Watercraft accidents have unfortunately become far too common during the summer months. With the rising popularity of personal watercraft comes the danger of inexperienced drivers and defective product components. Many watercraft accidents run the risk of leading to severe and life-threatening abdominal injuries. If you or a loved one have suffered an abdominal injury as the result of a watercraft accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Watercraft accidents are often due to watercraft operator negligence or a manufacturing defect. Personal watercraft operators are often inexperienced while at the wheel, despite the strict rules and regulations pertaining to watercraft. However, many people believe that any boating laws only apply to actual boats, and not to personal watercraft. Therefore, these same people believe that personal watercraft are easier to control than larger boats. This lack of experience often leads to negligent behavior, such as the inability to judge distances and speed in a variety of circumstances. This rises to the level of negligence since as a personal watercraft operator, you owe a duty of care to any passengers and any other people on the water. This lack of appropriate experience often leads to many accidents each year.
Manufacturers also hold a duty of care to the end user and consumer of personal watercraft. Any defect in the smallest component part can have dire implications for watercraft operators and passengers. An experienced watercraft accident attorney will assist you in tracking down the responsible party based on the facts and circumstances of your unique case.
Abdominal injuries often occur in watercraft accidents due to a blunt force hitting the victim upon impact. These injuries can occur in a number of ways, including:
- Collision with another watercraft
- Thrown off personal watercraft
- Item piercing the abdomen from the watercraft
Any injuries to the abdomen can lead to very serious injuries and complications. The abdomen area does not only house the stomach, but also the liver, kidneys, intestines, and pancreas, each of which serve a vital purpose in the body’s altogether system. Serious injuries to any of these internal organs can lead to serious damage and trauma to your body. These injuries often lead to extended hospital stays and ongoing medical treatment. Therefore, the responsible party should be held liable not only for your current medical bills, but all medical bills in the future and the impact this accident will have on your life, such as lost earnings and future wages.
Malley Law Firm | Houston Watercraft Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one received an abdominal injury after a watercraft accident, do not hesitate to contact the Malley Law Firm. Tony Malley is an experienced watercraft accident attorney who has filed claims on behalf of numerous clients stemming from watercraft accident injuries. You should not be forced to cover the cost of any resulting injuries and should instead focus solely on the recovery process. Contact our Texas offices today for your initial free consultation.