During warm weather, many people take to the water for a fun day of recreation. While some people choose different types of boats for their outings, others choose to take out jet skis or other types of personal watercraft. These jet skis only hold one or two people at a time, are much more maneuverable than many larger boats, and can travel at high speeds across the water, sometimes above 65 miles per hour. Though riding a jet ski can be thrilling, it also poses many risks of accidents and injuries. If you have been in a jet ski accident because someone else was negligent, an experienced Coweta County accident attorney can help you recover for your losses.
Jet ski riders have little to no protection in the event of a collision with a larger boat. To protect everyone on the water, there are strict regulations regarding right-of-way and other driving behaviors to avoid collisions. Additionally, boat drivers are expected to pay close attention to the water in front of them and other watercraft at all times.
Unfortunately, many boat drivers negligently fail to pay adequate attention to what they are doing. Having a crowd on a boat can be distracting, and a driver can easily lose focus. Additionally, many boat outings involve alcohol, which can lead to impaired boat driving and impaired judgment. If a distracted or impaired boat driver crashes into a jet ski and causes injuries, that driver should be held wholly responsible for resulting injuries.
Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
People who know they are on the water with jet skis and other small watercraft should always pay the utmost attention to carefully watch out for these smaller vehicles. If a boat driver or other party acts negligently and causes a jet ski accident, an experienced accident lawyer at Shane Smith Law will work to make sure that negligent party is held responsible for their actions. We provide the highest quality of representation to make sure you receive the full amount of compensation deserved for all of your injuries and losses. Call us today at (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free consultation.