Trust an Experienced Boating Accident Lawyer From DWA Law

A boating accident can have long-lasting consequences, ranging from post-traumatic stress to serious personal injury, and even loss of life. If you were involved in a boating accident and sustained a personal injury or property damage, you could be entitled to compensation.

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Boating Can Be Dangerous

Every summer, boating and personal watercraft activities are extremely popular in Ontario due to the huge number of great lakes and rivers. Day trips, family outings, and fishing expeditions serve as a way to escape from everyday routines and provide much needed relaxation. Unfortunately, boat accidents also occur with alarming regularity during the warmer months, most often due to boater inexperience or improper boating practices.

DWA Law represents boating accident victims that have been injured as a result of the carelessness or recklessness of another boat driver. Every person injured in such an accident has the right to sue and claim damages for their pain and suffering, past and future income losses, expenses incurred, and costs of care.

If you or a loved one has suffered a boat accident injury, you should consult experienced boating accident lawyers as soon as possible.

DWA Law – Boat Accident Lawyers You Can Trust

Personal watercraft, such as power boats, fishing boats and jet skis, do not provide the same level of safety as motor vehicles. At the same time, the lakes and rivers of Ontario do not have the same monitoring and police presence that drivers are accustomed to. What’s more, boating safety rules are also quite different to the rules of the road. All of which increase the chances of accidents occurring.

Because of the relative unfamiliarity people have with watercraft, along with the fact that some boats travel at very high speeds, collisions with other boats, or even swimmers in open water, do happen. And it’s easy to understand why these boating accidents often result in devastating personal injuries.

An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you deal with the accident, as well as the complicated insurance issues associated with boating accident claims.

Insurance Claims

At DWA Law, our team has extensive personal injury law experience and knows how to deal with insurance companies. If you have been involved in a boating incident that resulted in property damage, our lawyers will do everything possible to help you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

It’s important to remember insurance companies have an interest in protecting their bottom line, which means they can be reluctant to accept insurance claims. Consequently, if you’ve experienced an injury or costly damage and are considering initiating a claim with your insurance company, it could be in your best interests to obtain legal counsel. Although insurance policies offer financial protection following an incident, insurance companies may not always have their clients’ best interests in mind when assessing a potential claim.

Personal Injury Compensation

If you have suffered an injury as a result of a boating accident, our recommendation is to seek medical attention and contact police right away. The boating accident should be reported, so police can conduct the appropriate investigations.

An injury from a boat accident, such as a spinal cord injury, can have long-term consequences, which might affect your ability to work, your earning potential and your quality of life. Lawyers know this. They also know that victims are entitled to compensation that will allow them to handle the kind of long-term physical, emotional and financial difficulties that arise from this kind of event.

Personal injury lawyers from DWA Law are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.

What Causes Boating Accidents?

Boating accidents on the waterways of Ontario can take many forms and have many different causes. Boat collisions are the most common incident, and they tend to happen for the following reasons:


Popular boating destinations throughout Ontario bring out many inexperienced boaters, some of whom do not have the required boat operator license. Although accidents can happen for many reasons, they are much more likely to occur if someone does not have the appropriate level of training or experience with the watercraft they are operating.


Open waterways don’t have the same physical infrastructure or signaling as the road system, which can lead to a lack of responsible driving habits. Bad habits lead to dangerous situations.


Because many people are accustomed to the speeds of the highways in Ontario, it can lead to a false sense of security when operating a watercraft at high speeds. Being lulled into a sense of security and misunderstanding your actual speed causes many boat collisions.


Just as it is with road vehicles, alcohol is a leading cause of problems on the water. Operating a watercraft under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is prohibited, but some people engage in these activities nonetheless and put others at risk.

Mechanical Problems

Mechanical or electrical issues can seriously compromise the safety of both small and large boats. If a boat’s navigation lights stop working around dusk, for example, it increases the risk of a collision with other watercraft.

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If You Have Been a Boating Accident Victim, Contact DWA Law

A boat accident injury can understandably leave you feeling lost and overwhelmed. Fortunately, the DWA Law team has years of experience in dealing with these complex matters.

Our personal injury lawyers will thoroughly explain your rights, fight for your accident benefits claims and help you seek compensation for your losses.