Hundreds and thousands of people every year directly or indirectly are involved in boating accidents every year. Canada Coast Guard only 5 to 10 percent of non-fatal boating accidents are reported. Recreational boaters need to be educated that any boating accident that involves a fatality injuries requiring medical treatment beyond first aid or property damage over $500 must be reported to the nearest state boating authority.
What Does Michael Dadson offer?
Reports Must Be Filed Within
- 48 hours of the occurrence if a person dies within on day (24 hours of the accident)
- 48 hours if a person is injured and medical treatment beyond first aid is required
- 10 days if there is only damage to the vessel and/or property
- The form is usually filled out by the operator of the boat unless the operator is physically unable to complete the form. If that is the case then the owner of the vessel must submit the form. If the owner and operator are one in the same and physically unable a family member or other witness may complete the form.
- To obtain the forms and/or to report the accident call the state where the vessel number was issued or the state where the casualty or accident occurred if different.
Why Boat Accident Lawyer?
- Preliminary file preparation and investigation
- Assistance with your “no- fault” or other benefits
- Documentation of damages
- Final documentation and settlement demand
- Settlement negotiation or lawsuit
- istribution and payment of the proceeds of your case
Area We Serve
Boat Accident Lawyer in British Columbia
- Langley Township
Boat Accident Lawyer in Vancouver
- Fernie, BC
- Nelson, BC
- Squamish, BC
- Ucluelet, BC
- Coombs, BC
- Castlegar, BC
- Cowichan Bay, BC
Boat Accident Lawyer in Surrey
- North Surrey
- South Surrey
- Port Mann
- Pitt Meadows
- New Westminster
- White Rock