Boat & Jet Ski Accident
Boating and Jet Ski Safety
Boats are used by people for both work and pleasure, and are often not regulated properly. Although many boaters take safety seriously, there are just as many who do not. Common situations that cause boat accidents include collisions involving another craft, a submerged object, or colliding with the wake of another boat or large wave. If the boat/ Jet Ski operator is paying attention, most accidents will be avoided.
Who is Responsible?
Both federal and state laws may apply to boating accidents, depending on the extent of the damage and injuries. When a boating accident occurs, those who are pleasure boating may be covered by different liability rules than those who are hurt while working on a boat.
Depending on the circumstances, a Jet Ski or boat’s operator may or may not be the party at fault—or be only partially at fault. If the boat you are on crashes into a considerably large wake of another boat and the operator fails to avoid the wake or Jet Ski or warn you, it may constitute negligence on his or her part. Conversely, if another boat crashes into the one you are aboard, it may be the other operator’s fault entirely, or the blame may be shared.
If you are injured, or a family member has suffered a disabling injury or death in a boating accident, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. There are numerous variables to consider, including the operator’s conduct, if the injury was worsened by not having proper safety equipment on board, and whether or not workman’s compensation is available.
Experience you can Trust
No one expects to be involved in a Jet Ski or boating accident, but when it happens to you, you deserve monetary compensation for pain and suffering as well as medical bills and loss of wages. At Thurswell Law, we have been assisting Michigan victims of boating/Jet Ski accidents and their families with unsurpassed success. Call us today at 248-354-2222 for a free, no-obligation consultation. No fee unless you collect.