Recovering compensation for injured victims of jet ski accidents
Nothing ruins a day of fun on the water like an unexpected jet ski accident and a broken leg or other injury. During the busy summer season, water accidents are unfortunately common due to boaters and skiers sharing crowded space on North Dakota waterways. Personal watercraft such as jet skis comprise one of the top reported accidents on the water, according to the United States Coast Guard. Our seasoned North Dakota injury attorneys understand that accidents can disrupt your life and cause you debilitating physical and emotional pain. At Larson Law Firm, P.C., we have a proven track record of successfully resolving all types of accident cases, including boating and jet ski accidents. We fight on your behalf to get you the monetary compensation that you deserve.
Who is at fault in a jet ski accident?
In personal injury cases, negligence must first be determined. Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care, resulting in damage or injury to another person. Like any personal injury case, determining negligence in a jet ski accident can be complex and confusing. There are many factors to consider such as operator and manufacturer liabilities. If the rental company did not provide safe, properly functioning jet skis, they can also be held liable for the accident.
Injuries from boating accidents can drastically alter your quality of life. As a result, you are unable to perform daily physical tasks, are unable to work and suffer loss of income. If you need assistance and aren’t sure how to begin the claims process for your accident injuries, reach out to our experienced North Dakota jet ski accident attorneys for guidance you can trust.
Jet ski safety tips
In North Dakota, children between 12 and 15 years old are not allowed to operate a motorboat, including jet skis propelled by over a ten horsepower motor, unless the operator is accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. Or the jet ski operator has taken and passed a state-approved boating education course. To prevent jet ski accidents and injuries, follow these water safety tips:
- Always wear a United States Coast Guard approved life jacket
- Do not operate a jet ski while under the influence of alcohol
- Stay alert and be aware of other boaters and skiers on the water
- Don’t be reckless – don’t use excessive speed while jet skiing
- Follow the vehicle’s safety precautions – always attach the hand lanyard to the jet ski’s kill switch
If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to a jet ski or boating accident in North Dakota due to another party’s negligence, reckless behavior or carelessness, our attorneys can evaluate the details of your case and advise you how to proceed.
Schedule a free legal consultation today
Rely on the legal savvy and knowledge of the skilled accident attorneys at Larson Law Firm, P.C. Our office is located in Minot with easy, accessible parking. We also make personal hospital and home visits for those who can’t drive to our office. For more information, or to schedule a free initial consultation, contact us online or call 701-484-HURT.