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Were You Injured on a Jet Ski in Orange Beach?

If you've been injured on a WaveRunner® in Orange Beach, AL, Long & Long is here to help. We're now accepting cases from those injured on personal watercrafts, providing expert legal assistance to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

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Jet skis are a source of immense fun and excitement on the water. However, their allure comes with inherent risks: the high speeds and sharp maneuverability that make them exhilarating also contribute to their potential danger. Unfortunately, this can lead to serious accidents, resulting in significant injuries for riders and passengers alike.

In the event of a jet ski or WaveRunner® accident due to someone else’s negligence, seeking legal assistance is a way to protect your rights and eventual settlement. A personal injury lawyer can help navigate the complexities of such cases, assisting victims in receiving fair compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Our injury attorneys at Long & Long, known for their expertise in watercraft injury cases, offer this necessary legal support and representation in Orange Beach. Our firm’s experience in these specific cases ensures that our clients receive knowledgeable and effective advocacy, helping them to navigate the legal process and seek the justice they deserve.


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Skilled Negotiators

Long & Long’s jet ski and WaveRunner® accident attorneys in Orange Beach serve as skilled negotiators, handling insurance company negotiations on your behalf. Trust us to secure the maximum compensation you deserve without the stress of navigating negotiations yourself.

Caring Advocates

We aren’t just legal professionals–we are compassionate allies throughout your legal journey. Experience unwavering support and consistent communication throughout your case. 

Proven Problem Solvers

With a long track record of efficiently resolving cases, our team excels in efficiently addressing the intricacies of watercraft injury cases. Our goal is to bring efficient and effective resolutions without the need for prolonged legal battles.

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What Causes WaveRunner® & Jet Ski Accidents?

WaveRunner® and jet ski accidents can occur due to a variety of factors, including:

  • Mechanical failures due to defects, design flaws, or poor maintenance
  • Weather-related incidents, especially those involving poor visibility and unexpected storms while on the water
  • Dangerous waters
  • Operator errors caused by inexperience or inattention
  • Substance-related incidents involving alcohol, illegal substances, or prescription drugs 
  • Unsafe speeds
  • Problems arising from having defective safety equipment, lacking safety equipment, or non-compliance with laws while riding a WaveRunner® or jet ski
  • Risks from other vessels operating unsafely, resulting in collisions with a WaveRunner®
  • Grounding incidents caused by a jet ski or WaveRunner® grounding on sandbars or the shore

Common Jet Ski Injuries

Injuries from WaveRunner® accidents can range from minor bruises to severe trauma. Common injuries include fractures, concussions or brain injury, spinal injuries, and even drowning incidents. Individuals participating in this thrilling yet potentially perilous activity should be aware of these risks. 

It’s important to note that more severe injuries, which may necessitate long-term treatment, are likely to incur higher medical costs. In such cases, it is even more essential to have a lawyer for the recovery of these expenses.

Compensation for Jet Ski Accidents in Orange Beach

If you were injured in an Orange Beach jet ski accident, you may be entitled to various forms of compensation. Understanding what you can claim is the first step towards recovery.

Medical Expenses

Medical expenses from jet ski and WaveRunner® accidents can be substantial, covering emergency treatment, hospitalization, rehabilitation, and ongoing care. These costs can escalate quickly, and your claim should take all of this into account.

Lost or Decreased Wages

Victims often face lost wages due to time off work for recovery. In severe cases, injury may cause a permanent decrease in earning capacity, impacting the victim’s financial stability and future. We make sure to consider both past and future missed income.

Pain and Suffering

The physical pain and emotional trauma following a jet ski accident can be profound. Compensation for pain and suffering acknowledges the non-economic impact of the accident on the victim’s life.


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Establishing Negligence in a WaveRunner® Injury Claim

Proving negligence in any personal injury claim, including a WaveRunner® accident case, involves 3 elements:

Clearly demonstrate that the negligent party owed you a reasonable standard of care while operating the WaveRunner® or jet ski.

Owing a “reasonable standard of care” in a jet ski accident extends to all involved parties, including rental company owners and other watercraft operators. In short, it means taking necessary precautions to prevent harm. This could involve properly maintaining the watercraft, following safety regulations, operating at safe speeds, and being attentive to surroundings. Whether an owner, operator, or rental company, responsible and cautious behavior is expected from all parties to avoid accidents and ensure the safety of everyone on the water.

Show that the negligent party failed to uphold the expected standard of care, indicating negligence in their actions or decisions.

Establish a direct link between the breach of duty and the injuries you sustained, highlighting how the negligent actions directly caused harm.

What To Do If You’re Hurt While on a Jet Ski

If you find yourself injured in a jet ski accident in Orange Beach, follow these crucial steps:

  • Seek Immediate Medical Attention: Your health is the top priority. Even if injuries seem minor, some may not be immediately apparent.
  • Report the Incident: Call 911 or non-emergency services depending on the severity of the situation, and be sure to file a police report. Official documentation of the accident is essential.
  • Document the Accident and Injuries: Take photos of the accident scene, your injuries, and any damage to the watercraft.
  • Collect Contact Information: Get the names, contact details, and insurance information of all parties involved, including any witnesses.
  • Do Not Admit Fault: Avoid discussing the accident details or admitting fault at the scene.
  • Preserve Evidence: Keep any clothing or equipment worn during the accident in its post-accident state, as they might serve as evidence.
  • Consult a Jet Ski Accident Lawyer: Before making any statements or agreements, especially with insurance companies, consult with an Orange Beach jet ski accident lawyer to understand your rights and options.

By following these steps, you can protect both your health and your legal rights after an accident.

Don’t Wait To Begin the Legal Process

Alabama law only allows injured individuals 2 years to submit a personal injury claim. If you were injured on a jet ski or WaveRunner® and waited longer than 2 years after your accident to file, you could lose the right to compensation altogether. It takes time to gather evidence before submitting your claim, so getting started ASAP will put you in the best position for a successful claim.

Get a Complimentary, Risk-Free Assessment of Your Legal Options

At Long & Long, Attorneys at Law, we offer a free evaluation and consultation of your legal options with no strings attached. We take jet ski accident cases on a contingency basis, meaning you can secure experienced support without upfront costs. Whether you’re in Orange Beach or anywhere else in Alabama, we are just a phone call away.

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