Watercraft and Jet Ski Injury Lawyer
Water sports are extremely popular in Florida, as there are enticing bodies of water all over this beautiful state. Personal watercrafts (PWCs) and jet skis may seem like the perfect way to enjoy all the sun and water that our state has to offer. Unfortunately, many people who set out to have fun on a personal watercraft leave the shore on a stretcher. Too many times these maritime injury accidents are preventable, caused by the negligence of another.
At Ligori & Sanders Attorneys at Law, we understand the appeal of jet skis and personal watercrafts, but we also know the law. There are many unsafe situations that can cause serious injury to those who inadvertently find themselves a victim of a jet ski or PWC accident. There are specific admiralty and maritime laws that protect victims of water accidents. We use these and other state or federal laws to help our clients injured in negligent jet ski accidents obtain compensation for their injuries.
Types of PWC and Jet Ski Accidents
It is not uncommon for jet skis and other personal watercrafts to have speeds of 65 MPH or more. These small watercrafts can be very dangerous, especially when operated by someone in a reckless manner or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In addition, there are other larger watercrafts on the water that can be a danger to those on jet skis or smaller PWCs. Some of the types of jet ski or watercraft accidents that can occur include:
- Collision with a dock
- Collison with another jet ski or personal watercraft
- Hit by boat or larger water vessel
- Thrown from watercraft
Many water accidents occur due to negligence. Jet ski concessionaries may be liable for injuries for not properly instructing their customers on safety issues or not providing the correct safety equipment. Boaters and operators of PWCs that cause injury accidents may be liable for the injuries they cause. It is important for those injured in a jet ski or watercraft accident to seek legal advice on their options.
If you were injured in a jet ski or watercraft accident and you believe it was caused by someone else’s negligence, contact our team at Ligori & Sanders Attorneys at Law to discuss your legal options.