Personal Injury – Water Ski

Water skiing is an exciting sport; but like all sports, as a personal injury attorney Dekalb County GA can attest,  it can be quite dangerous and risky.  With skiers travelling at speeds of up to 50 mph, they must be extremely aware of their surroundings, to include other boats, swimmers, and any obstacle, which can cause them to lose balance and crash into the water.  Any personal watercrafts provide a lot of fun on the lake, but they also pose significant risks for serious accidents and injuries.

Most accidents that include jet skis involve collisions with other watercraft. During accidents that involve jet skis, jet ski riders are frequently thrown into the water, knocked unconscious, and often run over by another watercraft.  In, a number of large cities, lawyers commonly see injuries including broken bones, head injuries and concussions, and brain trauma. Fatalities from jet ski accidents are most often caused by serious head trauma and drowning. Common causes of jet ski accidents include the vehicles being operated by inexperienced operators, drivers drinking or doing drugs which possible lead to speeding which contributes to poor perception and hazy judgment, drivers not paying attention to the water and boaters; the lack of safety equipment and malfunctioning equipment also contribute to water ski accidents.

If you or anyone you know has been involved in a water ski accident, you should contact an attorney to determine what your rights are as a victim.  Reaching out to an attorney could be the best decision you ever made. Although some of injuries are much worse than others, they should all be treated with care and guidance in order to assure that you are getting the financial compensation that you or your loved one deserves for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.  Even if your injury seems minor, small, or as though it will not have a lasting impact, it is always important to seek medical attention. Many vacationers who are injured don’t want to take away from their family or vacation in order to go to a doctor or medical provider. By waiting to seek medical treatment you will only bolster the insurance company’s argument that your injuries are not related to the accident, and decrease your chance of recovery. Without this initial medical documentation, you may lose the opportunity to recover compensation for your damages completely or at a minimum, recover less than what you are entitled to.

 

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