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Jet Ski Accident Lawyer in Texas

 

As we inch towards spring and summer, the influx of outdoor activities will increase, especially when it comes to using the many waterways that are common on the Texas coast. Among many favorite pastimes, one such that represents both fun and excitement is that of jet skis.

If you have been injured in a jet ski accident, call our experienced lawyers for a free consultation on your rights and options. (281) 587-1111.

Jet Skis are Popular and Dangerous

As many understand, jet skiing is a popular water sport that allows the reader to sit or stand on a boat complete with an inborn engine. The craft is then able to create its own propulsion system with user-guided steering.

Moreover, the research indicates that riders of jet skis can reach approximately 60-plus mph, which showcases why many adrenaline-seeking individuals actively turn towards this sport.

However, many individuals do not understand the actual dangers that can be associated with jet skiing.

The common assumption is that because the sport is done on the water that it then somehow negates any potential for danger since the user can swim. That mindset couldn’t be further from the truth.

According to the Coast Guard, 40 to 50 people die each year in jet ski accidents.

Primary Causes of Jet Ski Accidents

The primary causes of these incidents are:

  • Reckless Driving:

The leading cause of these types of accidents is simply reckless driving. One should understand that caution should always be used. Failure to adhere to the “rules of the road” even while on the water can cause serious collisions or hit immovable objects head-on. This includes excessive steering or failure to use proper steering.

·    Driver Inattention:

When an individual is riding on a personal ski, it is imperative that they continue to keep their mind on the task at hand. Taking one’s attention off steering, even for a second, can have drastic consequences.

·    Inexperience:

Although little training is required to drive a jet ski, one should get proper training. It is estimated that approximately 32% of operators had little training before an accident occurred.

Overall, reports indicate that approximately 90% of Jet Ski accidents were the result of operator error.

The major problem of these accidents simply was that operators felt a certain level of comfort being on the water and as such, they did not properly employ safety measures. Or they did not know how to drive a jet ski safely.

Negligence is the leading cause of jet ski accidents in Texas.

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Contact a Jet Ski Accident Lawyer in Texas

If you or a loved one was injured in a jet ski accident, call us for a free consultation about your rights and option. Our boat accident lawyers have been helping Texans for over three decades.

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Greg Baumgartner

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Greg Baumgartner has practiced personal injury law since 1984. He holds not one but two law degrees and is a graduate of Trial Lawyers College. He is licensed in Texas and Colorado. Mr. Baumgartner has earned a reputation for exemplary results for his clients. And has been preeminent rated for decades and recognized by Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Expertise, Newsweek, Houstonia magazine, and many others. He has given educational talks to lawyers and many media interviews regarding personal injury cases.