Jet Ski Accidents
Compensation for his client’s injuries is the goal of this Fort Lauderdale Jet Ski Accident Lawyer. A jet ski or waverunner is a type of personal watercraft. It is “open-air” and doesn’t typically have a roof or ceiling. Jet ski’s or waverunners are motorized, operated by a driver and can typically carry two or three occupants.
Although fun, jet ski’s or waverunners can be extremely dangerous. Because they are “open-air” and not enclosed, occupants can fly off of a jet ski or waverunner in case of an accident, crash or wreck. In many cases, occupants of a jet ski or waverunner may become unconscious during the accident. In that case, drowning may tragically result. Brain and orthopedic injuries can result as well.
When somebody dies in a jet ski or waverunner accident as a result of drowning, an estate must be set up for the deceased person. A personal representative of the estate (P.R.) will be appointed. When the case settles or goes to trial and a verdict/judgment is obtained, the proceeds will go to the estate. The decedent’s survivors (i.e., beneficiaries of the estate) will receive the proceeds of the settlement or verdict. There is a two-year statute of limitations in a wrongful death case, so it is important to contact Mr. Quackenbush as soon as possible.
To obtain a free, no obligation consultation, contact this Fort Lauderdale Jet Ski Accident Law Firm at 954-448-7288 if you’ve been hurt in an jet ski wreck occurring anyplace in Florida. Should Mr. Quackenbush become your lawyer, he will not charge you until you’ve made a recovery in your case. Therefore, there is no risk to you whatsoever.Counsel for Clients of this Fort Lauderdale Jet Ski Accident Lawyer
If the driver of a jet ski or waverunner causes an accident (for example, by hitting a dock, another watercraft such as a boat, hitting another object in the water, or flipping the jet ski or waverunner), injured occupants of the jet ski or waverunner may have a personal injury case against the driver.
Jet ski’s can also hit swimmers in the water. If a Jet ski or waverunner drives too close to shore and hits a swimmer, the swimmer may have a personal injury case against the driver of the jet ski or waverunner.
A jet ski may also hit another watercraft such as a boat and cause injuries to the occupants of the other watercraft. In that case, the occupants of the other watercraft may have a personal injury case against the driver of the jet ski or waverunner. Contact this Broward County Jet Ski Accident Attorney if you’ve been involved in a similar accident.
On the flip side, a watercraft such as a boat may negligently collide with a jet ski or waverunner. In that case, occupants of the jet ski or waverunner may have a personal injury case against the driver of the watercraft.
Finally, oftentimes mechanical or equipment failures in a jet ski or waverunner will cause an accident. In that case, people injured as a result may have a vehicle products liability case against the manufacturer or designer of the jet ski or waverunner.Hard Fought Victories Achieved by this Broward County Jet Ski Accident Law Firm
Jet ski or waverunner accidents frequently involve alcohol and/or narcotics/drugs. People driving jet ski’s or waverunners frequently have been drinking either before or while riding on the jet ski or waverunner. Many of these people are intoxicated, and this intoxication can affect their ability to drive and cause accidents.
When alcohol and/or drugs/narcotics play a role in causing an accident, injured victims of the accidents may be able to pursue claims for “punitive damages” against the intoxicated drivers. If you’ve been hurt in an accident caused by alcohol and/or drugs, ask this Broward County Jet Ski Accident Lawyer if you’re able to pursue a claim for punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed to punish defendants, rather than compensating victims (which “compensatory damages” are designed to do).This South Florida Jet Ski Accident Attorney Helps the Catastrophically Injured
After being injured in a jet ski accident occurring anywhere in the State of Florida, contact Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288 for a free, no obligation consultation. If this South Florida Jet Ski Accident Lawyer becomes your lawyer, he won’t charge you for his work until you’ve made a recovery in your case – so there is no risk to you whatsoever.