If you were injured in a jet ski accident in Miami you can receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering, mental anguish etc. However, losses may be more difficult to retrieve because of limited liability. You must therefore first show that the other party was legally responsible and at fault. It is recommended to seek legal advice from an experienced attorney when dealing with jet ski accidents.
Jet ski accident victims may be eligible for pain and suffering, present and future medical expenses, present and future lost wages, mental anguish, loss of companionship, support or consortium and loss of earning ability. Thus, you can recover both economic and non-economic damages for your injuries. However, jet ski claims can be more complicated than other boating personal injury cases, as PWC accidents may be subject to limited liability. This means that injured plaintiffs are precluded from filling lawsuits against certain defendants. The owner/renter may not be liable for the accident, as federal and Florida state admiralty laws dictate, if the court believes the accident occurred due to circumstances beyond a vessel's owner or renter knowledge or control.
In order to show that someone else was negligent in causing the injuries on the jet ski, it must be shown that the other party was legally responsible or at fault. PWC renters are almost always required to sign a waiver to free the rental company or vessel owner from liability in case of an accident, which can complicate a victim's ability to file a claim.
Miami personal injury lawyer Sean M Cleary has a vast experience in jet ski accidents, by contacting our law firm you can receive legal advice and help for your case.