

Opportunities to enjoy boating and water sports in the Beaver County and Western Pennsylvania area are plentiful with Lake Erie and Conneaut Lake, and in Pittsburgh with the Ohio, Allegheny, and  Monongahela Rivers all well within driving distance, you have plenty of places to enjoy boating.  However, plentiful opportunities also exist for boating accidents and injuries. If you have been hurt in a boating or jet ski accident, call  a lawyer at the law offices of Palmieri & Matvey.

As a full-service personal injury law firm, we see hundreds of cases where people have suffered from accidents of all kinds. In relation to water activities, we have seen cases of people injured by jet skis, motorboats and we have seen injuries sustained by water skiers.   Boating accidents can happen a variety of ways.  Collisions between water craft can occur, people can be thrown from a boat due to operator error, and people skiing can be injured. Inexperienced jet ski drivers can and have caused serious crashes in our area.  

Call 724-709-7958 now for a free consultation

 If you have been injured on a local body of water, your first call should be to the police. Most likely a Pennsylvania Fish Commission officer will respond, investigate, and document the crash. It is important to seek medical attention and when able to, call attorney Thomas R. Matvey.

When you choose Attorney Matvey, you can focus your attention on healing and recovery. As your lawyer and legal team, we will direct our attention to working with the insurance companies and fighting for your compensation.  If we cannot settle your case for a fair value, we can file suit to pursue your claim in court.  If we have to sue for damages, we will guide you through the court system and ensure that your rights are protected in your lawsuit.

Contact Attorney Matvey today at 724-709-7958 to discuss your accident case.

Serving Injured clients in Beaver, Allegheny, Butler and Lawrence Counties and Other Areas of Western Pennsylvania

Boating Accident Information

2007 Boating Accident Statistics

Source: US Coast Guard: http://www.uscgboating.org/statistics/accident_stats.htm

    Vessels Drowning Other Total Total
  Accidents Involved Deaths Deaths Deaths Injuries
All Accident Types 5191 6932 476 209 685 3673
Capsizing 398 428 187 17 204 284
Carbon Monoxide Exposure 14 14 1 6 7 40
Collision with Fixed Object 558 662 11 24 35 389
Collision with Floating object 143 185 1 3 4 97
Collision with Vessel 1329 2701 9 57 66 953
Departed Vessel 69 81 33 0 33 35
Ejected from Vessel 120 136 13 12 25 107
Electrocution 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fall in Vessel 211 221 1 0 1 229
fall on Vessel 10 10 0 0 0 10
Falls Overboard 485 501 169 39 208 312
Fire/Explosion (fuel) 113 125 0 3 3 63
Fire/Explosion (non-fuel) 93 107 0 0 0 19
Fire/Explosion (Unknown origin) 16 18 0 0 0 12
Flooding/Swamping 285 293 30 5 35 71
Grounding 324 331 2 2 4 228
Sinking 84 86 6 1 7 9
Skier Mishap 492 509 4 7 11 502
Struck by Vessel 83 126 2 7 9 78
Struck by Motor/Propeller 80 88 0 7 7 75
Struck Submerged Object 157 158 3 1 4 58
Other 111 134 3 12 15 98
Unknown 16 18 1 6 7 4