As water sports enthusiasts ourselves, the boating accident attorneys of Cartwright Law Firm do not have to be convinced that the operation of personal watercraft (PWCs) like jet skis is an exhilarating experience. Getting air by catching awesome waves, the wind in your hair, and the droplets of water spray tickling your face is a thrill that is hard to beat.
There is no better place to tear it up on the water than in picturesque Northern California. PWC operators have a treasure trove of places to ride in the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Jose, Sacramento, Monterey, Bodega Bay, and Santa Cruz. As fun as operating a PWC can be, it can also expose you to a risk of serious injury. If you have been hurt in a PWC accident, call us today to speak with a San Francisco PWC lawyer.
It’s important to remember to be safe and follow the “rules of the road” when operating a PWC. Unfortunately, you can never fully account for the carelessness or recklessness of others. The surge in the popularity of personal watercraft has led to a corresponding rise in injuries, and many victims are entitled to significant compensation for their losses. Some of the injuries that we commonly see after a PWC accident include:
- Blunt head trauma/concussions
- Whiplash when a sudden movement jerks the body too quickly
- Bruises when riding at a high rate of speed and bobbing out of the water.
- Fractured or broken bones
- Anorectal and vaginal injuries in a jet ski passenger
- Severe soft tissue injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Orthopedic injuries
When you or a loved one becomes a victim of negligence as a PWC rider, our team has the skill set it takes to obtain the justice and compensation you deserve when a fun day on the water turns to tragedy.
The statistics are clear. Although personal watercraft account for a small percentage of recreational vessels, they represent a staggering amount of reported accidents.
In our practice as San Francisco’s personal watercraft injury attorneys, the most common and deadly cause of injury we see is a collision with other vessels on a crowded waterway. Jet skis typically do not fare well when they meet boats and other vessels, and it’s akin to motorcycles versus cars and trucks – a jet ski rider has less protection and is much more exposed to serious injuries.
Personal watercraft riders are also susceptible to colliding with land, debris, and buoys with greater repercussions.
Call Us Today to Speak with a PWC Accident Lawyer in San Francisco
The Bay Area is home to a plethora of waterways for PWC enthusiasts, but the danger is always looming. If an accident happens, you can rely on the informed advice of our San Francisco personal watercraft injury lawyers at the Cartwright Law Firm to evaluate your options and determine the best course of action.
To schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our team, please call or text 415-433-044 or contact us online today.