Why You Need a Boating Accident Lawyer
If you spend time on our lakes and rivers the chances are you own or enjoy the use of a boat for pleasure sailing, motoring, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and waterskiing or you swim, dive or raft in an area where there are motor or sailboats. No matter the circumstances leading up to your watersport related injury, you are entitled to full medical benefits, care and compensation, which is why it’s vital to consult with a personal injury lawyer. These claims are governed by legislation known as the Marine Liability Act and Canada Shipping Act. The vast majority of claims that we see each year involve injury from pleasure craft accidents. These are vessels that are rated under the legislation by weight. The law used to limit these claims to a maximum of $1,000,000, but recent amendments in 2023 to the law increased the limit to $1,500,000 as the maximum amount the operator of a pleasurecraft will be legally obligated to pay a victim. This increase is a good thing for boating accident victims but if they are catastrophically injured, this increase may not be enough to properly compensate the victim.
What Your Boating Accident Lawyer Will Do
The law relating to boating accidents is governed by legislation such as the Marine Liability Act and Canada Shipping Act. The claims can be complex and should only be handled by lawyers that have experience such as the lawyers at Himelfarb Proszanski. We have litigated numerous marine accident cases over the years securing our clients with significant settlements.
Coupled with this is the fact that the only water vessels requiring a Pleasure Craft Operator’s License or boat license are those with motors and Boater’s Insurance is not mandatory in Ontario. Often time boats are covered under Homeowner’s Insurance policies – but not always; nor are all boat operators licensed or even own the boat. This presents a complex set of problems when assigning responsibility to recoup losses. This is why you need to hire one of our lawyers right away to investigate these issues and determine your course of action. If you have been injured in a boating accident you need a Boating Accident Lawyer on your side.
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How it Works
Our boating accident lawyer will move quickly to secure the accident benefits that you are entitled to for your accident. Notify your insurance company immediately after you’ve been involved in a boating or watercraft accident of any kind. Your HIMPRO Boating Accident Lawyer and our team of legal and non-legal professionals will investigate and document everything surrounding the accident to lay the basis for your claims for full medical benefits and financial compensation including, but not limited to, loss of income during your recovery period however long it might be.
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Why Choose HIMPRO?
Himelfarb Proszanski is a leading law firm with full service personal injury lawyers.We have been recognized by Best Lawyers and have the highest rating, AV Preeminent, from Martindale-Hubbell. We provide a combined century of trial experience which has led to the successful settlement of over 10,000 cases with combined settlement value in excess of 3/4 billion dollars. And finally, we’re the only firm to offer you the HIMPRO Advantage™.
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