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Accidents Caused by Defective Jet Skis and Other Personal Watercrafts

Personal watercrafts such as Jet Skis, WaveRunners and Sea-Doos are a great source of fun; however, they can be very dangerous if they are defective. A design or manufacturing defect in the product can result in serious injuries and damages to the individuals riding on the watercraft, as well as other people who may be in the immediate area at the time of a collision or other accident.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident involving a defective Jet Ski or other personal watercraft, it is crucial to discuss your case with a qualified personal watercraft injury lawyer. The injuries associated with these types of accidents can be devastating and may result in long-term or permanent damage. In worst case scenarios, Jet Ski operators, passengers and other people simply enjoying the water can end up losing their lives when a defective personal watercraft goes out of control.

Brais Law Firm has substantial experience representing clients who have been injured by defective personal watercrafts. Because these cases are complex and involve highly technical concepts, it can be very difficult for victims acting alone to get a fair recovery for their injuries and losses. If you have been hurt in an accident involving a defective watercraft, it is critical to have an experienced attorney on your side who can help ensure that you receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.

Common Types of Accidents and Injuries Caused by Malfunctioning Watercrafts

When a product or design defect causes a jet ski to malfunction, all types of unfortunate incidents can occur. Some of the more common accidents involve:

  • Operators and passengers being catapulted off the watercraft
  • Collisions with other Jet Skis, WaveRunners and other personal watercrafts
  • Collisions with boats and other vessels
  • Collisions with pier sand other fixed objects
  • Groundings
  • Capsizing
  • Fires and explosions

Because they are so close to the water and generally exposed, Jet Ski operators and passengers are at risk for serious injuries should an accident occur. Common injuries associated with defective personal watercrafts include:

  • Broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
  • Burns
  • Torn ligaments, muscles and tendons
  • Drownings and other deaths

Who can be Held Liable When a Defective Watercraft Accident Occurs?

When you are hurt in an accident involving a defective Jet Ski or other personal watercraft, more than one party may be held liable for your injuries. These cases generally fall under the area of law known as product liability law, which holds product designers, manufactures, suppliers, retailers and other parties in the design, manufacturing and distribution channels responsible for injuries caused by a defective product.

Because multiple parties may be liable for your injuries and these parties are likely to have substantial resources to fight your claim, it is imperative to work with a personal watercraft injury lawyer who has extensive experience handling product liability cases. Defective product cases require in-depth investigations and the analysis of highly technical evidence. Our firm is well equipped to handle these complex cases. We know how large corporations and insurance companies defend against these claims and we will do everything we can to help ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries and damages.

Injured on a Defective WaveRunner or Jet Ski? Contact a Personal Watercraft Injury Lawyer Today

If you have been injured in an incident involving a defective personal watercraft, you need to discuss your case with a qualified attorney today. These cases are governed by strict statutes of limitation. If you fail to take legal action within the statutory deadline, you may be barred from bringing a claim against the responsible parties. Brais Law Firm offers free case evaluations to individuals who have suffered losses and damages in defective personal watercraft cases. Call our law offices today at 800-499-0551 to schedule your appointment.


Who will be handling my case?

Your case will be handled by experienced personal injury attorney who know what it takes to get the results that you deserve. The practitioners at our firm have over 70 years of collective trial experience. Our credentials and qualifications are extensive including an “AV” Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell and membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. More importantly, we have a first-hand understanding of how insurance carriers operate because we represented clients insured with major insurance companies for nearly 20 years before we made the choice to change sides so that we could help the people who need us most – individuals just like you.

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