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, Jet Ski, or Marine Products Liability Cases:
- Defective restraint systems
- Defective product design
- Defective manufacturing design causing crash, drowning, or dangerous operation
- Poor crash rating or crashworthiness
- Structural defects in vessel design
- Defective design of a product
- Defective manufacturer of a product
- Failure to warn of a known danger or hazard
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.
Please see also:
- Back Injuries
- Boat Accidents
- Boat Collisions
- Boat Product Liability
- Brain Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Construction Injuries
- Defective Products
- Electrical Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Neck and Spinal Injuries
- Paralysis Injuries
- Product Liability
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Workers' Compensation
- Workplace Injuries