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Fort Myers Jet Ski Accident Lawyer

Fort Myers is one of the jet ski capitals of the country, to the bane of swimmers, stand up paddleboarders, kayakers, canoers, wake boarders, fishers, and generally most other waterway users. Jet skis can be operated in a safe and prudent manner, but there are plenty of careless, inexperienced, and downright reckless jet ski operators out there that sometimes seem to prove otherwise. As a victim of a jet ski collision, the Fort Myers jet ski accident lawyer at Cardinal Law, P.A. is here to help you file a personal injury claim, seeking damages from the negligent party. We also take on cases in which the jet ski occupant was injured by another party: motor boats, fishing vessels, the jet ski rental company, or the jet ski operator.

Speed, Inexperience, and Alcohol

People tend to forget the basic rules of society, and physics, when they get behind the handlebars of a jet ski or wheel of a fast speed boat. Just because there are no speed limit signs, stop lights, or lines painted lane lines does not mean that anything goes. Jet skiers, whether they are brand new to the activity or have been doing it for years, are notorious for riding recklessly and putting other water users in danger. Excessive speed, dangerous and risky maneuvers, alcohol use, and operator inexperience are all common causes of jet ski accidents. Whether you were directly struck by a jet ski operator, were injured because of the excessive wake caused by a jet ski, or had to make an emergency maneuver to avoid being hit by a jet ski—and in doing so capsized or lost a passenger of your boat over the side—you have the legal right to seek compensation from the negligent party.

Defective or Negligently Maintained Jet Skis

Not all jet ski accidents are the fault of the user. If you were injured as the jet ski operator or second jet ski occupant because of a mechanical failure or malfunction, you may be able to seek compensation from the jet ski manufacturer or the rental outfit that rented you the jet ski.

Injured as a Passenger

If you were injured as a passenger, you can file a personal injury claim against the operator—as long as they are not a spouse—if their actions caused your injuries. Whether the operator was a close friend, acquaintance, instructor, or any other party, you should not be left with expensive medical bills and other damages that you had no fault in incurring.

Contact a Fort Myers Hit & Run Lawyer Today

Regardless of how you were injured in a jet ski collision, a lawyer can help you secure financial compensation for your pain and suffering, property damage, lost income, emotional distress, medical bills, future cost of medical care, and more. You should not foot the bill for someone else’s careless or reckless actions. Call the Fort Myers jet ski accident lawyer at Cardinal Law, P.A. today at 844-874-PAIN to schedule a free consultation.

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