Miami Jet Ski (PWC) Accidents

Miami beaches are famous for their white sands, blue waters, and great rental market for personal watercrafts (PWC) like Jet Skis. Jet skis allow access to water recreation to a variety of people thanks to their versatile use that allows the user to be seated, standing, kneeling or even laying on it. While a jet ski and other motorized water toys can be a great deal of fun, the negligence of other operators or the rental company can result in costly injuries. 

Connect with a Jet Ski Accident Lawyer Who Really Knows Miami Maritime Law

If you have been injured while riding a jet ski or other PWC in Miami, the experienced jet ski accident attorneys at Brais Law are available to provide a risk-free, cost-free consultation on your case. The unique facts and circumstances of your injuries and the accident that caused them will determine what options are available to you, and we’ll advocate on your behalf every step of the way. 

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Get In-Depth Experience and Maritime Knowledge on Your Side

Miami’s Brais Law Firm was founded by maritime accident lawyer Keith Brais. He has a degree in marine engineering and holds multiple US Coast Guard marine engineering licenses. After suffering a serious injury on an offshore oil rig, Keith went to law school and eventually became a Florida Bar certified expert in admiralty and maritime law.

He has over 30 years excelling in maritime law as it pertains to injuries and built a firm with likeminded, skilled attorneys to help people injured in Jet Ski accidents and other water-related activities. With over 70 years of combined trial experience, the team at Brais Law is passionate about personalized attention and getting results on behalf of our clients.

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What is a Personal Watercraft?

A personal watercraft (PWC) is a designation that applies to watercraft that you are “on,” as opposed to “in,” which would make the watercraft a vessel. 

The laws and legal precedents that apply to your case depend on whether you were on a vessel or a PWC. An injury attorney on our team knows exactly what to do in every case involving boating or jet ski accident cases and will work to achieve the best outcome, whatever the facts surrounding your injury. 

Common Causes of Jet Ski and PWC Accidents

You are able to get damages related to your injuries when the facts and circumstances of the accident or incident that caused them to indicate that another party or entity is liable. For example, if a boat operator was boating while intoxicated and they struck you while riding a jet ski, they and their insurance company will be liable for your medical expenses. And if the rental company poorly maintained their jet skis that caused the accident that injured you, you would file against the company. 

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Some of the Most Common Causes of a Jet Ski and Other PWC Accidents in Miami Include:

  • Negligent boat operators who create large wakes or dangerous conditions 
  • Poor management by PWC rental companies 
  • Other PWC operators engaging in negligent or reckless behavior on the water 
  • Manufacturer defects that lead to equipment malfunction

Florida Provides Legal Protection to Victims of Jet Ski Accidents

It is helpful to know that Florida Statute Chapter 327.32 protects your right to collect damages from liable vessel operators, regardless of classification, that causes your injuries. The law is on your side if you were hurt in a jet ski or other PWC incident, and an accident lawyer with us has won substantial compensation on our client’s behalf to cover:

  • Emergency medical bills
  • Future medical expenses
  • Physical therapy expenses
  • Lost income during recovery
  • Lost earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • And more
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Should I Accept a Settlement from the Insurance Company Before Consulting with My Lawyer?

It is not uncommon for the liable party’s insurance company to present you with a quick offer of settlement after your jet ski injury. The settlement offer might seem to cover all of your immediate medical costs, lost earnings, and maybe even a bit extra. While you might be tempted to take the settlement, you do not need to feel rushed. You have a right to measure your complete damages before accepting a settlement.

An Attorney Will Make Sure to Pursue the Full Costs of Your Jet Ski Injuries

If your jet ski accident injury leads to long-term medical costs like surgeries, rehabilitation, and ongoing pain management medications, the costs can last for the remainder of your life. By working with an attorney, you will first have follow-up appointments with medical and occupational experts to determine the complete costs and damages associated with your injury. The calculated amount, as well as relevant evidence, are then incorporated into your claim, and if the insurance company is not reasonable, a lawsuit will be necessary. 

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FAQs: Injury Claims for Personal Watercraft Accidents in Miami

I’ve Been Trying to Get Compensation from Jet Ski Rental Company’s Insurer but They Won’t Listen—What are My Options?

What are the Best Actions to Take after a Jet Ski / PWC Accident Left Me Injured?

I Had to Sign a Waiver Before Renting a Personal Watercraft—Can I Still Get Some Kind of Compensation?

I’ve Been Trying to Get Compensation from Jet Ski Rental Company’s Insurer but They Won’t Listen—What are My Options?

If a claim doesn’t result in a fair out-of-court settlement, we file a lawsuit on our client’s behalf. Our trial experience and tenacity for our clients has helped us obtain substantial compensation for individuals hurt in Jet Ski accidents caused by another party’s negligence.

What are the Best Actions to Take after a Jet Ski / PWC Accident Left Me Injured?

Reaching out to a lawyer ASAP after emergency medical care for your injuries will support the best claim possible. We start immediately by collecting evidence and drafting your claim to recover complete damages on your behalf. We work on a contingency fee basis so you never pay anything out-of-pocket.

I Had to Sign a Waiver Before Renting a Personal Watercraft—Can I Still Get Some Kind of Compensation?

You may still be entitled to full compensation. No waiver protects a rental company from not following safety protocols, not instructing users on safe operation or failing to properly maintain equipment to avoid accidents. An injury attorney at Brais law conducts a thorough investigation to identify negligence.

Make Sure Your Best Interests are Protected by Getting Our Help for Your Jet Ski or PWC Accident

If you or a loved one was hurt or killed in a personal watercraft accident caused by someone else’s negligence then you need strong legal representation knowledgeable in maritime law. You can make an appointment to speak with a Jet Ski accident lawyer at any time or from anywhere in the world by calling us at 305-709-4117 or visiting our site to schedule your free initial consultation.

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