Boat Accidents Injury Lawyers & Attorneys
During the warmer months, our lakes are teeming with motorboats, sailboats and personal watercraft. Unfortunately, negligence is not limited to land craft, and hundreds of people are seriously injured or worse on Ontario’s waters every year.
According to the Canadian government’s 2009 statistics, an estimated nine-million Canadians participate in recreational boating each year. Tragically, 200 of those people will die in accidents on the water, with another 6,000 suffering serious injuries.
If you have been the victim of an accident, our injury lawyers & attorneys specialized in boat accident cases will help you sue a negligent boater for damages for personal injury.
Canada's Marine Liability Act limits the amount that can be recovered for personal injuries to a total of $1,000,000 for each boat that was operated in a negligent manner. However, the $1,000,000 per boat limit does not apply in cases of recklessness. It is possible to recover more than $1,000,000 against the operator of the boat, in instances where a boat is being operated in a reckless manner and the boat operator knew that his or her recklessness would likely lead to injury.
People who suffer serious and permanent injuries in boating collisions often have significant economic losses. You can seek retribution for expenses and financial losses such as lost wages.
Our lawyers, accident benefit specialists and staff work to ensure your losses and injuries are justly compensated. Our experienced lawyers have the skills, expertise and resolve to get you the retribution that you are entitled to.
At Oatley Vigmond, we specialize in boat accident cases. Please contact us to arrange a meeting with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.
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