With the sun out and the warm South Florida weather encompassing everyday life, many people are taking to the many beaches and rivers near Stuart, Florida this summer. A popular way to pass time for many people on the water is to ride around on a jet ski. As with all vehicles and vessels, there is always a danger of an accident occurring. Unfortunately, most jet ski accidents are a result of someone being negligent. While these are mainly accidents, they can have some very serious consequences. Some of the main injuries that result from these accidents are: fractured bones, brain or head trauma injuries, back and spinal cord injuries, and potentially drowning and death.
Many times, these accidents are caused by inexperienced jet ski drivers. Other reasons for why accidents occur are: reckless behavior by the driver or driver of another jet ski, lack of the proper safety equipment, operating the jet ski at a high rate of speed, operating the jet ski while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, and, as is always the case here on the beaches of Florida, inclement weather.
If there was an injury due to negligence, the person who was injured can potentially recover some form of financial recovery. The main form of recovery would be for medical expenses occurred as a result of the jet ski accident. This could potentially recover past and/or future medical bills, transportation costs, and future physical therapy. Another form of recovery could be lost wages. This would be the amount of money that an individual could have received had they not been injured in a jet ski accident. Additionally, if the injury is severe enough, an individual could receive compensation for future lost wages. The last form of recover would be pain and suffering. In essence, this form of compensation would be able to cover emotional therapy that was suffered as a result of the incident.
If you’ve been involved in a jet ski accident in Stuart, West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie or any of the surrounding areas, be sure to contact Donaldson & Weston today to get the legal protection and compensation you deserve.