Boating Accidents

Ontarians own more pleasure craft than residents of any other province. Mishaps on the water can seriously affect the lives and livelihoods of boating enthusiasts. Many of these unfortunate incidents occur in Greater Hamilton and South Western Ontario area, thanks to their proximity to the many lakes throughout these areas.

Aside from illnesses associated with prolonged exposure to cold water (such as hypothermia) and the danger of drowning or near-drowning, a boating accident can result in broken bones, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, torn ligaments and chronic back and neck conditions that require ongoing treatment.

The effects of a boating accident can severely curtail an injury victim’s income earning potential, lessen quality of life and diminish his or her ability to perform as a member of a family or household. These setbacks can bring on a sense of despondency and helplessness that can paralyze a person emotionally and economically.

At Mackesy Smye, we have the expertise and the resources to make certain that Ontario boating accident victims receive the restitution they deserve. If you have been injured in a speed boat accident, jet boat accident, fishing boat accident or any other type of boat crash, or if you have lost a family member in a fatal boat accident, our law firm can help by furnishing the advice and the skilled negotiators and litigators to ensure that you receive all due consideration from insurers and municipal or provincial authorities.

If involved in a boat accident or boat crash you need an experienced accident lawyer.

During the course of your free consultation with a Mackesy Smye lawyer, we will examine the nuances of your potential claim. Unlike car accidents, boating accident claims are governed by the Marine Liability Act which makes this a very specialized field of personal injury law. Fortunately, Mackesy Smye’s team of personal injury professionals includes lawyers who are experienced in this area of law.

We will ensure you that receive the maximum compensation allowable under the Marine Liability Act.

An Estimated 12.4 Million Canadians Went Boating In 2015

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