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Marine Accidents – Denver Personal Injury Attorney

Marine Accidents - Denver Personal Injury Lawyers - Burg Simpson

Colorado’s not exactly known for its water sports. For good reason, since it’s a landlocked state and the second-driest in the country. Despite the fact that less than 0.5 percent of Colorado is covered in water, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reports that 85,730 private water vessels were registered with the state last year. With that many boats crammed into such small bodies of water in such a small window – 16 weeks or so out of the year – accidents are bound to happen. If you’ve suffered injuries in a boating accident, call our Colorado personal injury attorneys at 303-792-5595 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation form while there is still time.

Then there’s the lack of licensure: No permit or license is required to operate a boat with an engine in Colorado. However, state law does require that operators be at least 16 years old, with the exception of anyone between 14 and 16 who’s passed an approved boating safety course and has been subsequently certified. This is critical since roughly 98 percent of boat operators who get into an accident had no boat safety education.

In Colorado, the top three primary causes of boat accidents are:

  • Careless/reckless operation.
  • Operator inattention.
  • Passenger/skier behavior.

The top three accident types were:

  • Collision with another vessel.
  • Flooding/swamping.
  • Capsizing.

If you or a loved one have been injured in any type of marine accident, you deserve compensation for your injuries. Burg Simpson wants to help you. Contact one of our Colorado personal injury lawyers today by filing out a Free Case Evaluation form with the details of your accident.

Marine accidents can take many forms and involve a range of damage types. Some of the most important factors to take into account when reviewing an accident involving water vessels include:

  • Whether the boat or boats involved are private or commercial.
  • The function of the owners and operators of the vessels.
  • The type of accident.
  • The damages incurred.
  • Whether any injuries were suffered in the course of employment.
  • Where the accident occurred.

Burg Simpson is dedicated to holding negligent boaters accountable for their actions. Reach out to our Denver personal injury lawyers FREE for help with your case before it’s too late.

What are the particular factors that could affect my claim?

When reviewing your case, you need to consider the type or types of watercraft involved, whether the accident happened in the course of employment, who owns and operates the marine vessels involved, among other factors.

The laws governing marine accidents differ from those that govern motor vehicle accidents, so it’s critical you have a personal injury lawyer experienced in dealing with marine cases. Contact us for free!

What kind of damages can I recover?

You could be entitled to receive compensation for medical costs, ongoing care, funeral costs, lost wages and future income potential, pain and suffering, punitive damages, depending on the circumstances surrounding your case.

What if I my injury took place on a cruise ship?

Cruise ship cases can be incredibly complex. Cruise ship operators may have special provisions written into their contracts that require claimants to file any claims against them in a different state, and your contract could also include other provisions that make it even more difficult to file your case.

That’s why it can be particularly important that you seek experienced a Denver personal injury attorney as soon as possible after you receive medical attention so that you have the best possible chance to seek fair compensation for your injuries.

CONTACT A BURG SIMPSON DENVER INJURY ATTORNEY NOW

Our experienced Colorado personal injury lawyers have over 40 years of experience. We’re here to help you rebuild your life and, in the process, help punish negligent or reckless boaters. Marine accidents present a unique set of circumstances – and difficulties – so don’t risk everything by trying to handle the case yourself or by relying on an injury attorney not experienced in this field. Fill out our FREE Evaluation Form here or call Burg Simpson right now at 303-792-5595.

Alan K. Simpson Argues For a 28th Amendment

 August 16, 2017

Alan K. Simpson Argues For a 28th Amendment

Are corporation’s people? It might sound like a simple question, but it’s one the U.S. Supreme Court answered in the affirmative when it handed down its landmark Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision in 2010. That 5-4 ruling struck down a prohibition against certain election communications by nonprofits, corporations, labor unions, and other associations…. Read more »

Michael S. Burg Blasts Supreme Court Big Pharma Ruling

 August 15, 2017

Michael S. Burg Blasts Supreme Court Big Pharma Ruling

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Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Attorneys Recognized in 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©

 August 15, 2017

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Attorneys Recognized in 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©

  Twenty-Three Attorneys Were Listed in The Best Lawyers in America ® 2018 Four Attorneys Listed as 2018 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” In Their Practice Area and Region August 15, 2017 (Denver, CO) – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, is proud to announce several… Read more »

Weyerhaeuser Floor Joists Could Be Poisoning Your Home

 August 9, 2017

Weyerhaeuser Floor Joists Could Be Poisoning Your Home

August 9, 2017 (Denver, CO) – Thousands of new homes may be uninhabitable due to excessive levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, found in the joists of finished and unfinished basements. Homeowners and construction workers have reported feeling ill, with burning eyes and respiratory issues, after exposure to hazardous levels of formaldehyde present in these… Read more »

Traumatic Brain Injuries – Denver Injury Lawyer – Burg Simpson

 August 16, 2017

What you Should Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries

Few things can change – or end – a life as quickly as a Traumatic Brain Injury. TBIs play a role in nearly a third of injury deaths in the United States. More than 150 people die every day as a result of these devastating injuries, which works out to more than 50,000 fatalities annually…. Read more »

Underride Accidents – Denver Injury Attorney – Burg Simpson

 August 9, 2017

What are the Dangers of Truck Underride Accidents?

In 2004, 26-year-old Roya Sadigh and her fiancé were on their way home for Thanksgiving in a blizzard. Their car hit a patch of ice, spun out of control, and slid beneath a tractor-trailer. The truck’s rear wheels ran over the car, crushing it. Sadigh died before she could make it to the hospital. These… Read more »

Car Accident and Grief - Denver Injury Attorney – Burg Simpson

 August 3, 2017

How Can You Put a Price on Grief After an Accident?

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Personal Injury Case with a Minor – Denver Injury Lawyer – Burg Simpson

 August 2, 2017

What If a Personal Injury Case Involves a Minor?

The law treats minors differently than adults in many cases. Personal injury cases are no exception. For example, did you know that when a minor is injured in Colorado, the statute of limitations – which can be one, two, or three years from the time of the injury, depending on the case – does not… Read more »

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

 May 3, 2016

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

A Ring of Fire first! Host Farron Cousins talks to former Senator Alan Simpson in a unique opportunity on Ring of Fire to speak with a Republican about the current state of the Republican Party.

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

CBS 4 in Denver highlights Burg Simpson attorney Michael S. Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Denver’s Radio 850KOA ran a news story about Michael Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

Trial Talk magazine

 November 18, 2015

Trial Talk: Cross Appeal? Now What?

Burg Simpson Attorney and Shareholder Diane Vaksdal Smith’s article, published in CTLA’s Trial Talk, April/May 2015, addresses specifics of appellate practice and procedure. Download full article PDF

The Trial Lawyer Magazine

 November 18, 2015

Homebuilders v. Homeowners

Threats to Shift an Already Tilted Playing Field More in Favor of Homebuilders Burg Simpson attorneys Jennifer A. Seidman and Ronald M. Sandgrund examine what could happen if lawmakers allow builders to take advantage of and mischaracterize the causes of the Great Recession’s lingering effects, and the facts regarding the real causes of the decline… Read more »

Pop Culture

 November 18, 2015

Part IV – Does Popular Culture Influence Lawyers, Judges, and Juries?

TV and Movies – What We Love and Love to Hate Twelve Angry Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, the O.J. Simpson debacle…do these movies and televised lawsuits influence decision makers? Burg Simpson attorney Ronald M. Sandgrund continues the panel series dialogue, with Part IV addressing TV and movies. Download full article PDF

Pop Culture Part 3

 November 18, 2015

Part III – Does Popular Culture Influence Lawyers, Judges, and Juries?

Managing Popular Culture’s Influence Popular culture generally has been defined as “culture based on the tastes of ordinary people rather than an educated elite.” Part III investigates whether popular culture may be undermining the rule of law. Burg Simpson attorney Ronald M. Sandgrund mediates this panel article. Download full article PDF

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