Sometimes accidents can happen when you least expect it, especially during times of enjoyment. Carelessness often times accompanies pleasure, and with an activity such as water skiing, where high speeds and instability are involved, one mistake can be extremely detrimental. These mishaps can occur on behalf of the skier, the boat driver, or another water vehicle altogether.
When people gather for recreation on the lake, the presence of alcohol can inhibit their usual precautionary instincts and reactions. Often times, there isn’t enough law regulation or enforcement officers present on the water to ensure that boaters are not drinking and driving, or that underage persons are not operating the watercrafts. This can result in a higher number of unfortunate incidents, especially those involving isolated individuals, such as water skiers, who may not be as easily spotted.
Due to the nature of water skiing, boating, and the operation of other high-speed watercrafts, the accidents incurred during such activities can be quite severe and potentially life-threatening. Often times, the injured party will suffer from leg or head injuries. The skier is at risk of damage from collision not only with another party, but also with the water itself, which does not give as easily upon forceful impact due to its surface tension.
Recklessness while participating in these forms of recreation is generally not tolerated by others. If you or someone you know has been hurt in a water skiing accident, please do not hesitate to contact a Green Bay personal injury lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.