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The Sea-Doo personal watercraft are some of the most popular watercraft in the United States. Every summer, thousands of Americans embark on summer vacations alongside lakes, rivers, and beaches. Many of these vacations involve the promise of watercraft excursions and activities. Unfortunately, accidents involving Sea-Doos have become all too common on many of these vacations. If you have been the victim of a Sea-Doo accident, do not hesitate to contact an experienced watercraft accident attorney.
A Sea-Doo is the brand of a type of personal watercraft manufactured Bombardier Recreational Products. Many of the current Sea-Doo models offer three-seat watercraft, differing from the initial one-seat models from the 1980s. These smaller, personal watercraft appeal to people of all walks of life. Personal watercraft offer water-lovers the opportunity to be closer to the water without spending as much to purchase a larger watercraft.
However, based on its design, Sea-Doos are more at risk for collisions and dangerous injuries with much larger watercraft. Sea-Doos offer operators and passengers the opportunity to enjoy their summer days with the wind in their face at a high rate of speed. However, an inexperienced Sea-Doo operator may not understand how to correctly control a Sea-Doo watercraft in case of emergencies and may additionally be distracted during the course of their sea-doo operation.
Sea-Doo accidents may additionally be caused from a defect in the Sea-Doo itself. In this case, the manufacturer or retailer may be held liable for any resulting injuries. Consumers place their trust in the manufacturer, expecting a guarantee that the product they purchase will not cause unintended injuries. A Sea-Doo is a unique type of watercraft, and if an unexpected accident or explosion occurs as the result of a defective component, the manufacture should be held accountable for any resulting injuries.
RECOVERY IN A SEA-DOO ACCIDENT
Sea-Doo accidents can result in terrible injuries to both the passengers and the watercraft operators alike. The Sea-Doo itself does not offer much protection from another watercraft, and therefore any passengers on a Sea-Doo are not well protected from any collisions. Injuries from Sea-Doo accidents can include:
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Many of these injuries can be life-threatening and could take years to fully heal. As a victim of a Sea-Doo accident, you may be entitled to compensation for these injuries. The responsible party for these injuries may be held liable for your medical bills, lost wages, future earnings, and even pain and suffering. An experienced watercraft accident attorney will be able to guide you in filing your initial claim and understanding your rights as a victim.
MALLEY LAW FIRM | HOUSTON WATERCRAFT ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
If you or a loved one were the victims of a sea-doo accident, do not hesitate to contact the Malley Law Firm. Tony Malley has years of experience in assisting victims of Sea-Doo and other watercraft accidents. The responsible party should be properly held liable for any injuries their actions caused you, whether that was negligent operation or the negligent manufacturing of a product. Contact our Texas offices today for your initial free consultation.