Windsor Ontario Boating Accident Lawyer
Unfortunately, boating accidents in Ontario occur every year because people underestimate the dangers of operating boats. Many preventable injuries and fatalities also occur because someone neglected to wear a life jacket, or someone operated a vessel while under the influence of alcohol.
Common Causes of Boating Accidents
- Operating at high speed
- Collisions with other boats
- Dangerous or inattentive operation of a boat
- Defective boat design or repair
- Operation under the influence
According to the Life Saving Society of Canada, on average, 140 Canadians drown in boating incidents each year. Transport Canada has some excellent tips for safe boating.
ATV & SNOWMOBILE ACCIDENT
ATV and snowmobile accidents often occur when careless or distracted operators collide with other riders. Often, ATV operators are not given proper training or warnings before being allowed to operate the vehicle. Young or inexperienced operators are often unaware of how fast ATVs and snowmobiles can travel, or how they move and respond very differently than cars.
Many models of ATVs and snowmobiles have been subject to voluntary or mandatory recalls. Design flaws can contribute to an increased risk of injury while operating the vehicle. If the brakes fail or the tires malfunction, you may be thrown from the vehicle and suffer serious injuries. If hills or uneven ground is not approached properly, ATVs can flip or roll, trapping the riders beneath them.
UNLICENSED / UNTRAINED OPERATOR
Although operation of all marine vessels and pleasure craft require a Boat Operators License, it can be tempting for unlicensed operators to borrow a boat for a day of fun on the water. ATVs and snowmobiles also requiring licensing for on-road operation. All of these vehicles require training and have age-restrictions for operation. Driving a pleasure vehicle without a license or proper training can result in serious injury or death.
If you’ve been injured as a result of a boating accident or an accident involving an ATV or Snowmobile, contact Peter Curran and the team at Curran Law Firm to find out more about the benefits and compensation which may be available to you.
Free consultations are available. Curran Law Firm operates on a contingency fee basis, which means that they don’t get paid until you do. Email or call us at 519-250-5552.
Serving Windsor, Leamington, Sarnia, Huron County and Bruce County.