With more coastline than any other state in the continental United States, Florida is a haven for boat and water sports enthusiasts. There are many ways to enjoy Florida’s extensive coastline, but among the most popular are personal watercraft, also commonly known as “jet skis.” Jet skis are extremely powerful machines, with excellent maneuverability and high top speeds. Unfortunately, these same characteristics make jet skis dangerous and capable of causing serious injuries in the event of an accident.
In some cases, these accidents may even result in fatalities. Florida law may allow victims of jet ski accidents or their families to recover for their losses, by bringing a personal injury claim against the person or party responsible for their losses. The best way to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve after a jet ski accident, is to discuss your case with an experienced attorney immediately.
According to data published by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), collisions with other vessels are by far the most common type of jet ski accident. In addition, the same study indicates that the vast majority of recreational boating accidents are caused by operator error. In order for a person to successfully sue after a jet ski accident, they must be able to establish that their accident was the result of someone else’s negligence. There are many potential ways in which a jet ski accident could be caused by negligence, including:
Jet ski accidents are capable of causing serious injuries that may result in lifelong consequences for victims. Some of the most common injuries that occur in jet ski accidents include:
These and other injuries or losses may entitle victims to financial compensation. Discuss your case with an attorney today to determine whether you have a claim. You can call us at (386) 777-7777 or fill out our online contact form below for a free case evaluation. Get the compensation you deserve.