Much of the country is focused right now on spring break. After a long winter, Illinois residents are ready for a chance to kick up their heels and have some fun in the sun. But if your idea of a fun spring break experience includes watersports like boating and jet-skiing, it’s a good idea to make sure that you keep safety as your No. 1 priority.
The main problem with danger out on the water is that for so many people, drinking alcohol is another component of their day in the sun. While it might be OK to sit on a beach and drink beer all day, when you get behind the wheel of a boat or climb onto a jet ski after a day of drinking, you put yourself and others in unnecessary harm’s way.
Every year, thousands of people get injured on the water, either through their own carelessness or the negligence of others. Sometimes, the operators of the boats and other watercraft simply have not had the proper training to know how to safely run the boat or jet ski. The injuries that people suffer in boating mishaps and jet ski collisions can wind up being devastating and permanent. For some, their lives end tragically out there on the water.
If you wind up injured in a boating or jet ski accident, you need to know and understand your rights to seek civil justice from any at-fault parties that caused or contributed to your accident. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney can evaluate your case and seek possible defendants who are liable for the serious injuries that you suffered out on the water.