When done safely and under the supervision of experienced boaters, jet skiing, tubing and waterskiing/wakeboarding can be enjoyable activities. However, some personal watercraft (PWC) participants are careless and may cause serious injury to themselves or others around them. In the unfortunate case of a Florida jet ski accident, there are a number of parties who may be liable for damages, including the negligent personal watercraft operator, the rental company, the property owner and the personal watercraft manufacturer.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a personal water craft injury, you may be eligible for monetary damages. Fill out our free, no-obligation case review form today to contact our Florida jet ski accident attorneys and to learn more about your eligibility for compensation.
When it comes to personal watercraft accidents and injuries, the statistics are staggering. According to one study, nearly 5,500 personal water craft accidents occur annually, resulting in 2,200 serious injuries and upwards of 70 deaths. Jet skis alone are involved in more than half of boating collisions each year and approximately one-third of overall boating accidents. Given the speeds jet skis can reach and the rider’s relative lack of protection, Florida jet ski collision accidents can result in serious injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, soft tissue injuries, broken bones, and even death. In Florida, it is typical for jet ski collisions to occur with other riders and immovable objects in and around the body of water.
Collisions, however, are not the only way in which Florida jet ski drivers may become injured while riding. Defective equipment may cause injuries just as severe, including carbon monoxide poisoning, burns, amputations and other bodily harm. In cases of defective equipment, fault my rest on the rental company who supplied the damaged or substandard jet ski, or on the manufacturer who sold a defective and/or poorly designed product.
Florida boating accidents can be particularly devastating, as they often take place in an atmosphere of fun and enjoyment. No one expects their jet ski to malfunction or to be injured by another driver, but these things do unfortunately happen. At Morgan and Morgan, our trusted Florida jet ski accident attorneys have the necessary resources to argue your case efficiently and effectively. We will work tirelessly to help ensure the maximum recovery for persons injured in personal watercraft accidents and that the responsible parties are held accountable for their actions. If you or a loved one has been injured in a personal watercraft accident, fill out our free, no risk case review form today to find out if you have legal recourse to seek compensation for damages.