Personal watercraft like jet skis are commonplace in St. Petersburg, where our warm weather and beautiful waterways are practically begging to be explored. While jet skis can provide a fun, enjoyable experience on the water, these recreational vehicles can pose a dangerous or even deadly threat when misused.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, statewide, there were 164,385 accidents involving a personal watercraft in 2021. If you have suffered an injury in a jet ski accident or someone you care about was killed in one, you could be eligible for monetary compensation to help pay for medical bills and other damages. To receive maximum value for your claim, partner with an attorney who will provide the personalized client service you deserve. At Marsalisi Law, your case will never be passed off to a paralegal, and you will never feel like just a claim number.
Types of Injuries You Could Suffer in a St. Petersburg, Florida Jet Ski Accident
Jet skis and other personal watercraft combine outstanding maneuverability with top speeds. Although this can make for a fun and memorable time, personal watercraft often lack the safety devices needed to keep riders safe in the event of an accident. These characteristics can expose riders to a significant risk of severe or fatal injuries, including, but not limited to:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries: Concussions, internal brain bleeds, skull fractures, and open head wounds are severe, sometimes life-altering or life-ending injuries;
- Spinal Cord Injuries: If the spinal cord is damaged in a jet ski accident, a victim could suffer life-long effects, including paralysis;
- Soft Tissue Damage: When soft tissue like muscles, tendons, or ligaments is stretched or torn in an accident, the pain can be substantial and long-lasting;
- Burns: Burns can range from minor wounds to life-ending injuries. Serious burns may require extensive skin grafts and could result in significant scarring;
- Lacerations: Deep cuts and lacerations can lead to substantial blood loss, scarring, infections, and other issues;
- Fractures: Broken bones are extremely painful, may require surgery to repair, and often come with lengthy healing times.
Injuries from jet ski accidents often require extensive, costly medical treatments that can be difficult for the average person to pay for, especially if your injuries cause you to miss work. Attorney Frank P. Marsalisi has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for his client’s pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
Who Could Be Held Responsible for a Jet Ski Accident in St. Petersburg, Florida?
To recover monetary compensation for your jet ski accident injuries, your personal injury lawyer must be able to prove that another party’s negligence caused the accident.
The following parties could be held responsible for negligence in a St. Petersburg jet ski accident:
- Distracted boaters
- Impaired watercraft operators
- Owners who fail to maintain their jet skis adequately
- A manufacturer of a defective watercraft part
- Anyone who fails to comply with applicable jet ski regulations
When you partner with Marsalisi Law, we will conduct a detailed, independent investigation into your St. Petersburg jet ski accident to identify all of the parties that could be held responsible for your damages. Attorney Frank P. Marsalisi will work diligently to protect your rights by thoroughly documenting your case from the beginning and by fighting to hold negligent parties accountable for the harm they have caused you.
Contact an Experienced St. Petersburg Jet Ski Accident Lawyer Today for a Free Case Review
At Marsalisi Law, we believe anyone who has been injured in a jet ski accident deserves to have the full attention of an attorney whose primary interest is your well-being. With our firm, your relationship will be personal. You can expect to be treated with respect, and your case will be fully investigated to recover the maximum value for your claim.
We offer legal representation for both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking clients in St. Petersburg. To schedule a free review of your jet ski accident injury claim, call our office today at (727) 800-5052 or submit a completed contact form.
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Frank was referred to me by a former client of his after my accident with nothing but great reviews, both professionally and personally. From day one there was a level of comfortability and trust built based on what would be in my best interest moving forward. Never once did Frank make my case about what was in it for him but about healing my injuries in order to move on as normal as possible with my life.
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Frank has exceptional auto accident liability law abilities and he is also very well-versed in state auto insurance laws. One of the things I like about Frank is that he never tried to sugar coat anything for me. If we were headed for trouble, he would let me know what the trouble was and what our options were. I always appreciated his honesty. This is trait that I do not find in many of today’s lawyers but Frank has performed integrity well beyond his means.
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