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Personal Watercraft Safety

As summer approaches, more and more people will be traveling to nearby lakes and beaches to keep cool. By Memorial Day, water bodies around the country become crowded with boaters, fishermen, swimmers, and others. One of the most popular recreational activities at the lake is jet skiing.

While using personal watercraft can be a thrill, they can also pose a major threat to both the user and others if they are not used properly. If you are considering riding a jet ski this summer season, there are some key safety tips that can help you avoid a serious accident.

Preventative Tips

To help ensure that you and your loved ones stay safe while on the water, consider the following personal watercraft safety tips:

  • Always wear a brightly colored life vest while riding on a jet ski.
  • Heed “no wake” signs and do not speed close to shore.
  • Look ahead for other watercraft and obstacles.
  • Keep a safe distance from other watercraft and do not “buzz” other watercraft or swimmers.
  • Before making a sudden change in direction, be sure to use hand signals and look for other traffic on the water.

These few preventative guidelines can help you to avoid a costly crash while riding a jet ski. Each year, people carelessly operate these powerful machines and put themselves and others in danger. Because of their capability to travel at high speeds, a jet ski crash can cause a surprising amount of devastation and can seriously injure or even kill a person. It is therefore important to always exercise caution when riding a jet ski or other personal watercraft.

Contact Us

Sometimes even the most cautious riders may be involved in an accident with a reckless or negligent individual. If you or someone you love has been injured in a personal watercraft crash, you may have grounds to initiate a lawsuit for personal injury compensation.

To learn more about how you can recover payment for your accident injuries and damages, contact the Jacksonville personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Donald Guthrie today at 904-296-1088.

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