During the summer, people tend to flock to water and various water activities. Everybody likes to go swimming at the pool or boating at the lake. However, it is important to remember that accidents can happen and that you should do everything you can to avoid them.
Personal watercrafts, commonly called jet skis, can be involved in these accidents quite often. If you are going to be using one of these vehicles, you should take all the necessary safety precautions to avoid injury.
Just like with any other vehicle, personal watercrafts have a certain amount of risk involved with their use. You could crash your jet ski into another person’s jet ski, a boat, or even a swimmer. This could cause a great deal of injury to both you and the people that you hit. These injuries involve many of the same injuries that can happen in any other vehicle. However, there is the added risk of drowning as well.
On top of these dangers, there is a type of injury that is exclusive to personal watercraft. This is called orifice injury. This injury occurs when the rider of a personal watercraft falls off the back of it. The high pressure water jet is powerful enough to push water into any orifice if the rider is not wearing the proper equipment. This causes serious injury and sometimes even death.
There are a lot of different ways that you can injure yourself and others if you do not take the necessary precautions. If you or someone you know has been injured by a personal watercraft, contact the Sheboygan personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (920) 459-8000.