What Are Common Types of Jet Ski Accidents?
Justin Sheldon—June 19, 2019
With summer just around the corner, many people will bring out their Jet Skis, Waverunners, and other personal watercraft vessels to enjoy the sunny skies and warm weather. Though Jet Skis are an exciting and entertaining summertime activity, the truth is they can also be incredibly dangerous. The equipment is not only heavy and lacking brakes, but there is a high possibility of the rider being ejected while traveling at high speeds–resulting in serious injury and possibly, death.
The following are common types of watercraft accidents, including but not limited to:
- Collision with another watercraft, vessel, or fixed object
- Fall overboard
The primary causes of these accidents include speeding, sharp turns, alcohol use, rider inexperience, negligence, or equipment failure. If your accident or injury was caused as a result of another’s negligence or recklessness, you may be entitled to compensation.
What Compensation Can I Recover?
Victims of Jet Ski accidents often suffer consequences such as traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, burns, carbon monoxide poisoning, spinal cord injuries, nerve damage, hypothermia, and more. These injuries pose an alarming risk for drowning as the injured individual may lose consciousness.
Determining the compensation you can recover is impossible to predict as it depends entirely on the nature of your accident and injuries incurred. The more severe and long-lasting your injury is, the more compensation you are entitled to. You may be eligible to fight for monetary damages to cover any medical expenses, loss of wages, emotional distress, etc.
Injured in Virginia & Seeking a Quality Jet Ski Accident Lawyer? Contact Us
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident involving a Jet Ski, it is vital for your recovery that you consult with a skilled personal injury lawyer who will ensure your case is dealt with as effectively as possible. Our results-focused legal team at Breit Biniazan can offer realistic solutions for you in your time of need. Allow us to fight for what you deserve.
After graduating, cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2011, Justin Sheldon began his legal career with a large national firm doing high-stakes business litigation. He soon moved on to a boutique firm specializing in auto products liability litigation throughout the United States.