One popular pastime on Florida’s waters is riding jet skis, but these are prone to accidents just like any other vessel is. If you are suffering because of a jet ski accident, you might be able to recover compensation for costs associated with your injuries.
See how a Melbourne jet ski accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine might be able to help you. We will guide you through the process. Get in touch with our office at 1-800-747-3733 to discuss your options.
Facts About Accidents on the Water
According to a U.S. Coast Guard report, there were a total of 4,145 boating accidents in 2018. This includes all types of water-related accidents. The main accident types are as follows:
- Collision with recreational vessels: 1,028
- Collision with a stationary object: 470
- Flooding accident: 443
- Grounding accident: 367
- Falling overboard: 274
Jet Ski Accidents
Jet skis are often dangerous for people renting them because they do not have the same training that, for example, a boat driver does. Being inexperienced while in control of a vessel can cause you to crash.
Jet ski accidents in 2018 accounted for 634 total injuries and 42 deaths.
Injuries from a Jet Ski Accident
According to the USCG report, the main injuries from jet ski accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries
If you are dealing with injuries from a jet ski accident that was not your fault, there is hope for financial recovery. A Melbourne Jet Ski Accident Lawyer can help you through the process. Get in touch with our office at 1-800-747-3733 to discuss your options.
Causes of Vessel Accidents
A jet ski crash can happen for any reason, but some of the main causes of accidents on the water, according to the U.S. Coast Guard report, are as follows:
- Distracted driving
- Alcohol use
- Unexperienced driver
- Drug use
If you are suffering injuries as a result of a jet skiing accident that was not your fault, you could be able to get fair compensation. At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we can assess your case and do everything in our power to get you the settlement you deserve. Some awards you could be entitled to include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Transportation costs
- Mental anguish
We can negotiate with insurance companies to get a settlement or, if needed, take your case to trial. The sooner you get in touch with us, the faster we can get to work on building your case. The statute of limitations for personal injury in Florida is four years from the date of the accident, according to Florida Statutes section 95.11(3)(a).
A Melbourne jet ski accident lawyer will ensure that you obtain all the recoverable damages available. You do not have to suffer alone another day. Contact our office today, and we’ll give you a free, no-obligation consultation. Call 1-800-747-3733.
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