Miami Jet Ski Injury Attorneys
Helping Victims of Jet Ski Accidents Throughout the State of Florida
Miami has miles of coastline with easy access to marinas, not to mention lakes and canals, so it should not be surprising that with over 15,000 personal watercraft (PWC) registered, that Miami ranks first in Florida in the number of accidents involving these “motorcycles of the water.” The lower price point of jet skis, and the ease and availability of renting, makes the dream of skimming around on gentle waves while enjoying the Miami sunshine an enticing recreational escape.
Unfortunately, accidents and injuries occur when negligent PWC operators fail to control their vehicle or unsafe conditions are present at Jet Ski rental facilities or when state mandated safety regulations are ignored. If you or a loved one has recently been the victim of a Miami jet ski or PWC accident, whether in the ocean, bay, canal or lake, you don’t have to face these challenges alone. The highly skilled watercraft accident attorneys at the Boyers Law Group are ready to advocate for you.
For over twenty-five years, we have successfully litigated personal injury cases, helping Florida families hold negligent parties accountable for the injuries they cause and achieving substantial compensation for their injured victims. Let us put our experience, expertise and resources to work helping you get the full compensation you deserve.
Personal Watercraft Accidents in Miami
Miami’s climate makes it the perfect location for year-round water sports. Unfortunately, the great weather brings a great and disturbing incidence of accidents. These factors, coupled with the fact that drivers as young as fourteen can be out on the water, causes the high risks associated with this recreational activity. These inexperienced drivers contribute to the high volume of jet ski accidents.
Attending a water safety course is mandatory for all Florida resident PWC drivers under the age of 22, although renters who are tourists often seek to circumvent this requirement. Drivers are also given a false sense of security when driving jet skis, as their small size leads many to believe the watercraft are easy to handle. In fact, the opposite may be true and this misconception contributes to the high accident rate.
Jet ski accidents may be caused by a plethora of reasons, including the following:
- Inadequate instruction
- Hazardous water conditions
- Poor weather conditions
- Defective machinery
- Overcrowding or recklessness
- Lack of supervision
- Poorly maintained equipment
- Lack of proper training
- Watercraft grounding
- Fires or explosions
PWC is the “generic term” for the brands (Kawasaki, Seadoo and Jet Ski, amongst others) that manufacture these nimble, water powered vehicles. Different varieties of PWC exist, either sit on or stand up, and they can also vary in the number of passengers that can join the driver on the water. Regardless of which brand or type of PWC you were riding at the time of your accident, the attorneys at the Boyers Law Group are here to help.
Renting a Personal Watercraft
Tens of millions of tourists flock to Miami every year, seeking the sun and the beach. Jet Ski rental companies are stationed on many of the beautiful Miami beaches, with the lure of ease of access and fun times in the water. These rental fleet vessels may be poorly maintained, which poses a huge risk to the renters and people around them. Even the most cautious jet ski driver may be unable to recover if something breaks inside the machine.
Another cause of jet ski accidents is inadequate training. If the owner of the watercraft failed to train the driver, or failed to provide adequate safety precautions, they may be liable for your injuries and you may be entitled to compensation.
Injuries on a Jet Ski in Miami
Young, inexperienced drivers, poor instruction from a jet ski rental agency or rough water conditions may all possibly contribute to a permanently disabling injury after a day on the water. Another factor that contributes to the high PWC injury rate is that much like a motorcycle, a PWC is without any protective exterior structure to protect its driver and riders. The absence of an outer shell contributes to the severe injuries that jet ski drivers and riders may suffer.
While jet skis and boats share the water, the smaller, unenclosed jet ski makes its operators especially vulnerable to harm. The potential to have significant damage to your spinal cord, head, brain or limbs is exacerbated just by being on a PWC. Riders in jet ski accidents are often thrown off the vessel, resulting in injury by propellers or water intake valves. Drowning is also possible if the victim is thrown off a jet ski. These injuries can happen almost instantly, changing the victim’s life in a matter of seconds.
The experienced attorneys of the Boyers Law Group protect your legal rights and opportunity to be substantially compensated by obtaining any available video footage, maintenance records, instruction manuals, water conditions, photographs and witness interviews. These pieces of evidence are invaluable to prove the negligence which resulted in the serious injury or death of a Miami jet ski driver or passenger. A Boyers Law Group attorney can review what happened in your Miami jet ski accident and let you know if you are eligible for this kind of lawsuit.
If you or a family member has been seriously injured in a Miami jet ski accident caused by a rental agency’s or other jet ski operator’s negligence, you may be able to obtain substantial financial compensation for the injuries and damages caused by their negligent actions. A lawsuit may be necessary to obtain the monies you need to pay for ongoing medical expenses, lost wages, pain and other damages. The jet ski accident attorneys of the Boyers Law Group take these factors into consideration to help you receive the best possible outcome for your case.
Boyers Law Group Attorneys Have Many Years of Experience Representing Victims of Miami Jet Ski Accidents
When you or a member of your family has been seriously injured in an accident on a Personal Watercraft or jet ski, you need expert legal help to sort through the details of your case and advocate tirelessly for the compensation you deserve. Our compassionate, experienced team has many years of experience representing victims of jet ski accidents. We will help you understand the legal process, make sure we understand every detail of your accident and injuries and do everything possible to hold the responsible parties accountable. Bottom of Form
Please contact the experienced Miami jet ski accident attorneys of Boyers Law Group at 800.545.9100 or submit the “Tell Us What Happened” form on our website for a free consultation so we can get started working on your case.