The Inland Empire and much of Southern California has recreational waterways where visitors looking to relax and enjoy a day in the sunshine come with their personal watercrafts. However, with so many people and so many different types of vehicles on the water, accidents can and do occur regularly. If you or a loved one has been injured in a personal watercraft accident, you should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as you are able to do so. The sooner you have a San Bernardino personal watercraft accident lawyer on your side that will be able to delve into the matter and investigate the better off you will be.
Our attorneys at Welebir | Tierney have experience in all types of personal injury, including watercraft related accidents. We have been helping clients in the area of the Inland Empire, Riverside County, San Bernardino County and other locations around Southern California for more than 40 years. We can help to make sure that you receive the fair and just compensation that you deserve.
Many different types of watercraft from various manufacturers are available for recreational fun along the waterways. Some people buy their vehicles, while others rent them. Complexities will arise in accidents of any sort, and that’s why it is so important that people have a trained trial attorney on their side. Some of the most popular brand names of personal watercraft found along the lakes and other waterways in Southern California include Jet Skis, WaveRunners, and the Sea-Doo.
While personal watercraft can be fun, they can also be dangerous. Defective equipment on the machine and the possibility of collisions with other personal watercraft, or even boats, can occur. Although they are rare, spinal injuries can occur as well, often due to negligence and going too fast along choppy water. If you are a passenger on the back of a two-person watercraft and the driver is speeding, it is possible to fall off and receive serious injuries. It is also possible to receive injury by getting too close to the intake side of the pump. Hair, straps, and clothing may be sucked into the pump, which can cause many different types of injuries and can also cause a person to drown. Manufacturers warn that people need to stay away from the intake grate.
Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs can cause serious bodily injury to other recreational users of the waterway. Many who are riding and driving the personal watercraft do not have proper training in how to handle the vehicles. All of these things can lead to accidents.
Combined, our lawyers have more than 160 years of experience. We understand the dangers associated with recreational vehicles because we enjoy the outdoor experience just as much as everyone else does. We are also acutely aware of the dangers associated with these watercraft, and we have been helping people receive damages for their injuries for many years throughout Southern California
If you have been injured because of a personal watercraft, contact our office. We offer a free initial consultation and you will not have to pay any legal fees unless you win money for your case.