In the summer, water sports are a great way to stay cool and have fun. From swimming and fishing to boating, wakeboarding, tubing, and using jet-skis, there are water-related activities that appeal to just about everyone. Unfortunately, any water-related activity can result in injury. Recently, a man was injured while riding a jet-ski on the Mississippi River.
The man collided with another jet-ski, but the operator of the other jet-ski and his passenger were not injured in the crash. The man who was hurt in the accident sustained injuries to his head and neck.
Jet-skis are appealing because they can go very fast and they are very maneuverable. Many different types of people ride jet-skis, from those who own one or more of them and ride them often, to inexperienced riders who rent a jet-ski or borrow one that belongs to a friend or relative. While both experienced and inexperienced riders can have accidents while riding jet-skis, inexperience is one factor which can increase the likelihood of a rider having an accident on a jet-ski.
Alcohol is a factor in some jet-ski accidents. Alcohol can impair a person’s judgment and slow their reaction time while they are riding a jet-ski just as it can impair the driver of a motor vehicle or the rider of a motorcycle. Recklessness is also a factor in some jet-ski crashes, because the nature of jet-skis often appeals to people who enjoy going fast and attempting daring feats. Sometimes, another jet-ski operator or a boater collides with a jet-ski, causing an accident. Jet-skis do sometimes malfunction, either because they are improperly maintained or because of manufacturing defects. Obstacles in the water, such as logs and large rocks can take an unsuspecting jet-ski operator by surprise and cause an accident. As you can see, there are plenty of things that can cause jet-ski accidents.
As with any type of accident, there may be more than one person who is responsible for the injuries and damages that result from a jet-ski accident. The person who was operating the jet-ski at the time of the crash could be fully or partially responsible for the damages, as could the owner of the jet –ski, a person who was operating another jet-ski or boat that was involved in the accident, the manufacturer of the jet-ski or parts that were used to repair the jet-ski, or other parties who are in some way connected to the jet-ski.
Giddens Law Firm, P.A.: Helping Jet-Ski Accident Victims throughout Mississippi
If you were injured or if you have lost a loved one in a jet-ski accident, a Mississippi Personal Injury Attorney can help you pursue a claim for damages. Your attorneys can help you to pursue a settlement, and they are ready to take your case to trial if need be. To learn more about how the Mississippi Personal Injury Attorneys of the Giddens Law Firm, P.A. can help you with your personal injury claim, please call our office today, at (601) 355-2022.