In the waters near New Waterford, boating accidents caused by the negligence of other boat drivers often have fatal outcomes. If a boat operator prioritizes their own pleasure over the safety of others, unsuspecting accident victims can lose their lives in traumatic collisions. Those who survive severe boat accidents often sustain serious injuries that have all-encompassing effects on their overall qualities of life.
When the force of a high-speed collision jettisons boat passengers into the water, they could lose their lives by drowning. If an accident victim manages to survive being trapped underwater for more than a few minutes, they could develop anoxic brain injuries.
Similar to the effect of severe traumatic brain injuries, anoxic brain injuries have the potential to severely impact boating accident victims physically, cognitively, behaviourally, and psychologically. As a result, injured boating accident victims who have sustained anoxic brain injuries may struggle maintaining their jobs, their social relationships, and their independence. Symptoms of severe anoxic brain injuries can include:
- Anomia: linguistic difficulties, including inability to find the right word, confusing similar sounding words, failure to understand common words, etc.
- Ataxia: lack of coordination
- Apraxia: inability to perform familiar physical tasks (i.e. brushing teeth, using utensils, etc.)
- Quadriparesis: weakness of arms and legs
- Difficulty processing visual information
- Difficulty reasoning, making decisions, synthesizing information
- And more
Anoxic brain injuries sustained in boating accidents caused by a negligent boat driver can have profound, far-reaching, and permanent effects on an accident victim’s life, their ability to continue carrying out the duties of their jobs, and their capacity to maintain personal relationships. In addition to this form of permanent brain damage, the survivors of traumatic accidents could sustain a whole host of other physical injuries, ranging in severity from moderate to catastrophic.
Across the country, the operators of pleasure crafts have a responsibility to comply with national safety guidelines and drive their boats with a reasonable degree of caution. By doing so, responsible boat drivers take proactive measures to reduce the risk of fatal and/or injurious collisions on the water. Failure to uphold their legally required duty of care by violating any number of marine laws could be considered negligence. Common examples of negligence that often result in boating 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
If you sustained compensable injuries in a collision caused by a boat driver’s negligence, our boating accident lawyers serving New Waterford may be able to help you pursue a civil claim against the at-fault party whose wrongful conduct caused your collision to occur. By doing so, our New Waterford boating accident lawyers may be able to help you recover damages you incurred as a result of the injuries you sustained
To discuss your case and learn about legal options for financial recovery that may be available to you, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers today and receive a free initial consultation with our boating accident lawyers serving New Waterford.
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During a cost-free, no-obligation first meeting with our New Waterford boating accident lawyers, you will have the opportunity to review how your accident took place, ask important questions, receive the benefit of our legal advice, and learn about options that may be available based on the circumstances of your accident.
To take advantage of your free initial consultation, contact our boating accident lawyers serving New Waterford today.