Category: Wave Runner Accidents
A trip to the beach will reveal that Florida has many PWCs (personal watercraft), and the numbers are growing. With this growth, we can expect accidents to occur which cause injuries and even, on occasion, fatalities.
Most drivers in SW Florida have seen bumper stickers which say, "Watch Out for Motorcycles", but what we do not see are bumper stickers which say, "Watch Out for Runners".
Hundreds, if not thousands of people take to the waves every day throughout the state of Florida and many other states across the nation. Some individuals choose to enjoy the water while relaxing on a large cruise ship, while others choose to get more up-close and personal with the water on personal watercrafts, like wave runners and jet skis. Fort Myers personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey knows that individuals who ride jet skis and wave runners sometimes get into accidents, and those...
According to the United States Coast Guard, of the 4,062 boating accidents which occurred in the United States in 2013, the most common recreational boat types involved in these accidents were open motorboats (46%), personal watercraft (18%), and cabin motorboats (17%).
A University of Florida study showed that wave runner accidents and other PWC accidents cause far greater injuries than other boating accidents.