Watercraft Accident Lawyer in Jacksonville

Boat and Jet Ski Accidents

Florida laws regulate the use of watercraft, including boats and jet skis. With the vast amount of waterways in Florida, many people enjoy water sport activities. Accidents involving boats and jet skis can result in serious injuries or deaths. Injuries can include fractures, dislocations, amputations, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury, internal organ damage, coma, and drowning. Victims often require hospitalization and rehabilitation before returning to their prior lifestyle.

Some injuries may result in a temporary disability or a permanent disability. Victims of watercraft accidents should contact a Jacksonville personal injury attorney for legal advice regarding the steps to take following an accident and the possibility of monetary compensation for injuries suffered. The Law Office of Jason K. S. Porter, P.A. is experienced and knowledgeable in all areas of watercraft accident cases. We successfully represent many clients injured in watercraft accidents.

About Watercraft Accidents

Most people operate their boats and jet skis according to the safety rules and regulations. Accidents usually happen because someone has acted recklessly or negligently and placed others at risk. The following are some contributing factors to accident injuries or deaths:

  • Failure to yield
  • Lack of floatation devices
  • Use of drugs or alcohol
  • Untrained or uneducated watercraft operators

A watercraft collision can cause victims to fall overboard and drown or receive severe injuries. Florida has the highest incidents of watercraft accidents with injuries and fatalities. Most watercraft owners have insurance to cover property damage and medical costs. If a watercraft accident is the result of negligence, the responsible party may be liable to the injured victims for damages the suffered due to the accident.

Damages may include lost income, medical expenses, property damage, and pain and suffering. Speak with one of our attorneys before settling with an insurance company. An insurance company may require giving up the rights to any future compensation beyond the settlement.

Make an appointment today for a consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Jacksonville.

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