Jet Ski Injury & Sea-Doo Accidents
The most recent data from the United States Coast Guard found that a total of 50 “water jet” deaths occurred in the United States and U.S. territories in 2018. The released data also revealed that there were approximately 238 watercraft accidents resulting in 212 injuries
If you or a loved one were injured due to a Kawasaki Jet Ski accident, Sea-Doo accident or a Yamaha WaveRunner accident, call the Law Firm of Nadrich & Cohen today at 1-800-718-4658 for a free, confidential consultation. Our attorneys handle jet ski claims in California and throughout the country. We never collect a free for our services unless a recovery is made.
Jet Ski Risks
Jet Ski Explosions
You may have read about an exploding jet ski in the news. This type of personal watercraft accident is a known phenomenon, as is the possibility of a Sea-Doo accident or a Yamaha WaveRunner accident, either of which can cause serious jet ski injuries.
Jet skis usually explode when the jet ski is idling. Jet skis often lack blowers which are supposed to vent flammable fumes away from the jet ski. The tiniest spark can cause an explosion when these fumes build up in the jet ski.
Jet Ski Accidents
Jet skis can be extremely dangerous because they lack a rudder. Steering can only be accomplished by changing the direction of the jet ski’s thrust, which means a jet ski cannot be steered once its rider lets off the throttle. In addition, a jet ski with its throttle off cannot immediately stop. These limitations apply to Kawasaki Jet Ski, Sea-Doo, and Yamaha WaveRunner, personal watercraft makes and models.
Due to the jet ski risks and dangers, proper training is essential to safe operation and the use of a jet ski helmet is highly recommended.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a jet ski crash or suffered injuries caused by an exploding jet ski, contact the lawyers of Nadrich & Cohen now for a free, confidential case evaluation by calling 1-800-718-4658, using the live chat feature, or completing the contact form on this page.
California Jet Ski Laws
- Children under 12 years of age cannot operate a jet ski in California.
- Children between 12 and 15 years old must be under adult supervision while operating a jet ski.
- Anyone operating a jet ski must also wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device.
- Jet skis must be registered with the state before they can be operated.
- It is illegal to operate a jet ski while intoxicated or under the influence of any drug.
- Jet skis cannot be operated within 500 feet of a designated swimming zone.
- Jet skis cannot be operated between sunset and sunrise.
NOTE: Current California law does not require personal watercraft operators to wear a jet ski helmet, but use of one is strongly encouraged by safety experts.
Jet Ski Injury Attorneys
The attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen and its legal teams have handled many personal watercraft accident cases. Our team of lawyers has also handled many product liability, boating and maritime claims. We have the resources, experts and experience to handle exploding jet ski and personal watercraft accident claims.
Types Of Personal Watercraft Accident Claims We Handle:
- Jet Ski Explosions
- Kawasaki Jet Ski Accidents
- Sea-Doo Accidents
- Yamaha WaveRunner Accidents
When you hire the jet ski attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen to handle your case, you can be assured that our legal team will get you the best possible recovery. Since 1990, our team of attorneys has recovered over $350,000,000 on behalf of clients.
The attorneys and staff at Nadrich & Cohen also share a commitment to providing exceptional client service. Your case will be important to us. We will always promptly return your calls, respond to your emails and answer any questions that you may have. We have a large staff to provide personalized service to each and every client we represent.
Free Consultation Available 24/7
We are contingency lawyers, meaning we only charge a fee if a recovery is made. The Injury Law Firm of Nadrich & Cohen offers a No Fee Promise. You will never owe us a penny out of your own pocket and there will never be any upfront cost to you.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries caused by a Kawasaki Jet Ski Crash, Sea-Doo accident, Yamaha WaveRunner accident, or Jet Ski explosion, call 1-800-718-4658 now to speak with a member of our Jet Ski Accident Legal Team. It’s important to take quick action following a jet ski crash because our legal teams will need to secure the personal watercraft as evidence. Don’t wait, call today.