Boating in Restigouche County is a favourite recreational pastime. Each year, countless residents, summer visitors, tourists, and others navigate the region’s rivers and waterways for fishing trips, scenic views, and leisure. However, boating can be dangerous. Even the safest, most prepared and cautious boater is susceptible to injuries sustained in boating accidents.
Boating accidents can cause boat operators and passengers to acquire a host of injuries that may vary in severity based on the circumstances of the accident. A traumatic, high-speed collision between two boats on the water can lead to a number of injuries of varying degrees of severity. These injuries often include:
- 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
- Anoxic brain injuries
- And more
Accidents resulting in serious injuries on the water are often caused by the negligent behaviour of another boat operator. In this province, anyone who operates a boat is legally required to provide a duty of care to others. Therefore, boat operators must always take reasonable precautions to ensure other people’s safety and comply with local laws and boating rules in order to reduce the risk of causing another person physical harm.
Negligence occurs when boat operators fail to uphold their duty of care through a number of actions or inactions. The most common examples of boater negligence that could lead to serious accidents include operating the boat under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, distracted boating, boater inexperience or lack of certification, speeding, and more.
Wrongful and unlawful conduct behind a boat’s steering wheel can have fatal consequences. It can also cause unsuspecting strangers to acquire life-altering injuries, psychological trauma, and substantial financial losses. That is why, if a boat operator’s negligence led to an injurious collision with another boat, they may be responsible for financially compensating their accident victims for damages they have incurred because of their injuries.
If you were involved in a boating accident caused by another party’s negligence and sustained injuries as a result, our boating accident lawyers serving Restigouche County may be able to help in your pursuit of accountability and restitution. By working with our Restigouche County boating accident lawyers, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your financial losses arising from the accident.
Preszler Injury Lawyers are committed to fighting on behalf of injured members of the local community. Our Restigouche County boating accident lawyers have a history of pursuing legal action against negligent boat operators whose wrongful conduct has adversely impacted the lives of innocent accident victims. To learn if you may be eligible to file a civil claim against the at-fault party whose negligence led you to sustain injuries in a boating accident, book a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers.
Free Consultation for Restigouche County Residents – We Don’t Get Paid Unless We Win
During a free, no-obligation initial meeting with our boating accident lawyers serving Restigouche County, you will have the opportunity to discuss the circumstances of your accident, ask important questions, and learn about options for financial recovery that may be available to you.
To learn if you may be entitled to financial compensation for damages you incurred or will incur in the future, schedule a free first meeting with our Restigouche County boating accident lawyers.