Immokalee Jet Ski Accident Lawyer
Jet skis are fun to ride and popular in Immokalee. Like any other watercraft, however, jet skis can crash or flip over, leading to serious injuries. Accidents on the water are especially dangerous, because victims could be knocked unconscious and end up drowning if they are not wearing a life vest. Help might be too far away to make a difference.
If you were hurt in an accident involving a watercraft, you might have many questions about the legal process and whether you can even seek financial compensation. We can answer your questions in a free consultation with an Immokalee jet ski accident lawyer. Reach out to Cardinal Law, P.A. today to request a meeting.
Who is Liable for Your Jet Ski Accident?
Our clients suffer significant injuries in jet ski accidents, including drowning and near-drowning accidents. They struggle with brain injuries, back injuries, and chronic pain. A near-drowning accident can cause life-altering brain damage, including permanent impairments. Some victims survive but are left as vegetables needing around the clock care in a nursing home. Other injuries will slowly heal but require grueling (and expensive) physical therapy.
A key question is liability—who is at fault for the accident?
- Jet ski rider. A person operating a jet ski in a negligent or reckless fashion is liable for their accident. They could be intoxicated, fatigued, or distracted. Other people are unfamiliar with jet skis and push them past their limits.
- Other boaters. A different watercraft could have struck a jet ski. The operator of that vessel is likely liable for the collision if they were negligent.
- Jet ski manufacturer. A jet ski might be defective, which makes it dangerous to use. For example, the engine might malfunction, resulting in the rider being thrown from the ski.
- Rental company. Some people rent jet skis to use. The rental company owns the ski, and they should ensure it is safe to use before renting it to the public. They have liability when they fail to properly maintain their jet skis.
Following an accident, you should try to preserve as much evidence as you can. Speak to witnesses, who can testify about how the accident happened. You should also try to preserve the jet ski. If you rented it, write down the number on the ski. Your legal team might inspect it with the assistance of an expert witness to find defects.
Our firm can seek monetary compensation for accident victims, including damages for medical care, lost wages, and physical pain. There is no “average” settlement. Instead, we can analyze a fair amount based on your injuries and financial expenses.
Hire Our Law Firm Today
Cardinal Law, P.A., has tackled hundreds of personal injury cases, including accidents involving jet skis. We know what evidence to look for and how to find it. Reach out to our firm as soon as possible following an accident. We can discuss possible compensation, as well as your chances of success. An Immokalee jet ski accident lawyer is eager to help.