Protecting the rights of victims injured in water ski accidents
Water skiing is a fun way to cool off when the temperatures rise in North Dakota. However, water skiing can be a dangerous water activity, especially if a careless or intoxicated boat operator is at the wheel. People who are towed on the back of a moving watercraft have a higher risk of becoming injured. Water skiers can be easily injured by obstacles in the water, ski equipment, or collisions with other skiers and boats. As Minot North Dakota boat accident attorneys, we understand that each personal injury case is unique. Our team of trained boating accident lawyers at Larson Law Firm, P.C. are fiercely committed to getting you fair and full compensation for your injuries.
Water ski crash injuries can be serious
A sudden twist or turn of the boat, or a collision with another boat can cause water skiers to become severely injured. These are typical water ski injuries that can happen as a result of an accident:
- Feet and ankle strains and sprains
- Head injuries, including concussions and traumatic brain injuries
- Cuts and lacerations, especially to head, face and neck areas
- Shoulder sprains and dislocations
- Leg and arm fractures
- Nerve and muscle damage
Our North Dakota boat accident attorneys understand that medical bills add up quickly as a result of injuries which may take months or even years to heal. With more than 36 years of personal injury law experience, we tenaciously fight to win your case and get you maximum compensation.
How to prevent water ski accidents
Water skiing is a high risk sport so it’s important to take every necessary precaution to prevent injuries on the water. If you are towed on the back of a boat, it’s important to follow North Dakota boating laws such as always wearing an approved U.S. Coast Guard personal flotation device. In addition, you can avoid accidents and injuries by having a spotter on the boat at all times when water skiing. A spotter’s job is to specifically watch the skier as he’s towed and make sure he’s not in danger. It’s unsafe for the driver of the boat to also act as the spotter. He needs to watch the water at all times and not be distracted while driving the boat.
If you are involved in an accident and injured while water skiing due to someone else’s negligence, contact our injury attorneys for legal guidance.
Contact our Minot, North Dakota boat accident attorneys for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating or water skiing accident, reach out to us today for legal assistance. We help you navigate the legal process so you can concentrate on your recovery. Set up a free consultation today by contacting Larson Law Firm, P.C. Contact us online or by phone at 701-484-HURT.