Although most boaters on Canadian waterways and coastlines practice safe boating, far too many boaters fail to take restrictions seriously and end up causing potentially deadly accidents.
It is estimated that around 200 people die in boating accidents across Canada each year. And hundreds more are hospitalized due to serious boating-related injuries.
- Drinking while operating a boat is one of the main causes of boat accidents.
- Untrained crew members or operators also pose a threat in the water.
Boats that carry many passengers, such as boat tour vessels, are required to carry certain safety equipment on board in the event of an accident.
The Vancouver boat accident lawyers at Stephens and Holman have worked with families affected by boating tragedies, and our legal team has the resources to investigate and document circumstances surrounding the accident.
People found operating a boat in violation of the law that requires proof of competency on board at all times may be subject to strict penalties, as would anyone found violating the age restrictions.
If your loved one was injured or killed in a boating accident, trust our Vancouver accident lawyers to determine how negligence caused the accident. Once fault is determined, we will work to maximize your settlement so you can take care of the financial burdens an accident imposes.
The law firm you choose makes a difference. Call or email boat accident lawyers Stephens & Holman BEFORE you discuss your accident with an ICBC adjuster. You can meet with us for a free, no-obligation consultation and pay us only after you collect!