Louisiana, known as “Sportsman’s Paradise”, is filled with lakes, rivers, bayous and other waterways. These waterways are filled with boats and jetskis throughout the year. Operating a Jet Ski on the open water is a fun experience. What some people fail to remember is that operating a personal watercraft (PWC) such as a Jet Ski holds just as much responsibility as operating a boat, car or other type of larger vehicle. When Jet Skis collide, or when a boat runs into a Jet Ski, serious injury and death can occur.
Although we all take measures to be safe on the waterways, accidents often happen involving jet skis. Jet skis, with their smaller and more agile design, are not always as visible to other boaters as larger watercraft. It only takes a second for a catastrophic, or even fatal, accident to occur. Jet ski accidents can be quick, scary, and painful. Careless boat and watercraft operators will claim they couldn’t see you. Further, jet ski rental companies often fail to maintain their equipment and that poorly maintained waterways put jet ski operators at risk.
Maritime law may apply to your injury claim, depending on the type of water in which you were injured. We are well-versed in maritime law and prepared to represent you. Whether you collided with another Jet Skier, were hit by a boat or were injured due to a defective product on your Jet Ski, you can confidently turn to us for help.
If you or someone you love was injured in a jet ski accident, you have rights. As a victim, you deserve to be compensated—not only for the physical pain you have suffered but also for the financial losses that you have experienced as a result of the accident—so please do not hesitate to discuss your case.
If you’ve been injured in a jet ski accident, you may be entitled to compensation in order to get your life back on track.You deserve to be compensated—not only for the physical pain you have suffered but also for the financial losses that you have experienced as a result of the accident. If you or a family member were injured in a jet ski accident, the lawyers of Mansfield Melancon can help you find a doctor to document your injuries and treat them appropriately, receive compensation for lost wages if your injuries left you unable to work and related medical bills for your treatment, and navigate the claims process. We are here to help.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a jet ski accident, the personal injury attorneys at Mansfield Melancon can help. We are committed to guiding the people whom we represent through the legal process with experience and personal attention.
Our firm also has a strong track record of getting optimal results for our clients.
Our offices are conveniently located in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette. Call us or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a Louisiana personal injury lawyer. You can reach us at our New Orleans location at 504-500-1108, our Baton Rouge location at 225-612-0800, or our Lafayette location at 337-409-0003.