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Jet Ski Accident Lawyers in Virginia

Protecting the Victims of Watercraft Injuries

Riding on a personal watercraft (PWC), such as a Jet Ski, WaveRunner, or Sea-Doo, is fun summertime activity for people who live close to one of Virginia’s rivers of lakes, or by the state’s miles of beautiful coastline. Personal watercrafts are recreational vehicles that provide the thrill of riding over bodies of water at high speeds. They generally hold one, two, or three people, and can be operated while standing up or sitting down, depending on the model.

The quickness of a Jet Ski, and the watercrafts’ ability to do jumps and other tricks, make their use fun for drivers and passengers. However, the same characteristics that make Jet Skis fun can also make them very dangerous. Misuse of a personal watercraft can result in accidents and severe injury.

If you were injured in a Jet Ski, WaveRunner, or Sea-Doo accident, contact Breit Cantor to schedule a free case evaluation. Use our contact form or call (888) 635-9500 to reach our motorsports accident attorneys in Virginia.

Jet Ski Accidents Caused by Drivers

As is the case with any vehicle, accidents can be caused by driver or rider negligence. A driver who is acting recklessly by speeding, making turns or jumps without warning to others, or driving while distracted endangers their passengers and other personal watercraft operators around them. Riders can act negligently by distracting Jet Ski drivers.

Intoxication is another major factor in watercraft accidents — a Jet Ski should never be operated under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Negligent Jet Ski Rental Companies

While there are many people in Virginia who do own a personal watercraft, renting is popular among people visiting the beach. A rental company can contribute to accidents by failing to properly maintain their vehicles, or by providing a Jet Ski to someone who is not equipped to operate one (for example, somebody who is intoxicated, under the age of 14, or was not given the proper safety information).

Defective Jet Ski Injuries

PWC accidents can occur if a vehicle is not functioning correctly. Beyond out-of-date maintenance, malfunctions can result from defects in the design or manufacturing of a Jet Ski. In these cases, the vehicle manufacturer or retailer could be held liable.

Hurt in a Jet Ski Accident? We Can Help!

Regardless of the cause, the effects of a personal watercraft accident can be severe. Injury or death resulting from Jet Ski accidents can leave a victim and their family saddled with the high costs of medical care and funeral expenses, as well as the incalculable emotional cost of pain and suffering.

At Breit Cantor, our Virginia Jet Ski accident attorneys are available to discuss your case, and the compensation you may be entitled to. With our firm, you won’t pay anything unless we recover the damages you deserve.

Call (888) 635-9500 to schedule a free consultation, or submit your contact information on our website. We offices located in both Virginia Beach and Richmond.

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