A jet ski accident in Miami Beach left one person unconscious and another embodying the term “Good Samaritan” as he drove his boat to the injured jet skier and brought him aboard. The accident happened in the middle of the day and there are few answers right now as to how or why this accident occurred. What we do know is that the unconscious victim was also with a friend, who signaled to boaters in the area that they were in need of help. The unconscious victim was taken to a hospital, and his condition is not known.

There are a few things to learn from this story. The first is that if you use personal watercraft or your own water vessels, you should always operate them in a safe and responsible manner. Otherwise, you risk injuring yourself and others. But this is especially true with high-speed water vessels like jet skis.

Another lesson here is that boat accidents can have serious implications for the victims. Boating accidents can inflict severe, catastrophic or even fatal injuries, and the people who are harmed may need legal representation after the wreck.

And that is because of the third lesson here: sometimes a boat operator or driver is negligent. When this circumstance is involved with a boating accident, the victims of the wreck may seek a personal injury lawsuit against the reckless individual. This doesn’t appear to be the case with this particular story, but it is an important reminder nonetheless.

If you do need a personal injury attorney after a boating or jet ski accident, the Law Offices of John W. Merting is here for you.

Source: NBC 6, “Man Rushed to Hospital After Jet Ski Accident on Miami Beach,” April 30, 2017