Boat Accident Injury Lawyers

Cranston & Edwards PLLC – Morgantown, WV Trial Attorneys

Since 1995, Cranston & Edwards PLLC has secured many millions of dollars in verdicts, judgments, and settlements for clients in Morgantown and throughout north central West Virginia. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries as a result of a boat-related accident, we can help. Our trial attorneys offer over 55 years of collective experience focused on protecting the rights of those who have endured serious personal injuries through no fault of their own. 

There are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs and you owe us nothing unless we win your case. If you are unable to come in to meet with us, we will travel to your hospital bed or home to consult with you about what happened. It is important that you not discuss the incident with anyone – particularly any insurance representatives who may contact you. Call Cranston & Edwards PLLC at: 304-296-3500.

Injured On the Monongahela or Ohio River, Cheat or Tygart Lake?



Unfortunately, boating accidents in and around the Morgantown area are not uncommon. Locals and tourists are drawn to Cheat Lake, Tygart Lake, the Cheat River, Alpine Lake, the Ohio River, Monongahela River, and many other creeks, streams, and bodies of water throughout the region to enjoy canoeing, whitewater rafting, sailing, and other types of pleasure boating. Sadly, while enjoying recreational activities on the waterways, many people seem to forget the potential dangers and engage in excessive alcohol and drug consumption and other reckless and negligent behavior that can cause boat collisions. The waterways can be as dangerous as the highways. Boat accidents may result in serious injuries including traumatic brain injury, severe lacerations, broken bones, and even drowning.

What Causes Boat Accidents?

Although boat-to-boat collisions are the most common type of boating accident, there can be many causes. Whether the accident that resulted in your serious injury was caused by failure to obey boating laws, reckless behavior and/or negligence, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering. 


  • Excessive Drug/Alcohol Use
  • Inattentive Boat Operation
  • Inexperienced Operator
  • Violation of Laws/Rules of Navigation
  • Excessive Speed
  • Mechanical Failure
  • Improper Maintenance
  • Inattention



At Cranston & Edwards PLLC, our skilled legal team will fight to get full compensation for your injuries. Call us at: 304-296-3500.