Have you been seriously injured in a marine or boating accident due to the negligence or misconduct of another? If so, you may wish to seek professional legal assistance in determining if you have a personal injury case and following through with legal recourse.
According to Canadian statistics, as many as nine million Canadians participate in recreational water activities each year. About 200 Canadians will die in accidents on the water. In 2010 alone, 133 people in Canada died from boating accidents and approximately 6,000 people suffered non-fatal injuries.
More marine accidents happen on a pleasure craft rather than on a cargo ship or commercial vessel. These include small boats, jet skis or wave runners. An accident can happen while fishing, water skiing, parasailing or diving.
Those who operate boats on waterways have a responsibility to do so safely in order to prevent accidents and maintain the safety of not only their passengers, but others in the area. When they are irresponsible, they may be held liable for the injuries that may result from accidents caused by their negligence or misconduct.
Causes of Marine Accidents
Unfortunately, a large number of boating accidents could be prevented. Alcohol is commonly a factor in such accidents. Other factors that may cause a marine accident include failure to utilize a proper life jacket, an inexperienced operator, inattention and simple carelessness.
Negligence aboard a water craft can be devastating and have a lasting impact on you and your loved ones. Many types of injuries are associated with marine accidents, including near-drowning, brain injuries, broken bones, internal injuries, and more.
There are different laws and complexities involved with boating accidents in comparison to other types of personal injury. At Martin G. Schulz & Associates, we understand and care for our clients at these most fragile times. For guidance through the litigation process and to clarify your rights, contact the offices of Martin G. Schulz & Associates today. You will receive a free consultation and we will work with you to maximize your award and ensure you receive the best results possible. You deserve compensation for the losses you have suffered.