Jet Ski & Water Craft Accidents: The Legal Perspective

Texas has one of the most beautiful landscapes in the United States including picturesque lakes, rivers, waterways and bays. People revel in these water bodies through various means e.g. jet skis. In fact, people in Texas own a huge percentage of the one million registered jet skis in the country. Unfortunately, the number of jet skis in Texas do not have a corresponding number of professional riders. This is why the rate of Jet Ski accidents is high and it keeps on increasing. You should learn more about jet skis and the actions you can take if you or a loved experiences a Jet Ski accident.

Jet Skis and Accidents

Generally, jet skis are not dangerous but people use them in dangerous ways. Many Jet Ski operators run their jet skis at very high speeds or attempt very difficult moves such as jumping the wakes of boats or spinning doughnuts. Jet Ski accidents are many because people use their jet skis in such precarious ways. It is important for you to note that Jet Ski accidents account for over 36% of all boating accidents in the United States yet they make up less than 8% of all the boating crafts in the country.

Jet Ski Injuries

Jet Ski & water craft accidents may be many but these crafts remain popular among their users. Changes to their design have made them safer but not completely safe as accidents involving these crafts normally happen when an object causes the Jet Ski rider to vie off course. They do not normally do that because of the Jet Ski’s relatively good design. But according to the University of Florida, Jet Ski & water craft accidents cause more injuries than boating accidents. Injuries involving jet skis include trauma to the chest and abdominal areas in addition to head injuries.

Legal Redress after a Jet Ski Accident

Jet Ski & water craft accidents can occur because of another person’s negligence or carelessness. You should seek legal redress if this happened to you or a loved one. You would then be able to recover a fair amount of compensation for damages such as lost income, permanent impairments, medical bills, scarring, loss of consortium and psychological stress. We are an aggressive firm with over twenty years’ experience in personal injury law. Contact us today on 1.800.862.1260 if you or a loved one was injured, or if a loved one was killed in a Jet Ski accident. We can help!

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