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Waterskiing Accident Injuries

Enthusiasts on jet skis and water skis are vastly more vulnerable to enduring an accident or an injury than other activities on the water, which may include boating.

Water skiers are usually injured from boat hardware, ski equipment, colliding with other objects or vessels, or obstacles.

Crashes often cause major life-threatening problems to an individual which include the following: damage to the nerve; injury to the head; fractured two bones; hypothermia; lacerations to the face; and drowning.

The majority of individuals enjoy tubing, swimming, waterskiing, wakeboarding, and various outdoor water activities where one doesn’t expect to experience an accident.

When accidents do happen, however, it usually brings with it life-threatening waterskiing accident injuries, and at times even death.

Boat operators, in a number of incidences, through negligence can cause the likelihood of an accident, which may involve a water skier.

When neglecting to adhere to standardized rules in boat safety, any individual in or around that boat has an increased likelihood of sustaining injury, or a fatality.

The boat operator, and several incidences, can be held liable for breaking criminal and civil law.

The boat operator, in fact, can be careless when piloting a watercraft, while pulling a skier on the water by weaving, speeding, ignoring, or buzzing around a no wake zone.

Boat operators, in addition, can be held liable legally for an accident when braking boating under the influence lies in operating a vehicle with and alcohol blood content level of nearly 1% or more.

Boating under the influence or reckless behavior, in addition, operators on the boat can be held liable legally when piloting a vessel while distracted. They can travel much too close to other watercraft or swimmers, often times, or steer a motorboat over other cross wakes or skiers; this can result in major waterskiing accident injuries to a water skier.

Apparatus on a boat can steer the vessel as well we are obstacles placed between the skier and the boat. It is vital that a passenger on the boat become an observer, and vigilantly watch the skier each moment that individual is on the water.


Not shutting off completely the boat prop, and enabling the skier to approach a vessel can result in major injuries, and maybe even death. Faulty equipment, additionally, may include missing lifejackets, malfunctioning sporting equipment, and broken toe lines, which can result in major injuries, and/or fatality.

Manufacturing Defects Resulting in Injuries

A number of legal cases handled by an attorney specializing in water skiing accidents may involve negligence of the marketer or manufacturer of water skiing equipment.

There is a defect in design, or improper process, a number of times, when water skiing equipment is manufactured. The equipment may be improperly marketed, other times, or without suitable instructions for use.

Seasoned attorneys have been successful in proving that manufacturers of a third-party, as well as retailers, were negligent in selling, designing, and manufacturing equipment for water skiing, which usually caused severe and critical waterskiing accident injuries.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797.

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