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Jet Ski Accident Lawyer

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Jet Ski Accident Lawyer

Thanks to Statista, we can see exactly how many watersports accidents occurred between 2002 and 2019 in the United States. While the number of injuries steadily decreased during this period from 4,000 to 2,600, it’s still too high for government officials and regulatory bodies. In the time between 2012 and 2019, an average of 632 people died per year whether on a personal watercraft, a commercial watercraft, or another vehicle.

Today, we want to focus on jet ski accidents since they are now common all around the country. If you’ve been injured after an accident of this type, you need a jet ski accident lawyer. At The Injury Firm, we have nationwide personal injury lawyers ready and willing to help. If the accident wasn’t your fault, speak with our watercraft accident legal professionals for advice and legal protection.

If you’ve lost a loved one after a watersport accident, it’s time to file a wrongful death claim and get the compensation that your family deserves.

Causes of Jet Ski Accidents

Whether on a personal watercraft as a jet ski, watersports accidents tend to have a few common causes. For example, this includes collisions with an inexperienced rider, speeding, recklessness or negligence, faulty equipment, poor supervision, poor entrustment, and groundings.

Sadly, alcohol and drugs are also still a problem around the United States. Just because the water is away from the road, this doesn’t mean that you can start riding vehicles after consuming alcohol or drugs. Even with jet skis, alcohol and drugs both affect concentration, decision-making, and reaction times.

Common Injuries After a Personal Watercraft Accident

One of the problems with jet skis is the lack of protection that riders have, and this is especially true during collisions. While a driver on the road is surrounded by a metal cage, those on jet skis on the water are going to feel collisions much more intensely. As a result, The Injury Firm has seen the following as nationwide personal injury lawyers:

Neck and Head Injuries - Even when inexperience is a factor, helmets aren’t considered important for most people riding jet skis and other watercraft. Likewise, riders also don’t feel the need to use neck supports and other protective equipment. While it might allow riders to soak up the sun, it also means that injuries are likely in collisions and other accidents.

Without helmets and neck supports, impact leads to whiplash, blunt force trauma, and even concussion. As you can imagine, a loss of consciousness on the water has fatal consequences.

Broken Bones - Whether it’s contact with another watercraft, a hard landing in the water, or contact with any other object, there’s also a potential for broken bones. Depending on the position of the rider on the jet ski, this can play a large role in what bones people fracture, break, or otherwise injure.

Back Injuries - With sudden force from seemingly nowhere, the back is another area of the body that suffers. The body is thrown in different directions, and this puts the back under extreme pressure.

Burns - This might sound like an oxymoron, but it’s also possible to burn yourself while on the water. Why? Because accidents can cause fires and hot surfaces with the watercraft. The closer you are to these hot surfaces and fires, the more likely you are to experience burns - especially if you’re unconscious and unable to put some distance between yourself and the heat.

Amputation - Finally, severe cases can also lead to amputation when a leg or arm gets trapped between two vehicles, under a watercraft, or elsewhere.

Unfortunately, you learned from the statistics above that some victims also pass away in jet ski accidents.


Seeking Compensation For Jet Ski Accident Injuries



If you were using the water safely, you weren’t responsible for the accident. In this case, the fastest and most effective route to compensation is with a jet ski accident lawyer. We can help with personal injury, wrongful death, and product liability cases. Although we didn’t mention it in the list of accident causes, it could be that the jet ski was improperly designed or manufactured.

If you rented the jet ski from a rental company, they’re responsible for the maintenance and repair of the jets ski. They need to ensure that all jet skis are safe for riders, even those with no prior jet ski experience. If they didn’t meet these requirements, we’ll help you to file a claim and case against them.

In terms of the compensation itself, the fact that it’s a broad term often confuses victims. In your case, the idea is to recover the costs associated with the jet ski accident. Therefore, you cannot claim for pre-existing injuries and damages, only those caused by the negligent party. Damages could include the following:

  • Past, present, and future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity/potential
  • Emotional distress

In a wrongful death case, damages could include:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of companionship
  • Wrongful death

As you can see, each jet ski accident legal case is unique, and this is why you should seek advice from jet ski accident lawyers.

Contact Watercraft Personal Injury Lawyers At The Injury Firm Today

Why should you contact nationwide personal injury lawyers? For one thing, it means that you can recover from your jet ski accident injuries without having to read up on jet ski laws. You shouldn’t have to train to become a lawyer after a jet ski accident. When you have a problem with your car, you go to a garage. When you have a legal problem, you contact the experts.

At The Injury Firm, we investigate your jet ski accident, protect your legal rights (while insurance companies try to pay you less than you deserve!), submit your jet ski accident claim, gather evidence and documentation, speak with eyewitnesses, reconstruct the jet ski accident, and contact expert testimonies.

What’s more, we even have the resources to fight your jet ski legal case in court. As your jet ski accident lawyer, we understand what it takes to obtain compensation in this area of law. We’re passionate about helping jet ski accident victims and their families to overcome this latest hurdle and get you back towards some form of normality!

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