The Dangers Of Florida Waterways That Result In Serious Injuries
A day of leisure and relaxation can quickly turn tragic when an accident occurs while operating a Jet Ski or other form of personal watercraft. At Brannon & Brannon, our lawyers spend time with clients to advise them on their options. From there, we stay by their side in our pursuit of maximum compensation for the losses they suffered.
Unlike boats and other water sport vessels, personal watercraft put Fort Walton Beach operators in even greater peril, specifically because there is an even greater possibility of falling off the Jet Ski as a result of:
- Unsafe operation
- Ignoring poor sea conditions
- Drug or alcohol use
- Violating safety laws
- Lack of training and instruction
Personal Watercraft Rentals Fall Short Of Safety Standards
Companies responsible for renting Jet Skis often fall short in providing any type of instruction on personal watercraft operation. From basic operational knowledge to the importance of life jackets and emergency response, all renters, regardless of experience, need this vital information to stay safe.
Tragically, many accidents are caused by inexperienced operators who have very little experience on their rented personal watercraft. After what could be considered minimal training, an operator is left to their own devices, traveling through the Gulf of Mexico, bays, harbors and other waterways with, at best, minimal knowledge of turning, starting and stopping.