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Boating and Recreational Accidents

Every year thousands of Canadians are injured or killed due to recreational activities including boating accidents, recreational vehicle accidents, skiing, snowboarding and bicycling.

The laws relating to such accidents can be difficult to understand and your rights and obligations may change significantly depending on where and how the accident happened.

Our personal injury lawyers can help you determine what steps to take if you have been in such an accident and advise of what benefits may be available to you.

Rely on us for help to get you through and obtain the compensation you may be entitled to.

In the event you are injured during a recreational activity, try your best to do the following:

  • Take pictures of your injuries and of the area of the accident, and the damage to your vehicle (if any), as soon as possible, before conditions change.
  • Try to identify the landowner or organizer of the event and save any written materials given to you.
  • Keep copies of any waivers that you signed and detailed notes as to how, where and why you signed them and if they were read by you prior to signing.
  • Create a point-form account of exactly what happened, where it happened, weather conditions, insurance information, discussions with others and your injuries, etc.
  • If there are witnesses, get their names and contact information.
  • Ensure that you seek out medical assistance and follow your doctor’s advice.
  • Be careful using Facebook and other social media as your posts may be producible to the other side.

Our Practice Areas

Brain Injuries and Spinal Cord Injuries

A serious injury affects every area of your life and impacts your ability to care for yourself and your family.

Chronic Pain and Soft Tissue Injuries

We’re experienced at helping people who have experienced chronic pain/soft tissue injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury of this kind, call us today.

Police Use of Force

Our personal injury lawyers are experienced at helping victims of excessive force either by police, security services or others.

Slip and Fall

If you are injured in a fall due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover damages for your injuries.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accident law is a complicated process. Contact us for guidance on how to handle your claim.

Disability Claims

If you are getting ignored or mistreated by your benefits provider, we can help.

Product Liability

If you have been injured due to a defective or unsafe product, our personal injury lawyers are skilled at getting you the proper compensation for your injuries.

Boating and Recreational Accidents

Our personal injury lawyers can help you determine what steps to take if you have been in a boating/recreational accident and advise of what benefits may be available to you.

Medical and Case Management

Bergmanis Preyra has an extensive network of respected case managers, rehabilitation support professionals and a full time registered nurse available to assist in your treatment and recovery.