Boating Accidents

Personal Injury Lawyers representing Clients Injured in Boating Accidents

Boating is a pleasurable and popular summer-time leisure activity, and we see many boating and water enthusiasts happily taking advantage of Ontario’s lakes, bays, and waterways every year. Unfortunately, boating is not without its risks, and boating accidents sometimes happen, arising in a number of scenarios:

  • waterskiing
  • tubing
  • falling off the boat or onboard the boat
  • colliding with another boat
  • drinking & boating
  • careless driving
  • equipment failure
  • striking an underwater boulder
  • speeding
  • unlicensed or inexperienced boat operator

Helping You Make Sense of the Complexities of Boating Accident Claims

Boating accident claims differ from motor vehicle claims. One of the major distinctions between the two types of claims is that no-fault benefits are not available to boating accident victims in Ontario. Liability for personal injuries that occur while boating is governed by the Marine Liability Act. The Act and its Regulations set out various rules including: limitation periods, apportionment of liability, and maximum amounts payable.

If you’ve been involved in a boating accident, the personal injury lawyers at Derfel Injury Law will help you make sense of the rules and issues involved in boating accident claims, and will ensure you do not miss any important limitation periods. We will also ensure you are able to focus on your recovery while our team does the heavy lifting, fighting for maximum compensation for you and your family.

David Derfel and his team have over a decade of experience in the personal injury field, and approach each case with compassion and dedication. Our personal injury lawyers have a track-record of success, and you can trust us to skillfully shepherd your boating accident claim through the system while you focus on your recovery.

If you’ve been involved in a Boating Accident, contact Derfel Injury Law in Toronto for professional service and advice

Contact Derfel Injury Law to meet the personal injury lawyers and professional legal team who will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible resolution to your boating accident claim. For your conveninece, we have office locations in Toronto. Call us at 416.847.3580 to schedule a visit at the individual office closest to you or contact us using the form below.