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With thousands of rivers and lakes throughout Ontario, boating is a favourite pastime during the summer months. Sadly, while a leisurely ride on the water can be a great way to unwind, boating 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 a majority of boating accidents involve alcohol, inattention, inexperience, speeding, or a combination of the four. In some cases, this negligence can be fatal or cause massive property damage.

Long-Term Impact

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 We 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, your case will have a stronger defense 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 closure and appropriate restitution. Contact the Tierney Stauffer team today to request a free consultation and get started.

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Every lawyer on the Tierney Stauffer LLP team has years of experience. We pride ourselves on efficient, dedicated service tailored to your needs. Our entire legal family is here to help with your case, so don't hesitate to reach out to us today for expert guidance.

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