Pocono Boating Accident Lawyers

  • Our Lawyers Have Over 50 years of Personal Injury Law Experience
  • Aggressive and Personal Representation

Boat and Water Related Injuries

With 139 natural lakes and over 45,000 miles of exquisite rivers and streams, Pennsylvania attracts tens of thousands of visitors and residents to enjoy their natural beauty by boating, water skiing, swimming and fishing. Sadly, it is almost inevitable that accidents occur. Even though the number of registered boats has decreased, boating accidents have increased in recent years. Causes include alcohol use, lack of training, or failure to observe safe practices or use recommended safety equipment such as personal flotation devices (PFDs).

If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident due to the careless or reckless behavior of someone else, contact Fisher & Fisher Law Offices. Fisher & Fisher is honored to have Joseph Kulesa, who is qualified as a Proctor in Admiralty by the U.S. Maritime Law Association, a designation held by only 1/10 of 1% of practicing attorneys in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

We have been successfully representing injured persons in all types of accidents for over 30 years in Monroe, Wayne, Pike, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Carbon, and Northampton Counties. If you were injured in a boating accident in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, we will help you navigate the wholly unique substantive and procedural law that applies only to maritime cases. Call Fisher & Fisher Law Offices today for a free consultation.

2012 Pennsylvania Boating Accident Statistics

  • Over 332,000 registered boats in PA
  • Over $158,000 in property damage
  • 59 Reported recreational boating accidents
  • 56 Injuries requiring medical treatment
  • 36 non-fatal injuries
  • 11 Fatalities
  • Fatality rate 3.3%

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Attorney Joseph Kulesa Bio:

  • Past Chair of the ABA TIPS Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee.
  • Recently reappointed to the ABA TIPS Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee (Vice-chair), the Plaintiff’s Policy Task Force, and the Standing Committee on Ethics and Professionalism.
  • Member of Maritime Law Association of the U.S. Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Subcommittee
  • Licensed U.S. Merchant Marine Officer (Master), an avid SCUBA diver, sailor, and fisherman.
  • Author and contributor of numerous published articles on recreational boating law.
  • Past Chair of the ABA TIPS Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee.

The designation “Proctor in Admiralty” is of ancient origin and applied to lawyers entitled to handle maritime litigation. The word “Proctor” was derived from the Roman word “Procurator”, which was translated into English as “Proctor” when the Admiralty Courts were set up in England in the 13th century with jurisdiction over disputes within the Royal Navy as well as purely commercial maritime matters. The designation was continued in the American colonies and, until recently, in our federal court system. Though no longer in official usage, “Proctor” was deemed appropriate for use in our Association to designate the most distinguished class of membership for practicing maritime attorneys.

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