Jet skis are truly a fun time over the beautiful Florida ocean. Their popularity stems from their high maneuverability, their ability to reach speeds in excess of 65 mph and their ability to operate close to shore in shallow waters. Many operators like to spin doughnuts, jump the wakes of boats and operate at high rates of speed. Although they are ideal for an exciting time on the water, jet skis can also be highly dangerous if not operated safely. The most common age group to be involved in a jet ski accident are ages 12 to 15.
In a study done by the University of Florida, researchers found that jet ski accidents produced far greater injuries than other boating mishaps. Typical jet ski injuries include serious trauma to the chest, head and abdominal areas. Most of these injuries were inflicted when the jet ski struck an object such as another boat, causing the rider to be thrown aggressively off of the jet ski.
It’s always important to follow all water regulations and to wear safety gear to prevent disastrous measures.
If you have been involved in a jet ski accident, you and your family may be entitled to recover money for lost earning capacity, permanent impairments scarring, medical bills and even future medical care
Contact the experts at Parvey & Cavenago to receive legal compensation for these claims. You need high-quality and aggressive representation, because a successful outcome of your case can help your provide the best possible care and quality of life for your loved one.