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Jet Ski Accidents

Jet skis or personal water craft can be found all over Tennessee lakes. Their popularity stems from their high maneuverability, their ability to reach speeds in excess of 65 mph and their ability to operate close to shore in shallow waters. Many operator like to spin doughnuts, jump the wakes of boats and operate at high rates of speed. Jet skis can be a lot of fun, but they can also be highly dangerous if not operated safely.

According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, in 2015, there were 12 jet skis accidents resulting in 9 injuries and three fatalities. Last year, the most common age groups to be involved in a jet ski accident were ages 31 to 35 and 35 to 40, with three accidents for each age group.  For the jet ski accidents in 2015, the primary causes were excessive speed and off the throttle steering loss.  Of course, the natural inclination when you get into trouble is to let off the throttle but, on a jet ski, when a driver lets off the throttle, steering is lost and collisions become more likely.

In a study by the University of Florida, researchers found that jet ski accidents produced far greater injuries than other boating mishaps. Typical jet ski injuries include closed head injuries and serious trauma to the chest and abdominal areas. Most of these injuries were inflicted when the jet ski struck an object causing the rider to be thrown into the object or another boat.

If you have been involved in a jet ski accident, you and your family may be entitled to recover money for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Permanent impairments
  • Scarring
  • Medical bills
  • Future medical care
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium

With the assistance of our jet ski attorneys at the Law Offices of John Day, we can help you recover the maximum compensation you deserve for your damages. You need high-quality, aggressive representation because a successful outcome of your case can help your provide the best possible care and quality of life for your loved one. If your loved one was lost in a jet ski accident, no amount of money will restore your family but it can help cover economic losses, allow you to establish a scholarship in your loved one's memory or obtain emotional counseling for surviving family members.

For more than 70 years, we have been committed to providing accident victims and their families with the highest quality legal representation. We invite you to review some of our professional honors and awards and client testimonials then contact one of our jet ski accident attorneys online or call us any time of day at 615-742-4880 or toll-free at 866-812-8787.  

We only get paid if we recover money for you and your family, and we advance all case expenses so you are never out of pocket any money to pursue your jet ski accident case.  For more information on our fees and how we handle case expenses, click here and then contact us today.  After an accident, the law only allows you a limited time to pursue compensation.

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