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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.

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Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer Season

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