Boating Accidents

Hundreds of people are injured in serious boating, personal watercraft and Jet Ski accidents every year. Common boating accidents in the Ontario area include collisions with other boats, slip and fall accidents, sinking and disappearances. Enjoying the water should be a safe, relaxing and fun experience for everyone, and a majority of boating injuries can be avoided with proper safety precautions.

The operator of a boat, and its owner, has a duty to exercise care in order to prevent injuries to passengers and other boaters.

A boating accident can happen for many reasons including recklessness, inexperience, mechanical malfunction, lack of safety warning, defects in the boat or PWC, use of alcohol, and unexpected weather or water conditions. Boating accidents can also happen as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning in an enclosed space on a boat. Injuries range from minor scrapes to broken bones, head injuries, coma and drowning.

Unfortunately, there were 20 fatalities in Ontario in 2014 related to boating accidents. Of those 20 deaths, 17 victims were not wearing a life jacket at the time. At Cariati Law, we remind you to be safe out there on the water, and enjoy Ontario’s beautiful lakes and rivers responsibly.


If you or your family has been injured in a boating accident caused by someone else’s fault, call the experienced Toronto, Mississuaga and Hamilton Boating Accident lawyers of Cariati Law right away. Cariati Law can help you with a claim for compensation for injury, wrongful death, property damage or loss from any of type of boating accident, where negligence was involved.

Each and every Ontario, Canada injury & disability lawyer at our firm is innovative, aggressive and result-oriented when serving the diverse legal needs of our clients. Our lawyers are committed to protecting your rights. When injured, make one call to Cariati Law.

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