Jet Ski, Wave Runner, & Personal Watercraft Injury
A favorite activity of Floridians and Florida visitors is to ride jet skis or wave runners, boats, and personal water crafts. Jet ski and boating accidents are perhaps more common in Florida than any other state in the U.S. These accidents are most commonly caused by failure to follow the U.S. Coast Guard's "rules of the road", including speeding, failure to have a proper look out, alcohol and drug use while operating, and improper training or negligent entrustment by boat owners and rental companies or concessionaires. At Munch and Munch our Florida personal watercraft and jet ski injury lawyers have extensive experience representing victims of accidents such as these involving (but not limited to) unsafe operation, speeding, collisions, grounding, negligent supervision and entrustment, and alcohol or drug use while operating. A common defense tactic used by jet ski and personal watercraft owners is to attempt to avoid liability by invoking a Federal statute call the Shipowners' Limitation of Liability Act. However, our firm's Florida Board Certified Maritime Lawyer understands the nuances of this statute and how to prevent potential inappropriate application. If you or a loved one has been in an accident involving a jet ski, wave runner, or personal watercraft, call 813-254-1557 or email us at Munch and Munch so our Florida personal watercraft and jet ski accident lawyers can protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Generally, compensation for personal watercraft, wave runner, or jet ski accident injuries includes damages for payment of medical bills, pain and suffering, and any lost wages during recoupment. However, compensation for injuries resulting from jet ski and personal watercraft accidents vary, and, if the injuries sustained are serious, money damages for future pain and suffering, future lost wages, and future medical expenses may be available. Contact our Florida Maritime Lawyers at Munch and Munch, P.A. to discuss your potential claim.