Recreational boating refers to what many people would describe as going out on a typical 15′, 20′, or even 50′ boat. We, here at Hickey Law Firm, P.A., represent those who have accident during recreational boating, as well as those injured on personal water craft such as jet skis, sea doo, or wave runners. We represent those who are both injured by them, and who have been injured while riders on them.
In the following video clip, Jack Hickey talks a little about this area of practice. Of particular interest is that there is a statute in Florida which mandates that those who rent out personal watercraft give lessons on how to properly operate the machines to those who rent from them. Needless to say, this does not always happen, which could leave the renting company liable for any injuries sustained.
Some examples of accidents which may occur while recreational boating include a boat accident, or collision with another boat, with another structure in the water, or even with people in the water. These accidents can be very serious and can result in serious injury or even death.
Accidents involving personal watercraft carry the same risks as does recreational boating. The main difference being that often times the personal watercraft is capable of much higher speeds, while offering less protection due to their smaller sizes. For example, a sea doo may be capable of speeds of 40 miles per hour or more, but is only a fraction the size of a standard recreational boat. There have been many reports of serious accidents on personal watercraft.
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