Jet skis have become one of the most popular recreational boating vehicles during recent years. Leading brands include Jet Ski, Sea-Doo, and Waverunner. As the popularity of these vehicles increase, so do the chances of serious injury. Crowded waterways leave little room for error while operating one of these powerful vehicles.
Most jet skis are capable of speeds in excess of 40 miles per hour and close to 42% of all injury boat accidents involve a personal watercraft. This is most likely due to the fact that jet skis are almost always in motion, unlike larger boats.
Renters, who only operate the jet ski for a few hours at a time, make up 60% of accidents. Injuries resulting from jet ski accidents are far more likely to be severe since jet ski riders are more exposed to the elements than any other boating recreational vehicle. These injuries may include closed-head trauma, spinal cord injuries, and trauma to the chest and abdomen. Common causes of these injuries are roll-over, side swipe, and head-on collisions.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident involving a jet ski, contact the Green Bay personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to discuss your case and to schedule an initial consultation.