Jet Ski Deaths Serve As Reminder That Personal Water Craft Are Not For The Inexperienced - Water Craft Accident Lawyer Weighs In
In early May of 2011, multiple news sources reported that a passenger from the Carnival Sensation cruise ship was fatally injured in a serious jet ski accident rented during a port call in Nassau. A second passenger sustained serious injuries. A representative from Carnival cruise line stated that the passengers rented the jet ski directly from a local vendor. As an experienced water craft and boating accident attorney and one who has operated motor boats for almost a half century, any time I read about a jet ski accident I cannot all but think how unsafe and potentially dangerous these water craft are in the hands of untrained and inexperienced riders.
Every year thousands of people will be killed or injured due to improper and careless operation of jet skis or other personal water craft. Even as an experienced boater, I was involved in a nearly fatal jet ski accident with my young son riding on the back of a jet ski many years ago at a resort in Puerto Rico. Jet skis are powerful machines and lose control very easily when operated by someone with little or no experience. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this unfortunate jet ski accident, and the families of the victims would be well served to hire an experienced and jet ski and personal water craft attorney to fully investigate whether or not the concessionaire who rented the jet skis provided appropriate instruction in the operation of the jet ski and whether or not the jet ski was properly equipped with a kill switch. A personal water craft attorney should investigate whether there were any potential defects to the jet ski which could cause steering errors or the inability to dethrottle.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a water craft accident, please contact one of our experienced Philadelphia water craft and boating accident attorneys for a free, no obligation consultation online at www.beasleyreifflawgroup.com.