Texas Jet Ski Accident Lawyer

Jet Ski Injury Lawsuit Lawyers in Houston

Being involved in a jet ski accident can be a traumatic experience. Not only can you be seriously injured, but you may also face significant financial losses – and in some tragic situations, a jet ski accident can cost someone their life.

If the accident was caused by another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. At Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, we have over 35 years of experience handling jet ski accident claims. We know how to investigate these accidents and build strong cases for our clients, and we’re not afraid to take on the big insurance companies. If you’ve been injured in a jet ski accident, contact us today to schedule a free consultation and find out how we can help.

Free Legal Advice

The Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law Firm has helped many injured Texans recover from jet ski rental companies, negligent watercraft operators, and manufacturers of defective personal watercraft. Contact us to get free legal advice today at (713) 973-8888 or toll-free 1 (800) 444-5000. 

“Countless personal injury attorneys are willing to represent injured people, but not all of them provide the same level of dedicated legal representation to their clients.” – Terry Bryant, Esq.

Why Choose Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law For Your Jet Ski Accident Case?

Over $1 Billion Worth of Case Results

The Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law Firm has won verdicts, settlements, and awards totaling over one billion dollars. We have more than 35 years of experience handling jet ski accidents and personal injury cases, and we know what it takes to win and get results. Whether your injuries are minor or severe, we are determined to get you the best possible outcome, just as we’ve done for all our clients over the years. If you have lost a loved one in a jet ski accident, we can also help you pursue a wrongful death claim.

Experience with Jet Ski Accidents

Jet skis are a popular type of personal watercraft in Texas waters. While they can be great fun, jet skis can also be dangerous. Jet ski accidents typically account for 19% of all reported boating accidents in the U.S. and they are ranked second in total injuries and casualties, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. We have been successful at holding jet ski businesses and negligent people financially accountable for accidents that have resulted in life-threatening injuries and death.

It’s important to know that personal watercraft manufacturers do not always play fair when they are sued. In a case that made its way to the Court of Appeals of Texas, personal watercraft maker Polaris and its attorneys were sanctioned for multiple violations, including making false and misleading statements, withholding evidence, failing to comply with Court orders, and violating the Texas Penal Code.

Having the right jet ski accident lawyer can be the difference between winning a maximum settlement or having to deal with the frustrations of an injury or the loss of a family member on your own without compensation. Our attorneys are distinguished in the area of personal injury, and we take accident cases that other attorneys reject, including a maritime case that settled for over $1.3M.

Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Attorneys

Board Certification is the highest level of recognition by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization that a lawyer can achieve. To be board certified, an attorney must have been in practice for at least five years and have devoted a substantial portion of time to a particular area of law. An attorney seeking board certification must also successfully complete a significant number of cases in the chosen field and receive favorable peer reviews. In addition, the attorney must pass a rigorous written examination. Board certification is not easy to achieve, but it is important to us that our clients have access to the best possible legal representation. Our jet ski injury attorneys are committed to providing the highest level of service and will fight vigorously to get you the compensation you need and deserve.

22 Years on the Bench

Attorney Terry Bryant is a former judge with over 22 years of judicial service and experience on the bench. Terry Bryant brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his law firm, which he founded to help people navigate the court system and fight for justice. During his time as a Municipal Judge for Spring Valley Village, Texas, Bryant presided over 10,000 cases, giving him a deep understanding of the law. He and his team of skilled attorneys use this unique knowledge to get their clients the best possible outcome in court. In addition to his legal expertise, Attorney Bryant is also passionate about helping people who have been wronged by others. He and his team are dedicated to providing compassionate, professional representation to their clients for justice and the compensation they are entitled to receive.

The Best Jet Ski Injury Lawyers Should be Affordable

We work on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t pay us anything unless we win your case since our fee is deducted from your settlement award and not your pocket. We will never bill you or charge a retainer. Our No Fee Guarantee® is our promise to you for no out-of-pocket costs for our representation. If we represent you in your jet ski injury case, we charge nothing upfront—no hourly expenses, no retainers. You owe us nothing unless we recover compensation for you.

The Best Houston Jet Ski Injury Lawyers should be accessible so that everyone can get the help they need after a watercraft accident. We understand how difficult it is to deal with the aftermath of a jet ski crash, and wondering if you can have the best jet ski attorney in Houston isn’t something you need to worry about.

We also promise to keep you informed of your case and return phone calls within 24 business hours. We have the time, the determination, and the resources to see your case through until the end for a positive outcome.

You may be facing serious injuries if you were hit by another boat or knocked off your jet ski. The experienced team of Houston Jet Ski Lawyers can help. Contact us today at (713) 973-8888 or toll-free 1 (800) 444-5000.

4 Ways Our Houston Jet Ski Accident Attorneys Can Help You Now

  • Schedule a 100% free, no-obligation consultation at your convenience. We understand how confusing it may be for victims of jet ski accidents to seek out an attorney to help them with their case. We can come to you if you are hospitalized, visit you at your home, or host a consultation remotely. No matter how we conduct the consultation, we invite you to discuss your case and tell us what happened. A Houston jet ski accident attorney will help you understand your rights and how you can get compensated for the damage done to you and your personal property.
  • We can help you find the right doctors. We can help you get the medical care you need, and we will work with your insurance company to make sure you get the best possible care. Your healing is a priority. If you do not have insurance, we will work with doctors who don’t expect to be paid until your case is over. If you have lost a family member in a jet ski accident, we can help you file a wrongful death claim.
  • We will investigate what happened and build a strong case. We will obtain copies of any law enforcement reports, interview witnesses, collect any surveillance video and photographs, and thoroughly investigate your jet ski accident. We will hire experts and accident reconstructionists to establish liability against the negligent party who caused your injuries.
  • We will negotiate a full and fair settlement. After you have been involved in a jet ski accident, you don’t need to worry about how you are going to pay for your injuries. We will negotiate a fair settlement for maximum compensation on your behalf. We will negotiate with the liable party’s insurance company for a full settlement of maximum compensation on your behalf. If they refuse to offer a fair amount, we will file a lawsuit and take them to court and present your trial-ready case before a judge and 12 jurors. We are not afraid to stand up to big insurance companies and their teams of defense attorneys.

If you have been injured in a jet ski accident, don’t wait to get help. Contact a Houston jet ski injury lawyer for a free consultation. We will review your case and help you understand your legal options. Call (713) 973-8888 or toll-free 1 (800) 444-5000.

Who Is Usually Liable for a Jet Ski Accident?

Jet ski accidents can be extremely serious and often result in catastrophic injuries or even death. Given the high stakes, it is important to understand who may be held liable in the event of an accident. Generally, the operator of the jet ski will be held liable for any damage or injury caused by their negligence; however, there are some circumstances in which other parties may also be held responsible.

For example, if the jet ski was rented from a business, they may be held liable if it was not properly maintained or if the rental company knew or should have known that the jet ski would be operated by an underage person.

Similarly, if the accident was caused by a defect in the jet ski itself, the manufacturer and the jet ski distributor may be held liable. In any case, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney who can help you understand your legal rights and options.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a jet ski accident, you may be feeling overwhelmed and uncertain of what to do next. The Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law Firm will provide you with the support and guidance you need to get maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact us today at (713) 973-8888 or toll-free 1 (800) 444-5000.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Jet Ski Accidents in Texas

The Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law Firm understands the many concerns that its clients have after being involved in a jet ski accident. Our Houston jet ski injury lawyers have compiled answers to some of the most frequently asked questions to help you better understand your legal rights and options.

What is considered a jet ski under Texas law?

Jet skis are part of a group of vessels known as personal watercraft. Personal watercraft (PWC) is defined as a type of motorboat that is designed to be operated by a person to sit, stand, or kneel on rather than in. Incidentally, the term “Jet Ski” is a registered trademark owned by Kawasaki.

What are the laws for operating a personal watercraft in Texas?

The following are some of the laws and regulations regarding operating a jet ski in Texas:

  • Required Boater Education training for anyone born after September 1, 1993
  • Must have a valid photo ID
  • If the jet ski has more than 15 horsepower, people under 13 must be supervised by an adult
  • Must wear a lifejacket or a U.S. Coast Guard-approved flotation device
  • No riding during the period between sunset and sunrise
  • No jet-skiing within 50 feet of any other vessel, person, shore, stationary platform, or other object.

What are some common causes of jet ski accidents?

Jet skiing is a popular summer activity, but it can also be dangerous. The following are some common causes of jet ski accidents and injuries:

  • Excessive speed
  • Colliding with another object
  • Inexperience
  • Flipping over
  • Failure to follow signs
  • Hitting a wave
  • Not wearing a life jacket
  • Grounding the jet ski on a beach, sandbar, or reef
  • Intoxication
  • Falling off the jet ski
  • Losing control
  • Bad weather
  • Mechanical failure.

Can I recover compensation if I was partially at fault for the accident?

In Texas, a person who is injured in an accident can still recover compensation even if they were partially at fault for the accident. However, their recovery may be reduced by their percentage of fault. For example, if a person is found to be 20% at fault for an accident, their damages will be reduced by 20%.

What types of damages can I recover?

Some of the most common types of damages that are recovered in jet ski accident cases include past and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage.

What are some common injuries from jet ski accidents?

The following injuries are commonly caused by jet ski accidents:

  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Suction injuries
  • Drowning
  • Orifice injuries
  • Bruises and contusions
  • Concussions
  • Whiplash
  • Paralysis
  • Internal injuries
  • Burns.

When should I file my jet ski accident case?

The deadline or statute of limitations for filing your jet ski accident case in Texas is two years from the date of the injury.

*Always speak directly to an attorney for the exact deadlines that apply to your potential claim.

What is considered fair and reasonable compensation for my jet ski accident?

The question of what fair and reasonable compensation is will depend on the particular facts and circumstances of your case. First, consider the severity of your injuries. Second, consider the amount of economic damages you have incurred. Finally, take into account the amount of pain and suffering, disfigurement, and scarring you have endured. In addition to physical pain, you can be compensated for such things as emotional distress, anxiety, and depression.

What should I do after a jet ski accident?

The first step is to seek medical attention for any injuries that have been sustained. Once you have been evaluated by a medical professional, you should then contact a jet ski accident lawyer who can help you understand your legal options and rights. Jet ski accident cases can be complex, so it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side who can navigate the complicated legal process.

Speaking for everyone at the Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law Firm, we want to help however we can. If you have additional questions regarding jet skis, boating, or personal watercraft accidents, please reach out to us and schedule an appointment for a no-obligation, free consultation. We will make sure to answer all your questions and resolve any concerns you have.

If You Have Been Injured in a Jet Ski Accident, Get Help from a Houston Jet Ski Accident Lawyer

35 Years of Victories Have Helped Our Injured Clients Achieve Successful Outcomes

No one wants to be in an accident, but if you are the victim of a jet ski collision, you need an attorney who will fight for you. Suffering from an injury caused by a negligent boater, rental company, or jet ski operator can change the course of your life, and you will need to be adequately compensated to move forward.

As an attorney with many years of experience in maritime law and personal injury cases, I want you to feel comfortable with my firm, and I invite you to consult with me to see if my firm is right for you and your family.

I believe all victims of jet ski accidents deserve justice and the maximum compensation they are entitled to receive. Contact me at (713) 973-8888 or toll-free 1 (800) 444-5000 today and see how we help.

Attorney Terry Bryant

Attorney Terry BryantTerry Bryant is Board Certified in personal injury trial law, which means his extensive knowledge of the law has been recognized by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, setting him apart from many other injury attorneys. The 22 years he spent as a Municipal Judge, Spring Valley Village, TX also provides him keen insight into the Texas court system. That experience also helps shape his perspective on personal injury cases and how they might resolve. This unique insight benefits his clients. [ Attorney Bio ]