Florida Boat Accident Injury Attorney Discusses the Responsibilities of Boat and Watercraft Rental Companies
Some boating and jet ski accidents and injuries are the result of negligence on the part of boat and jet ski rental companies in Florida. For instance, imagine if a jet ski rental company in Miami beach rents a jet ski to an inexperienced tourist that has not received any proper training or direction on the safe operation of the jet ski. If that person gets hurt, or hurts someone else, the jet ski rental company can be held responsible. The same applies in the context of a company renting out a boat to an inexperienced operator.
In Florida, individuals renting a boat or jet ski must receive proper training to ensure safety on the water and comply with state regulations. Boat and jet ski rental companies are responsible for providing essential training to their customers before they operate the watercraft. The required training typically includes the following elements:
If the rental company fails to provide the necessary comprehensive training and ensure that their customers are well-informed, rental companies can be held responsible in the event of a serious injury on the waters.
If you have been injured in a Florida boat or jet ski accident and you feel that the rental company may not have met it responsibilities, you may be able to bring a claim. This may be true even in a single vehicle boat or jet ski crash, where you are the person that rented the watercraft.
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Andrew Iacobelli is a Florida personal injury attorney. Andrew is also licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan and the Province of Ontario and regularly represents victims in cross-border injury claims. Andrew restricts his practice to the representation of individuals that have been seriously injured.