Sailboats and powerboats are a common sight on Ontario’s lakes and rivers, and can be a great source of fun and amusement. However, people often underestimate the damage that can occur when an impaired driver takes the wheel and causes a serious boating accident.
Impaired boating on the water can be just as dangerous as impaired or negligent driving on the road. Boating accidents can have severe consequences, resulting in tragic outcomes such as serious personal injury, emotional trauma or even death by drowning. If you or a loved one has suffered from a boating accident as a result of a boat driver who is drunk, distracted or reckless, you are entitled to compensation for your personal injuries.
Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with Pace Law Firm’s boat accident lawyers immediately and find out how much compensation you may be owed.
Boating Safety Rules And Regulations
Boating in Ontario is governed by provincial rules and regulations — including equipment standards, rules and rights of way and licensing and registration requirements. Before boarding a sailboat or powerboat as a passenger or driver, make sure to consider the boating requirements necessary to stay safe on the water.
Experienced Legal Help
Pace Law lawyers have significant experience representing victims of boating accidents. We can help if you have been injured in accidents involving:
- Reckless and careless boaters;
- Inexperienced boaters;
- Alcohol-related incidents;
- Malfunctioning equipment;
- Speeding power boaters; and
- Careless boat owners/operators.
Speak to a boat accident injury lawyer and find out how much compensation you are owed for your personal injury and property damage.
Practice Safe Boating!
The Canadian Safe Boating Council recommends five key steps in protecting yourself while boating:
- Wear Your Lifejacket
- Don’t Drink and Boat
- Take a Boating Course
- Be Prepared
- Beware of Cold Water Risks
Protecting Your Rights
Pace Law Firm’s expert team of boat accident lawyers in Toronto will make sure your rights are protected. Whether your serious injuries have been caused by an impaired driver or by a mechanical issue with the boat itself, you are eligible for accident benefits and Pace Law Firm is here to help.
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