Florida is known for its fun outdoor activities. Every single year, hundreds of thousands of visitors come here from all over the world to enjoy our pristine beaches and the beautiful weather that we have here. Native Floridians also enjoy going out in the sun. Jet skis are very common around Miami.
Unfortunately, not everything ends well. Jet ski accidents are fairly common, which can lead to a lot of trouble in paradise. These accidents can lead to injuries, emotional trauma, and even death. Panter Law is ready to fight by your side today, to help make sure that you receive fair compensation.
We want to help keep you informed about jet ski accidents, and your rights.
Causes of Jet Ski Accidents
There are many different causes of jet ski accidents. The following is not meant to comprehensive list, but is a good starting point:
- Child piloting the jet ski
- Inclement weather
- Distracted boaters
- Equipment defects
- Reckless operation
- Failure to watch for others
- Improper maintenance
- Fire or explosion
Florida Product Liability
It is possible that someone did not directly cause the accident. This would be due to the fact that the jet ski itself had a problem. There are a few different possibilities when it comes to product liability laws in Florida:
- Structural defects in the design of the jet ski
- Poor crashworthiness
- Errors in manufacturing
- Defective life jackets
It is a good idea to keep a comprehensive record of what happened in order to establish liability. An attorney in Miami can help you out when it comes to collecting evidence that can help get you a huge settlement.
Establishing Negligence for Jet Ski Injuries
In jet ski accidents, similar to all negligence claims, the plaintiff (the person who is suing the other party) must prove the following four elements:
- Duty: The defendant had a legal duty to the plaintiff under the circumstances
- Breach: The defendant violated this duty, either because of action or inaction
- Causation: It was the defendant’s actions (or lack of action) that cause the injury
- Damages: The plaintiff was harmed as a result of what the defendant did (or didn’t do)
This would be exceptionally difficult for someone who does not have a thorough understanding of the law. That is where we step in. Our experienced team has the know-how you need to win your case, and we will be with you every step of the way.
The most common jet ski injuries are broken bones, brain injuries, crushed limbs, and whiplash. While they are rare, deaths can happen. When the worst happens, we can help. Our team of experienced wrongful death attorneys can’t make things right when it comes to a lost loved one, we can make sure you get a better deal.
If you have been in a jet ski accident today, you can’t wait. At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, we are ready to be your personal injury attorneys. Our team knows what you’re going through, and we are ready to fight for you.