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HOUSTON, TX, January 24, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The United States Coast Guard keeps statistics regarding reported accidents on the water. One look at these statistics should give anyone pause before heading out onto the water with their jet ski or boat. Overall, the Coast Guard recorded 4,789 accidents on the water involving boats of all sizes and jet skis in 2008, and personal watercraft accidents totaled 23% of that number. In addition, there were 45 deaths on jet skis in 2008, 17 of which were drownings. Almost 1,000 people were seriously injured in these same types of accidents during this time frame. The causes of these accidents are similar to other boating accident causes that include alcohol, speeding, reckless driving for the conditions and failures to yield the right-of-way on the water.
When situations arise like those described above, the injured parties can face a complicated process when pursuing the proper defendants in a lawsuit that seeks justifiable damages. The first steps that must be taken include getting the official report from authorities regarding what led to the accident, obtaining any and all medical records and other documentation that help to measure damages incurred and, of course, sifting through the evidence and discovery process that's required for any legal claim to move forward.
Rather than attempt to handle all of this while concentrating on your recovery, you need to seek the help of a Houston personal injury lawyer. Since 1986, Houston personal injury attorney Brian Jensen has devoted his practice to representing individuals injured in accidents (auto, industrial, premise, medical malpractice and product liability claims), individuals and small business in business litigation disputes.
Knowing the facts regarding personal injury is helpful when determining whether or not to enlist an attorney. The legal definition of a personal injury is an injury to your body, mind or emotions. It is not an injury to physical property. Personal injury covers physical harm, such as broken bones, bruises, or any serious injury sustained in an accident. It also includes the emotional and psychological injury you experienced as a result of trauma sustained through a humiliating or life-threatening experience. If negligence of another party can be proven, the injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation.
Attorney Brian Jensen handles all types of cases where you or a loved one has been injured or even killed due to the negligence of others. Mr. Jensen has been lead counsel representing injured victims of negligence against some of the largest companies in the United States. Let Houston personal injury attorney Brian Jensen help you resolve your injustice. With your well-being and potential financial future at stake, why not seek out an attorney you have faith in when it comes to personal injury?
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