On August 17, 2021 Thomson Rogers personal injury lawyer Stacey Stevens discussed a recent case involving a 2007 boating accident that left a nine-year-old boy with traumatic brain injury in an article titled “Recent decision highlights plaintiff’s ability to recovery compensation under Marine Liability Act” in Law Times.
“It was an exceptional case with all of the hallmarks of a defendant who was acting recklessly,” says Stevens, however, “given the governing legislation is the Marine Liability Act (MLA), we were required to meet the very narrow exception set out in s. 29 if we were going to recover more than the $1M cap for personal injury damages.” .
“There are so many more people taking up boating as a hobby, and the unfortunate reality is because of the way the federal legislation is written, claims are limited,” said Stevens.
Continue reading the full article on Law Times here.
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