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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 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 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 us now 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 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.

Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition Winners Honored at Annual Dinner

 April 24, 2018

Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition Winners Honored at Annual Dinner

Our 2017-2018 Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition recipients were honored this past Thursday at our annual Scholarship Banquet. This year’s winners included: Elise Hegarty (Faith Christian Academy) Diana Barila (Longmont High School) Kelly Franson (D’Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School) Emilio D. Gómez (Regis Jesuit High School) Lucy Kane (Valor Christian High School) Andra Metcalfe (Mountain Vista High… Read more »

Burg Simpson Shareholder Mari K. Perczak Set to Speak at Construction Law Event

 April 19, 2018

Burg Simpson Shareholder Mari K. Perczak Set to Speak at Construction Law Event

Burg Simpson Shareholder Mari K. Perczak will be a featured panelist at a one-day Construction Law conference on April 30 at the Embassy Suites Denver. View the Construction Law event brochure here for information and scheduling. The continuing education event, sponsored by CLE International, is targeted at a variety of construction professionals, including attorneys, owners, contractors,… Read more »

Burg Simpson Beats Big Banks Again

 April 17, 2018

Burg Simpson Beats Big Banks Again

National trial firm Burg Simpson, known for its role in holding big banks accountable for their bad acts in the mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligation collapse of 2007-2008 where $7 trillion in worldwide wealth was lost, has prevailed against a big bank yet again. This time it was against UBS, in a FINRA securities… Read more »

Martindale-Hubbell Honors Nick D. Fogel

 April 16, 2018

Martindale-Hubbell Honors Nick D. Fogel

Industry awards are nice, but few mean as much as accolades from your own peers. That’s what shareholder Nick D. Fogel earned as he became the latest Burg Simpson attorney to receive a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, “awarded to only those lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability.” Only about 10… Read more »

Spinal Cord Injury– Denver Injury Attorney Denver Burg Simpson

 April 11, 2018

Surviving the First 90 Days After A Spinal Cord Injury

Every year in the United States, more than 17,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries, based on the latest data from the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. It’s estimated that there are nearly 300,000 Americans living with a spinal cord injury today. That’s a big reason why Burg Simpson takes these life-altering injuries so seriously…. Read more »

Craig Hospital and Brain Injury– Brain Injury Lawyer Denver – Denver Burg Simpson

 April 4, 2018

Burg Simpson Helps Craig Hospital Treat Brain Injuries

For better or worse, brain injuries have been in the news more frequently in recent years.  In 2009, the tragic death of actress Natasha Richardson brought attention to the perils of an epidural hematoma.  Ms. Richardson fell while taking a skiing lesson, appeared initially unhurt, but later developed a headache and was diagnosed with an… Read more »

Colorado Drivers Are Worse Than Average – Personal Injury Attorney Denver– Colorado Burg Simpson

 March 27, 2018

Colorado Drivers Are Worse Than Average

Observant commuters might have noticed a few different messages on the state’s electronic interstate signs mentioning the most recent amount of traffic deaths for the year. It’s the latest in the Colorado Department of Transportation’s two-year-old strategy to post regular death tallies on the signs as a way of increasing driver awareness. The most recent… Read more »

Stucco Installation Invites Mold- Colorado Construction Defect Law Firm - Burg Simpson

 March 21, 2018

Poor Stucco Installation is an Invitation for Mold

One of the single most critical aspects of any new home is what’s referred to as the building envelope or building enclosure. This is the part of any building that physically separates the exterior environment from the interior.  Think of it as the “skin” of a building. The construction defect attorneys at Burg Simpson recently… 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.

Ring of Fire: The Unseen Economic Crisis

 February 29, 2016

Ring of Fire: The Unseen Economic Crisis

Ring of Fire host Farron Cousins talks with Michael Burg about taxes and the government’s resistance to upgrade America’s infrastructure.

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