Q: We rented two jet skis and one sucked up a rock. The owner refunded the rental but now wants damages and fee back.
He is threatening to sue us. What are our legal responsibilities? He wants the refunded rental fee back as well as the damage repair.
We were willing to pay the repair but not pay back the money he refunded us.
A: A Michigan attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for five weeks. It could depend on the terms of the rental agreement, and possibly subsequent communications. Additional factors could also be relevant, in terms of the manner in which the jet skis were operated, and possibly the design of the inlets, as some models had screens to protect impellers, while other models had moved to the use of grates. If you haven't already resolved the matter or it hasn't been adjusted by insurance, you could see if a Michigan attorney could offer you a limited and brief consult to assess the scope of damages and advise accordingly. Good luck
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