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jetskiEvidentiary rules for personal injury cases can be complicated, which is why having an experienced attorney on your side can make all the difference in your case. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our Miami accident attorneys are well versed in virtually all aspects of negligence law and can put this knowledge to use in your case.

In Soto v. McCulley Marine Services, Inc., a man was jet skiing over the July Fourth holiday weekend in 2009 when he was tossed from the vehicle and sucked underneath nearby moored vessels. The man became trapped under a barge and ultimately drowned to death despite wearing a flotation device at the time of the incident.

Near the site of the accident, a dock was being used for storage and a preparation area for an artificial reef project maintained by the County of Manatee.

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jetskiIn Florida, residents and visitors alike can enjoy a number of water activities, including jet skiing. While many people partake in the activity without incident, a number of individuals in Florida are injured while jet skiing each year. If you’ve been injured in a jet ski accident, it is important to seek the help of a reputable Miami injury attorney who can assess the merits of your case. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, we have helped numerous victims obtain the justice and compensation they deserve, and we can help you as well.

According to the United States Coast Guard’s Recreational Boating Statistics, there were more than 764 injuries and 808 deaths on personal watercrafts and jet skis in the year of 2011. Information compiled by the U.S. Coast Guard from 2000 also shows that jet skis are disproportionately involved in more than 30 percent of all boating accidents and nearly 40 percent of all boating injuries.

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