With Summer quickly approaching, we will start to see a lot of jet skis and wave runners on the Sacramento River and lakes in the region. Accidents involving watercraft can cause significant injuries or death. The U.S. Coast Guard reported that in 2013 there were 426 accidents involving watercraft in CA alone and over 4000 injuries nationwide. Additional statistics can be found here. The primary injuries sustained in watercraft accidents are broken bones, lacerations, scrapes, and concussion.
Most jet ski and wave runner accidents occur due to inexperienced boaters, reckless driving, speed, alcohol use, lack of experience and training.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a jet ski accident, we recommend you contact an experienced jet ski personal injury attorney. In California, if you were injured in a jet ski accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages including pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and loss of future earning capacity. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Edward A Smith has over 30 years of experience handling jet ski accidents.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a jet ski, waverunner or boating accident, call the Law Offices of Edward A. Smith at (916) 921-6400. If you are outside the Sacramento area, you can call us at (800) 404-5400 for a free consultation. www.autoaccident.com. Reviews of our office can be found on Yelp and Avvo.