Boating Accident & SCUBA Injury Attorneys

Law Offices in Erie & Meadville

At the law firm of Jorden & White and the Bill Jorden Litigation Team our  personal injury attorneys are experienced in representing victims of boating accidents & scuba diving injuries. If you have been injured in a scuba diving or boating accident or sports related accident, it is important that the attorney you choose to represent you is experienced in not only handling such cases but also has the background to understand and appreciate what you were doing at the time, and how the accident may have occurred.  From being a football player and wrestler at the University of Pennsylvania, to a youth ice hockey, soccer and baseball coach in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Attorney Bill Jorden understands sports injuries and how proper equipment, facilities, conditioning and coaching can avoid such injuries.  Bill Jorden is also an experienced scuba diver.  He has both competed in and coached water skiing.  He is a boater and lifelong resident of Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania.

Bill Jorden understands the hazards and dangers that go along with water sport activities, equipment and various forms of watercraft.  Another attorney and member of the Bill Jorden Litigation Team, Attorney Matt Jorden, maintains advanced certifications as a scuba instructor and has worked as an instructor and first mate on a dive boat out of the Florida Keys.

Both Attorneys Bill Jorden and Matt Jorden have years of experience operating various forms of recreational vehicles such as all terrain vehicles (ATV), motorcycles intended for both on and off-road use, personal watercraft (PWC) and snowmobiles.

Recreation and Sports Injuries

When the fun of engaging in these types of activities turns to tragedy and serious injury or death occurs, such tragedy almost always could have been avoided.  Quite often safety procedures are ignored or individuals are allowed to be put in situations without the necessary training, experience and guidance to keep them safe.  Marketing strategies from industry often place very fast and dangerous recreational vehicles into the hands of inexperienced adults and children who cannot understand or appreciate the dangers involved.  Many times public trails or waterways where these vehicles are used contain hidden defects and hazards which bring about injury and death.

Attorneys with the Erie law firm of Jorden & White have intimate experience and knowledge with all sorts of recreational activities and off-road vehicles, motorcycles, mountain bikes, all terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, as well as a variety of watercraft ranging from tall ships to water ski boats.

Individuals suffering injury as a result of recreation and sport activities can put the knowledge and experience of Attorney Bill Jorden and Attorney Matt Jorden to work for them in recovering the money damages that the law requires.

We can help you with cases involving:

  • Bicycle accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Personal watercraft accidents
  • Scuba diving accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Sporting equipment failure
  • Equipment failure injury
  • Safety errors

The following are examples of the types of recreation and sport injury cases, either settled or tried to verdict by Attorney Bill Jorden.

  • A young boy drowned in a pond on private property where children were allowed to frequent and swim without supervision and without the presence of a lifeguard.
  • A governmental body opened and marked a trail for snowmobile use but neglected to open or install reflectors on a steel gate which was kept closed across the trail.  In a heavy snow storm a snowmobile operator failed to see the gate and was seriously injured when driving his snowmobile into the gate.