Water Ski, Jet Ski, or Tubing Accidents
Undoubtedly, water sports are a lot of fun, and such, are a favorite pastime of many people across the State of Maine. While these types of activities are extremely enjoyable, they can also be highly dangerous. Each year, water skiing, watercraft, and tubing causes serious injuries, such as bone fractures, whiplash, spinal cord damage and even death. When people face these types of injuries, it isn’t uncommon for insurance companies and recreational business owners to blame the injured party for taking the risk of engaging in a dangerous endeavor. However, despite what potentially liable parties may say, just because you participated in a watersport does not excuse the negligence of others.
Don’t allow anyone to pressure you into wrongfully accepting blame for your accident. If you or a loved one was injured as a result of another’s negligence, contact Peter Thompson & Associates now at 1 800.804.2004 to learn more about your legal options. Our team of qualified Maine personal injury attorneys will take the time you need to answer all of your questions, and help you make informed decisions in your case. Contact us today to schedule your completely confidential initial consultation.Common Causes of Watercraft Accidents
Although water sport accidents can arise for a number of reasons, the most common causes in Maine are as follows:
- Defective products. Water sport equipment that does not work properly due to product defects can cause serious accidents and may implicate its manufacturer. In other words, a manufacturer of defective water sport equipment can be held liable for your injuries.
- Watercraft operator negligence. When a watercraft operator acts negligently, whether due to speeding, distraction, intoxication, or other causes, he or she may be held liable for all resulting damages. This includes the watercraft that you were injured in, or those operated by other parties that may have collided with your craft.
- Improper safety equipment. When a watercraft operator fails to provide proper safety gear, or if the gear is not replaced after being used for an extended period of time, he or she can be held responsible for any and all resulting injuries.
While the circumstances of each case is different, injured parties may be entitled to seek the following damages in Maine:
- Disfigurement (past and future)
- Funeral Expenses
- Loss of earning capacity
- Lost income/wages (past and future)
- Pain and suffering
- Current and future medical costs
- Emotional distress
While there are many personal injury attorneys in the United States, not all are qualified to handle watercraft accident cases. At Peter Thompson & Associates, our highly experienced personal injury attorneys have represented watercraft accident victims located throughout the State of Maine. Since these types of cases can be rather complex, it is crucial to hire someone that has the knowledge and experience to get you results. The attorneys at Peter Thompson & Associates leave no stone unturned and, will take all steps necessary to hold those accountable for your injuries. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.Contact Peter Thompson & Associates Now to Learn More About Your Case!
If you have been injured in a watersport accident in the state of Maine, the experienced, knowledgeable, and highly qualified personal injury attorneys at Peter Thompson & Associates can help. We offer excellence of legal services to all watersport accident victims, guiding you towards a full recovery. Call us today at 1 800.804.2004 to schedule an initial consultation at one of our conveniently located offices in Falmouth, Bangor, and Portland. Home and hospital visits are available statewide.