When people fail to consider the consequences of their actions, lives can be lost and serious injuries can be sustained. If a negligent boat operator drives their vessel in an unsafe manner, they put the lives of their boat’s occupants and the passengers of other pleasure crafts at risk.

In the waters near Port Hawkesbury, the wrongful behaviour of negligent boat drivers can lead to serious accidents with serious consequences. Throughout the country, boat operators are legally required to take reasonable precautions to protect the safety of others and drive their vessels in accordance with national marine laws. If the operator of a pleasure craft violates marine laws and a boating accident ensues as a result, they may be considered negligent.  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

When high-speed boats collide with other vessels or stationary objects, their passengers could be thrown overboard where they may lose their lives by drowning. Those who survive a serious collision on the water often sustain a number of traumatic injuries of varying degrees of severity. 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

Boat drivers who prioritize their own pleasure over the safety and well-being of others could have profound, far-reaching effects on the lives of accident victims injured because of their negligence. In these cases, negligent boat drivers should be held accountable for the adverse effects of their wrongful actions.

That is why, if you were injured in a boating accident caused by someone else’s failure to uphold their duty of care, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our boating accident lawyers serving Port Hawkesbury may be able to help you recover compensation for damages you incurred because of the injuries you sustained in your collision.

If you are eligible to pursue legal action against the at-fault boat operator whose negligence caused your injurious collision to occur, our Port Hawkesbury boating accident lawyers may be able to fight on your behalf to help you recover the maximum amount of damages to which you might be entitled.

To review the details of your case with our boating accident lawyers serving Port Hawkesbury, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today and schedule a free initial consultation.

Free Consultation for Port Hawkesbury Residents – We Don’t Get Paid Unless We Win

Recreational boat drivers who engage in negligent conduct while operating their vessels could jeopardize the physical health, emotional well-being, and financial stability of other community members for years to come. Those irresponsible parties whose negligence leads to injury-causing collisions should be held accountable for their wrongful actions.

To learn how our Port Hawkesbury boating accident lawyers may be able to help you recover the justice and compensation you deserve, take advantage of your free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers today.


Our injury lawyers are available 24/7 to discuss your injury and/or disability case. Speak directly with a lawyer today for a FREE initial consultation

Call UsFill out a form downE-mail Us


All of Nova Scotia & New Brunswick