When Summer Fun Turns Tragic

Don't Accept A Quick Settlement

Whether you were injured while operating your own watercraft or when struck by someone else's Jet Ski or other motorized personal watercraft, you should get legal advice as soon as possible. If someone else injured you, his or her insurance company's claims adjuster may show up and offer you a quick settlement. In our experience, these types of offers are typically insufficient to cover all expenses and losses.

How Personal Watercraft Accidents Happen

Negligence by personal watercraft operators often falls under one of these categories:

  • Speeding
  • Carelessness
  • Drunken operation of the watercraft

Sometimes the negligent party is not a person, but rather a company that designed, marketed, rented or sold the personal watercraft. Did the instant off switch malfunction on your Jet Ski? Were you thrown off when engine switches got stuck? Did a rental company fail to maintain or inspect the personal watercraft that you used before your injury? Were you injured on a dock while preparing to mount your personal watercraft?

Expect Insurance Company Pushback

On the other hand, if you were injured while operating your own watercraft, you may need help working with your own insurance company. It is not uncommon for insurers to balk at paying what their policies call for when they can make accusations of reckless operation of personal watercraft or other excuses not to pay.

Whatever the circumstances, we are prepared to work with professional investigators as needed to determine the true cause of your personal watercraft accident. We are here to fight for your right to compensation that should be yours after someone's negligence caused you to suffer a serious injury.

Schedule A Free Initial Consultation After A Personal Watercraft Accident

Attorneys at Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo in and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, await your inquiry at 610-295-5321 local or 888-854-6895 toll free. Call or email us to arrange to speak with a recreational injury lawyer.