Colorado Personal Injury

BOATING ACCIDENT LAWYERS IN DENVER

Boating Accident Lawyers Denver

Being a boating accident attorney in Denver, Colorado may not sound like a busy job—Colorado being the second-driest state in the country—but despite the dryness, marine accidents are more common than you would think. While 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 so many boats crammed into such small bodies of water, with such a small window for boating season –16 weeks or so out of the year – accidents are bound to happen. If you have suffered injuries in a boating accident, call one of our experienced lawyers in Denver who specialize in personal injury cases at 303-792-5595 while there is still time.

Right now, you do not need to have a permit or license to operate a boat with an engine in Colorado. However, state law does require that operators be at least 16 years old, or at least 14 if the operator has passed an approved boating safety course and has been subsequently certified. This is a leading cause in most Colorado boating accidents since roughly 98 percent of boat operators who get into an accident have had no boat safety education. Hiring one of our boating accident attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve if you have been injured in a boating accident.

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

Burg Simpson’s Denver based law firm is dedicated to holding negligent boaters accountable for their actions. 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 boating accident attorneys today by filling 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 is 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, future income potential, pain and suffering, and 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 is 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 personal injury lawyers in Denver have over 40 years of experience. We are here to help you rebuild your life and help punish negligent or reckless boaters. Marine accidents present a unique set of circumstances and difficulties, so do not risk everything by trying to handle the case yourself or by relying on an injury attorney that is not experienced in this field. Hire a marine lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the law. Fill out our FREE Evaluation Form here or call Burg Simpson right now at 303-792-5595.

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Burg Simpson to Sponsor the 7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run!

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 May 23, 2019

Kenneth M. Daly Now Licensed to Practice in the State of Kentucky

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 May 22, 2019

Melanie S. Bailey Published in Cincinnati Bar Association Report

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 May 15, 2019

Burg Simpson Congratulates Ms. Jessica Powell, Esq.

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The 2019 Burg Simpson Scholarship Awards Dinner

 May 7, 2019

The 2019 Burg Simpson Scholarship Awards Dinner

The 2019 Burg Simpson Scholarship Awards Dinner was held at Maggiano’s on April 25th to recognize the ten winners of the firm’s annual scholarship competition. The firm’s founder Michael Burg, and shareholders Peter Burg and Stephan Marsh presented awards to the 2019 winners! This year’s recipients included Ms. Madison Frotten, Mr. Dale Kim, Ms. McKenna… Read more »

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 April 17, 2019

Burg Simpson | Workers’ Compensation

Shareholder Nick Fogel is the practice group leader of the Workers’ Compensation division at Burg Simpson. Workers’ Compensation is a form of insurance that protects employees when they are injured on the job or in the line of duty. Workers’ compensation provides both wage replacement and medical benefits. Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be… Read more »

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 April 5, 2019

Burg Simpson | We Are Here To Help

Burg Simpson is a law firm committed to helping injured people rebuild their lives after a serious accident or injury. Our trial lawyers have handled nearly every kind of injury or wrongful death case. The team at Burg Simpson has the resources, nationwide reputation, or proven track record of success when it comes to helping… Read more »

Becoming Whole Again

 April 4, 2019

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