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Palm Beach Personal Injury Law
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Waverunner Injuries

Timothy Nies

Christian Van Riper

“We fight for justice...”

Experienced and compassionate, Van Riper Nies' trial attorneys are committed to protecting your rights.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a personal watercraft (Sea-Doo, WaveRunner) crash, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your injuries.

There is no doubt that personal watercraft vessels are fun to operate, however, they can be very dangerous because of the speed they can travel and because of the negligence of  boat operators using the same waterways as the personal watercraft vessels. The obvious hazards of personal watercraft are collisions, as with all vehicles. Oftentimes, such vessels are operated by those lacking formal training and experience. Personal watercrafts present safety issues in terms of their ability to steer. Many novice operators don't know that steering is completed from aiming and directing the pump jet's nozzle, so steering is greatly reduced when the operator lets off the gas; this leads to a very dangerous condition because it is against one's instinct in an emergency, such as a boat crossing in front, to accelerate. Most operators will let off the gas to slow down. However, turning cannot be completed when the throttle is not engaged. 

If you have been injured while on a personal watercraft due to the negligence or carelessness of another, you have the right to be compensated for your harms and losses, including medical expenses, past lost wages, future loss of wages, mental anguish, permanent injury and pain and suffering. In the event that a death of a family member or loved one resulted from a personal watercraft accident, a wrongful death suit can be filed.

Our experienced admiralty and maritime injury lawyers are known for the personal service we give to each one of our clients. We will sit down with you and answer every question you have and work with the insurance companies, and other parties, to ensure that you are compensated appropriately. If the insurance company does not offer

If you have been involved in a personal watercraft accident, you can benefit from early representation from an experienced admiralty and maritime lawyer. Do not let the insurance company put their financial interests ahead of yours and lead you into a quick and unfair settlement.

All our personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not take a fee or charge any costs unless we win.

For more information about our maritime injury practice, please call us at 561-962-3130, complete the contact form below, or e-mail our Personal Injury Department Chair, Tim Nies, at

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