Miami Jet Ski Accident Lawyer
Jet skis can be loud, obnoxious, and dangerous to other water users, including marine mammals. It goes with little surprise that they are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries, lacerations, broken bones, and drowning deaths here at Miami’s beaches and waterways. If you were injured as a swimmer, standup paddle boarder, kayaker, or other powered vessel occupant, you have the right to file a personal injury claim against the careless or reckless jet ski user for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. Similarly, if you were a rider or a passenger on the jet ski and or you were injured by another party, you may be able to seek compensation. The Miami jet ski accident lawyer at Spencer Morgan Law handles all types of jet ski, drowning, and other maritime accidents.
Injured as a Responsible Jet Ski User
We represent jet ski users who get injured due to another party’s negligence. If you were operating a jet ski and another party ran into you or caused you to crash, you have the ability to hold them accountable.
We also represent water users injured by jet ski users. Jet skis can be rented for as little as $50 an hour, and they require no driver’s license or maritime operator’s license. As such, people with zero experience can find themselves behind the handlebars of incredibly powerful machines that can go from zero to launching into the air off waves at 40 miles per hour just seconds later. Many jet ski crashes are caused by operator inexperience, but this does not absolve the jet ski operator from liability in any way. They can be held accountable regardless of their experience, or lack thereof.
Beaches, marinas, and other waterways usually have posted speed limits, which jet ski users are obligated to obey. However, even in an area that does not have a posted speed limit, a jet ski rider can still be found liable if they were going unreasonably fast and crashed into another water user because they lost control or did not have time to maneuver around them due to that speed.
Jet-skis are designed to go fast, jump waves, and even do 360s and more advanced moves. But this does not give jet-ski riders a free pass to operate their vehicles recklessly or in a way that puts other water users at risk. Jet ski users are bound by all of the maritime laws that other power boat operators are.
It does not matter if you are on vacation or at the beach. It is illegal to operate a motor-powered water vessel, including jet skis, while under the influence of alcohol. If the jet ski rider hit you because they were intoxicated, they should not only be facing criminal charges, but you also have the opportunity to seek damages from them by filing a personal injury claim with their insurance company.
Call a Miami Jet Ski Accident Lawyer Today
Victims of jet ski accidents often have large medical bills, weeks or months of lost wages due to injury, pain and suffering, and many other damages. If you were injured in any type of jet ski collision, call the Miami jet ski accident lawyers at Spencer Morgan Law today at 305-423-3800 to schedule a free consultation.