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Five Signs You May Have a Jet Ski Accident Claim


Riding a jet ski can be an exhilarating experience, but it can also be a dangerous one. Sadly, for many riders, the dangers are not within their control. If you have been hurt in a collision or any other type of accident on the waterways, it is important to speak to a Florida jet ski accident lawyer about your rights. You may have the right to claim a significant amount of financial compensation.

You Were Hurt by a Reckless Jet Ski Rider 

Many jet ski crashes occur when two or more riders are on the water together. Often, this is because one rider is acting recklessly. Jumping wakes, going too fast, traveling too close to other riders, and other forms of recklessness create risks that are unnecessary and that lead to many preventable but usually very serious Jet Ski accidents. If you were hurt by someone who was acting recklessly on a personal watercraft, it is important to seek legal advice that can help you claim compensation for your losses.

An Inexperienced Jet Ski Rider Did Not Know How to Safely Operate a PWC 

While recklessness is one of the main causes of jet ski accidents, rider inexperience is another common factor. Operating a jet ski is unlike operating a motorcycle, car, or even another boat. Unfortunately, many people assume they can simply jump on a jet ski and start traveling 40 miles per hour or more. This creates a very dangerous situation for other riders, and for the inexperienced rider.

A Boat Created a Dangerous Wake 

All boat operators have a legal obligation to exercise due care while on the waterways. This includes making sure they are not creating dangerous wakes. If you could not avoid hitting a dangerous wake, the boat operator who created it could be fully responsible for paying the damages owed to you. We have seen this type of injury way too often throughout Florida here at attorneys.

The Captain of a Ship or Yacht Did Not See You 

As part of their duty of care, ship and yacht captains must make sure there is enough clear water in front of them. Jet skis are not as easy to see as other vessels, due to their small size. Although riders must try to avoid placing themselves in harm’s way, they may not be able to avoid a speeding boat or yacht headed right towards them.

A Boat Operator was Impaired 

Unfortunately, boating under the influence (BUI) is a very big concern in Florida. It is not just operators of small boats that may be impaired, but captains of large yachts may be, as well. When captains and boat operators are impaired, all of their faculties are reduced and they are also unable to make the important decisions that could result in a crash.

Talk to Our Jet Ski Accident Lawyer in Florida for Free 

If you were seriously injured in a jet ski accident, it is critical to speak to an attorney about your rights. At 888-B-O-A-T-L-A-W (888-262-8529) (The Law Offices of Frank D. Butler, P.A.), our Florida jet ski accident lawyer can answer your questions, advise on your case, and help you obtain the full and fair settlement you deserve. Call us now or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and to learn more.


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