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Virginia Beach Jet Ski Explosion Injures Teen

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Virginia Beach Jet Ski Explosion Injures Teen

We have written a lot in the past about the dangers of jet skis on the waterways of Virginia and North Carolina.

An alarming incident over the weekend when a jet ski exploded in Virginia Beach provides another timely reminder of the risks.

Virginia Beach Fire Department has started an investigation after a jet ski exploded near Indian Cove Campground in Sandbridge Road on Sunday afternoon, according to media reports.

Emergency dispatchers were called out to a boat explosion when they treated a male victim with injuries who was in the water. The victim was reported to be a teen.

WAVY.com reported the comments of Robert Helfant who said the rider pushed a button that caused the jet ski to exploded and propel him 30 feet in the air.

Virginia Beach Fire Department District Chief Barakey confirmed paramedics took the teenager to a local hospital. There were no further details on the extent of his injuries.

Our thoughts are with this teen. We hope he makes a fast recovery.

In 2014, two women suffered serious burns when a jet ski exploded on the Lynnhaven River in Virginia Beach.

The recent accident highlights the fact jet skis can pose an explosion danger as well as being dangerous craft to use on the water. Those who use them often ride too fast and don’t realize the lack of protection they have on a personal watercraft.

If a jet ski explodes and you are injured, you may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against a manufacturer.

Personal watercraft (PWC) regulations in Virginia are outlined by Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

If you are riding a jet ski, it’s very important to comply with the rules or you could be involved in a collision which will leave you seriously injured or claim your life. You could also kill another boater if you are behaving recklessly on a jet ski.

See this recent blog on jet ski accidents in Virginia for further information. If you or a loved one has been involved in a boating accident call our Virginia jet ski injury lawyers at (757) 455-0077.

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John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.

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Jim Hurley

Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.

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Bill O’mara

Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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