Not unlike ATVs, personal watercraft (PWC) such as jet skis present often overlooked but very real and common risks of accidents and personal injuries in Florida. In fact, jet skis and other personal watercraft can be just as likely to collide, overturn, and cause other accidents on Florida’s many waterways as motor boats. Like ATVs and motorcycles, jet skis can exceed speeds of 70 mph and require significant skill to handle them safely. Therefore, drivers and passengers of these vessels, along with boaters and others in the water are susceptible to serious injuries from the negligent operation or defective design/manufacture of jet skis and other PWCs.
The attorneys at PERENICH The Law Firm have more than 60 years of combined experience in helping people injured in Tampa Bay, Florida’s numerous lakes, and the Gulf of Mexico recover for damages sustained in an accident on the water involving operating a jet ski or personal watercraft, boating, waterskiing, parasailing, swimming, kite-surfing, and windsurfing. Such damages may include pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning ability, mental anguish, and loss of companionship, support, or consortium.
Our lawyers have the knowledge, reputation, and resources to conduct a thorough investigation through the assistance of qualified accident reconstruction and safety experts. This helps us show insurance adjusters as well as judges, and juries how certain conditions on the water may have caused or contributed to the jet ski accident, which may improve the chances of a fair settlement or jury verdict at trial. Contact us for a free consultation at one of our conveniently located offices throughout Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and New Port Richey areas.