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Waterways throughout the state of Texas become ever enticing during the warm summer months. Personal watercraft are often the key to any hot day, especially the popular Kawasaki Jet Ski. However, as with any type of vehicle, Kawasaki Jet Skis can quickly lead to devastating accidents given operator inexperience and manufacturer defects. If you or a loved one have been injured in a Kawasaki Jet Ski accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries.
KAWASAKI JET SKI
Kawasaki has led the way in the personal watercraft and succeeded in creating a brand that most people associate with personal watercraft. The Jet Ski is arguably one of the most recognizable types of watercrafts and often conveys an image of relaxation and summer. The first model of the Jet Ski was released in 1972 (the WSAA and WSAB) and the Jet Ski has since gone through numerous iterations and model types. The first release of the Jet Ski brought with it a fantastic new way to enjoy the waterways on a new form of watercraft. The current models offer all the newest technological features and comfort that a personal watercraft should offer to a consumer.
Kawasaki currently manufactures and lists for sale the following Jet Ski models:
- Jet Ski Ultra 310LX
- Jet Ski Ultra 310R
- Jet Ski Ultra 310X
- Jet Ski Ultra 310X SE
- Jet Ski Ultra LX
- Jet Ski STX 15F
JET SKI ACCIDENTS
The Kawasaki Jet Ski built its popularity on the fact that it was a personal watercraft and included an engine which pumped out thrust to propel the vehicle forward. While this produces a popular ride for thrill seekers and easy riders alike, this jet thrust can lead to very serious accidents if an unexperienced Jet Ski operator accidentally knocks a passenger off the Jet Ski. The force of the water thrust out of the Jet Ski has caused serious damage to many riders and could lead to death.
Jet Ski accidents are also caused by a defect in the manufacturing process. The smallest out of place component can have a drastic impact on the ordinary drive of a Jet Ski. A loose screw could cause the entire Jet Ski to break apart in the waves. An incorrectly placed valve could lead to an explosion upon a turn of the ignition. It is important to consult with an experienced watercraft accident attorney after any Jet Ski accident who is able to deeply research into the potential causes of the accident.
Jet Ski accidents can have dire repercussions and injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
These injuries often take months to recover from, and therefore the responsible party should cover any damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and future earnings.
MALLEY LAW FIRM | HOUSTON WATERCRAFT ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
If you or a loved one have been injured in a tragic watercraft accident, do not hesitate to contact the Malley Law Firm. Tony Malley has years of experience in assisting his clients in claims against negligence watercraft operators or Jet Ski defects. As a consumer or watercraft rider, you should not be forced to pay for the mistakes of others. Contact our Texas offices today for your initial free consultation.