Accidents that cause injuries happen often. If you have been injured in a Jet Ski or other personal watercraft (PWC) accident in Key West, Florida, you could have a claim to recover all the costs and damages linked to your injuries. Do not try to face this complicated area of law on your own.

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You Focus on Your Recovery, We’ll Do the Rest

Measuring your damages and gathering evidence to prove the liability of the party that caused your injury can be difficult. By making the choice to work with a Key West jet ski lawyer at Brais Law, you’ll be able to focus on recovering from your injuries while we handle the process of measuring, claiming and collecting the complete damages that you are entitled to for your jet ski or PWC injury.

Brais Law Knows How to Effectively Protect Your Rights after a Jet Ski Accident

Our firm, founded by Keith Brais, has nearly 70 years of combined experience and put that knowledge to work helping Key West residents and visitors who have been injured in a personal watercraft accident. Keith is a certified expert in admiralty and maritime law and knows what maritime insurers will throw at a personal injury claim before they even do so. Why? Because he spent nearly 20 years working for them in defending against injury claims. After a particular case caused a change of heart, he now puts that invaluable experience into solely helping individuals obtain the compensation they deserve after an accident that was someone else’s fault.

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Gathering Witness Statements and Evidence is a Key Element in Getting Compensation for Your Injuries

There are several steps involved in ordered to get the best outcome possible when seeking compensation after a boating or jet ski accident.  

We have helped clients get the compensation they deserve through effective representation through the injury claim process:

  • Collect witness statements
  • Gather evidence that shows you were injured in the accident
  • Gather evidence showing negligence of the at-fault party
  • Proving liability of the boat or waterski operator or company
  • File a claim with the liable party’s insurance company
  • Negotiate with the insurance company or file a lawsuit

Failure to Follow Regulations and Maintain Safety Procedures Can Result in Serious Injuries

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, in concert with local laws, has established boating regulations that govern the behavior of vessels operating on the water. When another vessel operator causes an accident that injures you, or if the rental company fails to properly maintain your jet ski, causing the accident, they will be liable for whatever your claim is worth. They’ll generally have an insurance company you’ll need to file through, and their attorneys will do whatever they can to pay you as little as possible. 

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FAQs: Popular Jet Ski Destinations Like Key West Can Mean Serious Accidents

How Much Will a Jet Ski Accident Lawyer from Brais Law Cost Me?

The Jet Skier that Hit Me Left the Scene—What Do I Do?

What Compensation Will I Be Able to Receive?

How Much Will a Jet Ski Accident Lawyer from Brais Law Cost Me?

Your initial consultation is free and we only get paid if we win. This means that you pay nothing out-of-pocket during your case, ever. We take jet ski and PWC accident injury cases on contingency, so our payment comes out of a portion of what we win on your behalf that we’ll agree upon before getting started.

The Jet Skier that Hit Me Left the Scene—What Do I Do?

It is important that you remain at the scene of the accident if at all possible so authorities can be notified. Fleeing the scene of a personal watercraft accident is a criminal offense and the U.S Coast Guard and/or local law enforcement have considerable resources to locate the negligent party.

What Compensation Will I Be Able to Receive?

Every case is different and all the facts and what individuals, rental companies and other factors involved will need to be determined. In general, accidents involving negligence mean the injury party can claim damages for:

  • Hospital bills
  • Ongoing medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering

Explore the Legal Options in Your Case with a Jet Ski Accident Lawyer

When you or a loved one has been injured during water recreation activities, such as boating, jetskiing or other personal watercraft use, you need a dedicated injury attorney who has the specialized legal skills needed to navigate this area of the law. A boating accident attorney on our team at Brais Law has the track record of successful results you need on your side. Call us at 305-709-4117 or visit our site to schedule your free initial consultation.

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