A man on a jet ski has been killed in a crash near a Captiva Island resort.
Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a statement that the crash happened Monday night near South Seas Resort.
Officials believe the victim’s watercraft hit a pole and he was thrown into the water. The man was wearing a life vest.
It is unclear at this time if the man was a guest at the resort.
In a study conducted by the University of Florida, researchers found that jet ski accidents result in much more significant injuries than other types of boating mishaps. The most common jet ski injuries include head injuries and serious trauma to the chest and abdominal areas. Most of these injuries happen when a jet ski hits an object causing the rider to be thrown into the object or another vessel.
If someone you love has been involved in a jet ski accident, you and your family may be entitled to recover money for:
- Wrongful Death
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Medical bills
With the assistance of our Tampa Bay Watercraft Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton, we can help you recover maximum compensation for your losses. If your loved one was lost in a jet ski accident, no amount of money will be able to restore your family, but it can help cover economic losses to provide for your family now and in the future.
Let us help you get through this difficult time. Call us at 866-608-5529 or contact us online for a free consultation.