Jet Skis: Stay safe on the water

jet skisStay safe on the water with jet skis

Both residents and vacationers enjoy the excitement of jet skiing in and around Tampa Bay. Unfortunately, for some enthusiasts , jet ski accidents can lead to severe injuries or even fatalities.

The dangers of jet skis
Intoxicated or reckless watercraft operators are often the causes of jet ski accidents. Even jet ski rental companies might be guilty of negligence. Some common causes of jet ski accidents include:

  • Collisions
  • Falling off the vehicle at high speeds
  • Faulty equipment
  • Inadequate instruction

According to the Tampa personal injury lawyers at Wagner McLaughlin, compensation might be obtained for personal injuries or fatalities based on either negligence or product liability.

Negligence
Watercraft operators who are driving recklessly at high speeds or who are inattentive, riding too closely, or intoxicated can be held liable for injuries or fatalities that result from their behavior. Jet ski rental operators might also be held liable for renting to inexperienced or intoxicated drivers. Our knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorneys will invoke and protect the rights of bystanders or responsible jet ski operators who have been injured as a result of the negligence or recklessness of others.

Product liability
The manufacturer of a dangerously defective jet ski can be responsible for financial compensation for injuries or death under the law of product liability. A jet ski might be dangerously defective if there is a design defect, a manufacturing defect, or a failure to warn of a known dangerous risk that the product presents.

There’s plenty of room on the water for everybody. Always be aware of your speed and other watercraft around you when operating a jet ski. If you’ve been injured in a jet ski accident as a result of the negligence of somebody else, or a defective jet ski has injured you, contact the Tampa personal injury attorneys at Wagner McLaughlin by phone or email right away for a free case consultation. We’ll want to start our investigation into the accident as soon as we’re retained. You don’t need to pay anything to retain us, as no legal fees are due unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you.