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Personal Water Craft

In the summer, it’s nice to be able to cool off and have fun. Personal water craft, commonly known as Jet Skis, are a popular source of recreation. Whether you are at the beach or the lake, Jet Skis can navigate shallow waters and are easy to maneuver. They can go faster than most speed boats, exceeding 65 mph. The craft is also less expensive that a boat, and therefore, more people can afford them.

However, a Jet Ski is not a toy. You can get seriously injured. People tend to act recklessly on Jet Skis, falsely believing they cannot get hurt. Realistically, the craft should not be any more dangerous than a standard boat. However, because of people’s behavior, there are more accidents. Jet Skis are classified as motor boats by law. This means they must be registered and follow all the rules pertaining to boats. Therefore, onboard the craft must be a life preserver and a fire extinguisher.

The University of Florida found Jet Ski accidents to cause more injuries than other boating accidents. Most accidents occur when a driver runs into an object. The most closed-head injuries, traumas to the chest, and abdominal injuries resulted from Jet Ski accidents. Experts compare the danger of Jet Skis to motorcycles.

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If you have been injured in a personal water craft accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to receive damages. Contact Jacksonville personal injury lawyer Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088 to schedule a free consultation today.

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