Part of the appeal of a jet ski is its speed and maneuverability. When operated safely, a jet ski is thrilling. However, when handled incorrectly or poorly maintained, jet skis can cause devastation.
If this has happened to you, a Lawrenceville jet ski accident lawyer from our team can work to hold the proper parties responsible and seek financial damages on your behalf.
Medical, Financial, and Other Compensation for Jet Ski Accident Injuries
Our personal injury attorneys help victims by ensuring they receive medical care and helping them seek financial compensation for injuries.
Your medical care-related damages may include:
- Emergency care
- Diagnostic testing
- Rehabilitative care
- Medical equipment
- Psychological counseling
- Alternative care
We won’t allow the other party to pigeonhole, delegitimize, or over-generalize your experience. We will consider what you suffered, what you paid, and the care you will require in the future to calculate a value for your case.
Recovery from an injury can mean time off work. Salaried employees may lose income, as well as vacation or sick days. If you are a freelancer or self-employed, you may earn no income at all while you heal.
Regardless of the form of your employment, you could be eligible to recover compensation for all revenue streams affected by your injury, including:
- Hourly wages
- Freelance work
- Monetized hobbies
- Vacation time
- Sick days
If you can no longer earn as much as you did previously or need to switch to a different job, we can also pursue reduced earning capacity damages.
Non-economic damages—such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and reduced quality of life—consider personal consequences. Physical and psychological pain, loss of enjoyment of hobbies and relationships, and other losses can be acknowledged through these damages.
Being left disabled or disfigured could also warrant damages, as these injuries affect you physically and emotionally.
If you lost a loved one, you could pursue wrongful death compensation to cover much of what we’ve already outlined, as well as:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of spousal support
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of income the deceased provided
For a free legal consultation with a jet ski accident lawyer serving Lawrenceville, call 404-214-2001
What Our Accident Lawyers Do in Lawrenceville Jet Ski Cases
At Kaine Law, we:
- Investigate – We’ll conduct an investigation of your case.
- Interview – We’ll talk to witnesses and experts.
- Speak – We’ll communicate with all other involved parties on your behalf.
- Gather – We’ll collect evidence of your injuries and other losses.
- Identify – We’ll determine who can be held responsible for your losses.
- Support – We’ll help you receive care and repairs.
- Update – We’ll remain accessible and provide regular updates.
- Explain – We’ll translate legal paperwork into layman’s terms.
- Negotiate – We’ll fight for a settlement that reflects your losses.
- Represent – We’ll take your case to court if necessary.
What we don’t do is charge you a fee for your consultation. In fact, we don’t charge you anything unless we settle or win your case. The focus of your energy and attention should be on recovering.
We Aren’t Afraid of Tough Injury Cases
While all personal injury cases have the potential to be complicated, jet ski accidents come with their own variables. For instance, if you rented the jet ski, the rental company could be liable. They could then point fingers at you or, if you were a passenger, the jet ski driver.
We can settle liability disputes by analyzing evidence, applying Georgia’s contributory negligence laws, and handling negotiations. If your case involves more than one liable party or you’re being blamed, we encourage you to consult our team.
If you signed a liability waiver when you rented a jet ski but were hurt due to negligence, you could still have grounds for a case, so don’t rule out the possibility of compensation.
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A Lawrenceville Lawyer Can Work to Connect a Liable Party to Your Jet Ski Accident Injuries
You must provide evidence that the other party didn’t behave as they should, hurting you in the process. They had a duty of care, they breached that duty, the breach caused you harm, and you deserve damages—these are the four pillars of a negligence claim.
Proving duty of care, breach, causation, and damages could rely on evidence like:
- Medical records
- Alcohol or drug testing
- Eyewitness testimony
- Photos or videos from the incident
- Reports from the Coast Guard or other authorities
- Expert analysis and accident reconstruction
- Weather reports
Whatever you can provide is helpful. Your Lawrenceville jet ski accident lawyer can gather the rest.
Duty of Care
By producing, lending, or operating a vehicle, a person is obligated to prevent causing harm. Product manufacturers must test the product and provide information about hazards. Rental companies must properly maintain vehicles, train employees, and notify users about risks. Operators must be alert, unimpaired, and follow the rules.
Breach of Duty of Care
In jet ski accidents, negligence could include:
- Ignoring weather or water conditions
- Lack of experience or training
- Reckless or aggressive behavior
- Ignoring signs or hazards
- Equipment and maintenance failures
- Design or production flaws
The U.S. Coast Guard reports that alcohol use is a leading contributing factor in boating accidents. In Georgia, nine alcohol-related boating accidents caused four deaths and 16 injuries in 2021 alone. Lack of operator instruction, inattention, machinery failure, and speeding are also common factors in accidents.
Depending on the negligence in your case, different parties could be held liable. For instance, an operator can be responsible for speeding, while a jet ski manufacturer could be responsible for a faulty part or poor installation.
For someone to owe you damages, their behavior must have directly caused an accident. Demonstrating causation may involve proving the at-fault party collided with:
- A jet ski
- A boat
- A swimmer
- An above-water or underwater object
However, a jet ski doesn’t need to be involved in a collision to have caused injuries. For instance, reckless driving could cause a passenger to fall off, sustaining injuries. That could leave the driver liable. Likewise, product defects or maintenance failures can cause injuries, as well.
By linking all the above, we can demonstrate that you suffered damages due to the accident, and you therefore deserve financial compensation for your accident-related expenses.
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A Lawyer Can Start Building Your Lawrenceville Jet Ski Accident Case Today
Georgia’s statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of the injury (O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33), but individual deadlines can vary. We can use that time to build your case. Don’t delay reaching out to our firm so a jet ski accident lawyer serving Lawrenceville can get started on your case today.