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Jet Ski Safety
The summer offers many great opportunities to spend quality time with friends and family. Some of the most popular summertime activities involve going out on the water in a boat or on other watercraft like jet skis. These aquatic vehicles are incredibly popular, and while jet skis can provide you with hours of entertainment, they can also be very dangerous if they malfunction in any way or if others act recklessly near a jet ski rider.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a jet ski accident, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Learn more about your legal options in this situation by calling a Cedar Rapids injury attorney of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., today at (319) 294-4424.
Staying Safe on a Jet Ski
In 2008, there were almost 5,000 personal watercraft accidents across the United States with just under a quarter of them involving jet skis. When riding a jet ski, it is important to remember the following safety tips:
- Never ride a jet ski without a life jacket
- Take a driver’s safety course before operating a vehicle
- Make sure to attach the safety strap to your vest or swim suit
- Be aware of other people in the water
- Maintain a safe speed
Sadly, even if you adhere to all these safety tips, your safety may be compromised by another negligent party.
If you were injured in a jet ski accident and you are looking to pursue compensation, contact a Cedar Rapids accident attorney of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., today at (319) 294-4424 and let us handle your case while you focus on your recovery.