Personal Injury Lawyers for Boating Accidents in Ottawa, Cornwall, Kingston & North Bay
With thousands of rivers and lakes throughout Ontario, boating, using personal watercrafts and tubing are favourite activities during the summer months. Sadly, while a leisurely ride on the water can be a great way to unwind, accidents are all too common. There are many risks to consider as well as responsibilities to respect as a boat operator, but inevitably, mishaps can still occur, leading to often-severe injuries for passengers and others nearby.
What Causes Boating Accidents?
In Ontario, anyone operating a boat must have an Operator’s License. In addition, they need to adhere to stringent operating rules to ensure the safety and well-being of not only themselves but also passengers and any nearby individuals. Unfortunately, merely owning this license does not always mean a driver is competent. Studies indicate that the majority of boating accidents involve alcohol, inattention, inexperience, speeding, or a combination of the four. In some cases, these factors can have fatal consequences or cause massive property damage.
Long-Term Impact of Boating Accident Injuries
Experiencing a boating accident is extremely frightening, especially if you are injured. The risk of injury amplifies if you aren’t the strongest swimmer and the accident occurs further out from land. If you or a member of your family is injured as a result of a waterborne mishap, you may be entitled to compensation. Many individuals injured in a boating accident suffer long-term physical ailments and mental trauma. It can be difficult to return to a “normal” everyday life, remain employed and maintain financial stability in some cases.
How the Personal Injury Lawyers at Tierney Stauffer LLP Can Help
It can be both a stressful and challenging process to prove that a specific boat operator caused your injury, so it is therefore critical that you speak with an experienced lawyer dealing in these matters as soon as possible. With our help at Tierney Stauffer LLP, your case will have a stronger defence and a better chance at securing appropriate compensation. We respect how draining and stressful fighting for your rights can be, which is why we aim to work closely with you and deliver the legal guidance you need. Our team has many years of experience dealing with personal injury cases, including boating accidents, and we have a comprehensive understanding of boating rules and restrictions as a result.
Let us apply our knowledge and experience to help you find appropriate restitution, with an eye to your long-term needs.
Skilled Boating Accident Lawyers Serving Eastern Ontario and North Bay
At Tierney Stauffer LLP, we recognize that no two accidents or accident victims are the same, which is why we give each claim the personalized attention needed to bring about the best possible resolution. Call us at 1-888-799-8057 or contact us online to set up a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.