A jet ski accident lawyer can help you obtain compensation after a personal water craft accident. This includes all brands of personal water craft such as Sea Doos, jet skis, Wave Runners, etc.
In Florida, rentals for boats, dive equipment and jet skis are prominent on the coast, and these activities are a popular way to spend a day on the water.
Operating a jet ski is very different than operating a boat. While you may be an expert boater, a jet ski is much smaller, and is quicker and more nimble. In addition, operators of jet skis sit closer to the water, making identifying divers, swimmers and other recreational boat or personal water craft users more difficult. The most dangerous aspect of operating a jet ski is the fact that when they are not given power, they cannot be steered. The normal reaction of an inexperienced operator in danger is to cut the power which makes sense in a car that can be steered, but on a jet ski this creates an uncontrolled vessel which can hit objects, other boaters, swimmers, etc.
Jet Skis Pose A Serious Safety Risk
Because jet skis are smaller than boats, injuries from accidents can be more severe. With the potential to cause significant damage to your spinal cord, head and limbs, jet ski accidents can stem from a variety of reasons including:
- Poor instruction
- Unsafe conditions
- Poor weather conditions
- Defective machinery
- Poorly maintained equipment
- Hazardous water conditions
- Lack of supervision
- Lack of proper training
- Excessive speed
Many people have referred to jet skis as the motorcycles of the water. The light weight and small size of these motorized vehicles allows them to move more quickly, reach much higher speeds and travel to places other boats cannot fit.
Since 1971, Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. has been helping accident victims who have been harmed on inland and navigable waters. We maintain the highest standard of ethics and professionalism and have been recognized by our peers and industry leaders as top-notch maritime lawyers.
If you have experienced an accident while on a jet ski, or if a personal water craft rider caused harm to you or a loved one, reach out to a jet ski accident lawyer—sooner rather than later. You may be eligible for compensation and a legal professional can help determine if you should move forward with legal action.
Jet Ski Rentals
In order to rent a jet ski many establishments require you to sign a waiver indicating that you understand the risk associated with recreational personal water craft use. The waiver may free the rental company of any accident liability. While you cannot be forced to sign a waiver, the rental company will likely forbid you from using their equipment without your signature.
If you have been injured in a jet ski accident, it is important to consult with a jet ski accident lawyer, even if you signed a rental wavier. It is possible that you can still take legal action to receive compensation after your accident, and with the help of the legal team at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A., we can determine your options for legal action. We can help you take legal action to secure compensation for medical expenses, past and future lost wages, pain and suffering and for any disfigurement or scarring that resulted from your accident.
Contact Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. Today
Under the law, you have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit for your injuries. For more information about jet ski accidents, or to begin your personal injury claim, contact our firm today to schedule your free consultation.