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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.

Dave P. Hersh Selected to Supreme Court Task Force

 July 17, 2018

Dave P. Hersh Selected to Supreme Court Task Force

The attorneys at Burg Simpson recognize how important it is to stay involved in the legal community outside of the courtroom. That’s why shareholder David P. Hersh has agreed to serve on the Colorado Supreme Court’s new Lawyer Well-Being Task Force. The task force, chaired by Associate Justice Monica Márquez, is made up of lawyers… Read more »

Colin M. Simpson Earns Martindale-Hubbell Silver Honor

 June 26, 2018

Colin M. Simpson Earns Martindale-Hubbell Silver Honor

For the attorneys at Burg Simpson, few things are as rewarding as making a client happy. That’s why we’re proud to announce that shareholder Colin M. Simpson has earned a Silver Client Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. The honor is given to attorneys that maintain a four-star average client review rating – which is the best… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Warns Against the End of Net Neutrality

 June 14, 2018

Michael S. Burg Warns Against the End of Net Neutrality

Net neutrality ended this week not with a bang, but a whimper. Late last year, the Federal Communications Commission voted to overturn Obama-era rules put in place to maintain a free and open Internet. Because of that, those rules officially expired June 11. Of all the reversals the Trump Administration has pulled in the last… Read more »

Burg Simpson Backs Phamaly Theatre Co. in a Big Way

 June 13, 2018

Burg Simpson Backs Phamaly Theatre Co. in a Big Way

The attorneys at Burg Simpson do more than fight for the rights of victims of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. They help them reclaim their lives. That passionate belief is why Burg Simpson has chosen to support Denver’s own Phamaly Theatre Co. The Phamaly Theatre Co. is a theater group made up exclusively of… Read more »

Wildlife Hazards – Colorado Personal Injury Attorney – Denver Burg Simpson

 July 11, 2018

Wildlife Presents a Greater Driving Hazard Than Ever

Weather in Colorado can be as unpredictable as drivers themselves. While most residents remember the basics when it comes to bad-weather driving, even the most seasoned drivers can forget to keep in mind the state’s abundant wildlife and the particular danger they present on the Colorado highways. They should, however, understand the threat. Motor vehicle… Read more »

Burg Simpson Trial Lawyer - Colorado Fires & Insurance Problems

 July 5, 2018

Colorado Fires & Insurance Problems

Many fellow Coloradans are petrified by the fires that are raging across our beautiful state. Unfortunately, many of the victims whose homes and businesses will burn or suggest significant smoke damage will soon learn another battle looms on the horizon – a battle with their own insurance company.  A battle to get the full amount… Read more »

Mountain Service for Lyft – Denver Injury Attorney – Colorado Burg Simpson

 June 18, 2018

Lyft Launches Mountain Service in Colorado & Utah

This past ski season, Lyft, one of the country’s major ride-sharing companies, announced the Lyft Ski Rack service aimed at the winter sports set. The launch in December 2017 included the Rocky Mountains – Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen, Snowmass, Steamboat Springs, Telluride, Winter Park, and Granby– and the Utah Mountains – Park City, Deer Valley,… Read more »

Denver Personal Injury Attorney – TBI & Dementia – Colorado Burg Simpson

 May 23, 2018

Research Confirms Link Between TBI’s and Dementia

There’s been research in the past to suggest that even mild traumatic brain injuries can increase someone’s risk of developing a neurodegenerative disease, but a new study – published earlier this month – reinforces these findings. The study, “Association of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury With and Without Loss of Consciousness With Dementia in U.S. Military… 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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