Exploring the beautiful coastline near Antigonish from a boat can be a serene, relaxing, recreational activity. However, like any motorized vehicle, boats can be dangerous. When their operators violate marine laws or engage in unsafe behaviour, their negligence can lead to serious boating accidents with serious outcomes.

Throughout the country, the people who operate boats are required to do so safely and in accordance with national marine laws. Pleasure craft operators owe a duty of care to their own passengers as well as the occupants of other boats. If a boat operator fails to fulfill this duty of care through a number of actions, inactions, errors, or other violations of marine laws, their negligence could lead to a collision with another vessel or stationary object. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, unsuspecting passengers could lose their lives by drowning, or sustain severe injuries.

If a boat operator’s negligence causes an accident in which someone else sustains compensable injuries, the at-fault boat driver may be responsible for providing the injured accident victim with financial compensation for damages they incurred as a result of their wrongful conduct. Common examples of boat driver negligence that often leads to injury-causing accidents include:

  • Operating the boat under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Distracted driving
  • Reckless boat operation
  • Excessive speeding
  • Operating the boat without proper credentials
  • Failing to comply with right-of-way rules
  • And more

Because of another boat operator’s negligence, accident victims who survive traumatic collisions on the water often sustain serious injuries, many of which may cause permanent, irreparable harm. These injuries frequently include:

  • Concussions
  • Anoxic brain injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Sprains, strains and musculoskeletal injuries
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Whiplash and other soft-tissue injuries
  • Strains and sprains
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Facial and dental injuries
  • Traumatic amputations
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • And more

If the negligence of another boat operator caused a collision in which you sustained injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. Our boating accident lawyers serving Antigonish are passionate about helping injured accident survivors in the community recover the justice and restitution they deserve.

Depending on the circumstances of your collision, our Antigonish boating accident lawyers  may be able to help you pursue a civil claim against the at-fault boat driver whose negligence caused your injurious accident. By doing so, our boating accident lawyers serving Antigonish may be able to help you recover damages you have incurred as a result of your accident-related injuries.

To discuss the circumstances of your collision and receive the benefit of personalized legal advice, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers to schedule a free initial consultation with our Antigonish boating accident lawyers.

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Our boating accident lawyers serving Antigonish appreciate the toll a near-fatal collision on the water can take on an injured accident victim physically, emotionally, and financially. If you sustained compensable injuries because of someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to pursue legal action against them.

To review the details of your case with our Antigonish boating accident lawyers and learn how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to provide you with assistance, book your free initial consultation today.

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