- Defective design
- Manufacturing defect
- Failure to warn
Negligence concepts include the following: negligence per se (manufacturer's violation of a law, regulation, etc.) and res ipsa loquitur (some form of conditional negligence).
Examples of Boat or Vessel Products Liability Cases:
- Defective restraint systems
- Defective product design
- Defective manufacturing design causing crash, drowning, operation
- Capacity, poor crash rating; crashworthiness
- Structural defects in vessel design
The term "vessel" includes every description of watercraft or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on the water. Terms used to describe the various types of watercraft include: airboats, auxiliary sailboats, cabin motorboats, canoes, fishing boats, houseboats, inflatable boats, kayaks, open motorboats, personal watercrafts, pontoon boats, rafts, rowboats, and sailboats.
A vessel is considered to be involved in a "boating accident" and may be subject to review as a Product Liability case whenever a death, missing person, personal injury, property damage, or total vessel loss results from the vessel's operation, construction, seaworthiness, equipment, or machinery.
Contact Hoffmeister Doherty & Webb LLC to determine if you are entitled to compensation for your physical and/or economic injuries as well as lost time.
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