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Jet Ski Accident

Jed Dietrich, Esq. is Recognized as a New York Super Lawyer and He Will Aggressively and Tenaciously Help Jet Ski Accident Victims in New York State.


Jet Ski Accident What better way to enjoy a warm summer day in Buffalo, New York than to spend it on the water? While there is no shortage of water activities and sports in the area, few provide the same thrill and excitement as personal watercrafts.

A personal watercraft, or PWC, is a motorized vessel that is designed to be sat on, rather than in. A couple well-known PWC brands include Sea-Doos and Jet Skis. Unfortunately, while these vessels are known for offering an exhilarating experience, boasting their ability to go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, they can also be incredibly dangerous.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, Jet Skis have a higher rate of collisions than any other type of water vessel. In fact, 36% of all boating injuries take place on PWCs. When a Jet Ski accident occurs, the severity of the injuries sustained are heightened because, much like motorcyclists, Jet Ski operators have little or no protection to prevent serious injuries to their bodies.

If you, or a loved one, were injured in a Jet Ski accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is committed to protecting your legal rights in Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Falls and throughout New York State. Our aggressive and tenacious Buffalo, New York Jet Ski accident lawyers will work hard to provide you with the highest level of legal representation to obtain the compensation you are entitled to. Call our office today at 716-839-3939 to schedule your free consultation and learn about your best legal options if you suffered injuries in a Jet Ski accident. Our team of Buffalo, New York boating accident attorneys are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week to help you. Call us today!

Common Jet Ski Accident Injuries

Unlike traditional boating accidents that offer the occupants the protection of the structure of the vessel, Jet Ski operators and passengers have nothing to protect their bodies from injury. As a result, Jet Ski accidents commonly result in serious injuries, such as:

  1. Drowning;
  2. Head injuries, including a traumatic brain injury or concussion;
  3. Neck or back injuries, often in the form of herniated discs
  4. Broken or fractured bones;
  5. Dismemberment; or
  6. Death.

Injuries such as these can require extensive medical care including emergency room, pain management, chiropractic and physical therapy treatment. After an accident, your goal should be focusing on your recovery and receiving the highest level of care possible to help you heal as quickly and fully as possible. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team is here to help ease the burden of the paperwork and communications with the insurance company after an accident.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. has over 20 years of experience providing legal representation to people who were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. He is recognized as a Best Lawyer of America and New York Super Lawyer and is dedicated to securing winning results for his clients. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of Buffalo, New York Jet Ski accident lawyers for help after a Jet Ski accident. You should focus on your recovery while we take care of the rest. Call us today at 716-839-3939.

WERE YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, INJURED IN A JET SKI ACCIDENT CAUSED BY SOMEONE ELSE’S NEGLIGENCE IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL BUFFALO, NEW YORK PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY, JED DIETRICH, ESQ., AND HIS AGGRESSIVE AND TENACIOUS TEAM AT 716-839-3939 TODAY FOR THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

How Do Jet Ski Accidents Happen?

There are a number of factors that lead to Jet Ski accidents. Determining what caused your accident is an important step in building a strong case and proving the at-fault party should be held accountable for the injuries that you sustained. Listed below are a number of common factors that often lead to Jet Ski accidents.

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Your accident may have been caused by one, or multiple, of these factors. Jed Dietrich, Esq. is an experienced trial attorney in Buffalo, New York who has access to world-renowned experts who can assist our team in investigating your claim and determining what caused the accident that led to your injuries. Once we have established the cause of your accident we will aggressively and tenaciously fight for the compensation that you deserve. This may include money for your medical care and expenses, lost wages or reduced earning capacity, and pain and suffering.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. has successfully obtained more than $175 million on behalf of his injured clients in the Western New York area and throughout New York State. Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation with his team of elite and top rated Buffalo, New York Jet Ski accident attorneys.

Who Can Be Held Responsible For A Jet Ski Accident?

Jet Ski AccidentDetermining liability in a Jet Ski accident can be a difficult task. Unlike accidents that occur on roadways, accidents that occur on the water have the disadvantage of physical evidence being washed away.

In most cases, it is the Jet Ski operator’s lack of experience that leads to the accident. According to a report done by the National Transportation Safety Board 84% of Jet Ski accidents involved operators with no boating safety instruction. The report further states that 48% of those injured had never operated a Jet Ski or, if they had, they had done so only once previously.

However, the Jet Ski operator is not always at fault, or if they are, there may be other parties liable to you for your injuries as well. If you were injured in a Jet Ski accident, the liable party is usually one of the following:

  1. The Jet Ski Operator: As previously stated, the Jet Ski operator is often responsible for the accident. The operator can be held liable if it can be proven that they lacked experience, they were driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they were driving in a reckless or careless manner, they exceeded the speed limit or they failed to follow any of the rules and regulations applicable to the use of the waterway.
  2. The Jet Ski Manufacturer: The manufacturer of the vessel may be held liable if it is discovered that the Jet Ski was broken or defective in some way and that the malfunction lead to the accident.
  3. The Jet Ski Rental Company: The rental company could be found at fault if the Jet Ski was improperly maintained or repaired, if they failed to provide sufficient use instruction to the renter, or if they failed to have the renter sign an indemnity waiver or the indemnity waiver is not legally binding. Jet Ski rental companies should include specified safety topics in their brochure or instructional video that cover particular local hazards and changes in water conditions along with the appropriate responses to those changes.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. will apply his knowledge and experience to discovering who is responsible for your accident and pursuing the compensation you deserve. However, you must act quickly because there are strict time constraints that apply to claims for personal injuries. Contact our team of Buffalo, New York Jet Ski accident lawyers today at 716-839-3939 to preserve your rights. Remember, there is never a fee unless we WIN for you.

WERE YOU INJURED IN A JET SKI ACCIDENT CAUSED BY SOMEONE ELSE'S NEGLIGENCE IN BUFFALO, ROCHESTER, NIAGARA FALLS OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL BUFFALO, NEW YORK ACCIDENT ATTORNEY, JED DIETRICH, ESQ., TODAY AT 716-839-3939 FOR THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!


Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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I am a medical doctor and have worked with many of the best lawyers in Buffalo and I can say without question that Jed Dietrich is the only lawyer I would trust with my injury case in Buffalo New York. B.O.
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No one will work harder, smarter or better; I have retained Jed and he obtained the best result for my case. D.P.
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