Every summer, people from all over Ontario take to the province’s many lakes and rivers on personal watercraft for some fun in the sun. Unfortunately, accidents occur every summer as well, with boating accidents occurring for a variety of reasons.
A boat accident can have long-lasting consequences, ranging from post-traumatic stress to serious personal injury or even a loss of life. If you have been involved in a boating incident that resulted in personal injury or property damage, you could be entitled to compensation.
Boating Can Be Dangerous
Many people underestimate the risks of operating a personal watercraft like a jet ski or fishing boat, which can lead to negligent or risky behaviour that results in a boating accident.
Wynperle Law represents boating accident victims that have been injured as a result of the carelessness or recklessness of another boat driver. Every person injured in a boating accident has the right to sue and claim damages for pain and suffering, past and future income loss, expenses incurred, and cost of care.
If you or a loved one has suffered a boat accident injury then you should consult with an experienced boating accident lawyer as soon as possible.
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Wynperle Law – Boat Accident Lawyers You Can Trust
Personal watercraft, such as power boats, fishing boats and jet skis, do not provide the same level of safety as motor vehicles. In addition, the lakes and rivers of Ontario do not have the same monitoring and police presence that drivers are accustomed to. What’s more, boating safety rules are also quite different to the rules of the road.
Because of this relative unfamiliarity, along with the fact that some power boaters travel at very high speeds, this eventually leads to collisions with other boats, or even a swimmer in open water. It’s easy to understand why boating accidents can result in devastating personal injuries.
An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you deal with the accident, as well as the complicated insurance issues surrounding boat accidents.
When assessing a potential claim, insurance companies often have their own interests in mind, not yours. To protect your interests, you should consult with an experienced lawyer if you suspect that your insurance company is trying to downplay your situation.
At Wynperle Law, our team has extensive experience with personal injury claims and knows how to deal with insurance companies. If you are involved in an accident that results in property damage, our lawyers will make sure you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
Personal Injury Compensation
If you have suffered an injury as a result of a boating accident, our recommendation is to seek medical attention and contact police right away. The boating accident should be reported, so police can conduct the appropriate investigations.
You could be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but taking legal action sooner, rather than later, is critical to making your case.
Injuries from boat accidents can have long-term consequences, which might affect your ability to work, earning potential and quality of life. Lawyers know this, and know that victims are entitled to compensation that will allow them to handle the kind of long-term emotional and financial difficulties that arise out of this kind of event.
The Wynperle Law team will make sure that your rights and interests are protected throughout the legal process, so you can get the compensation you deserve.
What Causes Boating Accidents?
Boating accidents on the waterways of Ontario can take many forms and have many different causes. Boat collisions are the most common incident, and they tend to result for the following reasons:
Popular boating destinations throughout Ontario bring out many inexperienced boaters, some of whom do not have the required boat operator license. Although accidents can happen for many reasons, they are much more likely to occur if someone does not have the appropriate level of training or experience for the watercraft they operate.
Open waterways don’t have the same physical infrastructure or signalling as the road system, which can lead to a lack of responsible driving habits. Bad habits lead to dangerous situations.
Because many people are accustomed to the speeds of the highways in Ontario, it can lead to a false sense of security when operating watercraft at high speeds. Being lulled into a sense of security related to a misunderstanding of your actual speed is the cause of many boat collisions.
Just as it is with road vehicles, alcohol is a leading cause of problems on the water. Operating a watercraft under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is prohibited, but some people engage in these activities nonetheless.
Mechanical or electrical issues can seriously compromise the safety of both small and large boats. If a boat’s navigation lights stop working, for example, around dusk it creates an elevated risk of a collision with other watercraft
If You Have Been a Boating Accident Victim, Contact Wynperle Law
No matter how complex your boat accident injury situation might seem, the Wynperle Law team will be able to explain your rights, defend your interests and help you get compensation. Our staff ensures you are protected and receive the accident benefits you deserve.
A Wynperle lawyer is ready to take your case, help you find the right support services and represent you in court.