What to Do If You Have Been Injured in a Boating Accident

Fun on the water is a Canadian tradition, with our ample lakes and waterways proving to be playgrounds for watercraft ranging from the sea-doos to party yachts.  With all that fun comes dangers as well, and boating can be littered with hazards.   For those unlucky enough to be injured in a boating accident the first step is always to seek medical attention.  However, as that progresses and any immediate dangers to health are tended to, questions start to rise in the mind.  What really happened out there?  Who’s really responsible for this injury?  Should I be forced to shoulder the entire burden of its effect on my health and well-being myself if I’m not the one responsible?

Those are questions that deserve to be answered.  How they are answered may tell you if it’s time for you to seek recompense for your injuries.  Here is some legal knowledge that might help you understand if retaining legal counsel might be the right move.

While some boating accidents are truly pure accidents – no one is really at fault – this is rarely the case.  Most boating, or vehicular accidents, are caused by either a disregard for reasonable conduct or a failure to act responsibly.  This can range from anything between failing to ensure all passengers were wearing life jackets or other safety equipment to jetting down a river at high speed regardless of the safety of others using the waterway.  Think about what happened, and if you can’t remember, find another who may have witnessed the incident – if someone else is truly at fault than you should gather as much information as you can.

Remember, if you have received bodily injury and believe you have been wronged and deserve compensation, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to see where your case might stand.  Don’t wait, take action and seek what you deserve by contacting Conte Associates at 1-877-614-0008. Based in Vaughan and Whitby, Conte & Associates works with clients in Whitby/Oshawa, and in the following cities in Ontario: Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Clarington, Newcastle, Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Port Perry, Belleville, and Peterborough.

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