Defective products are not unique to watercraft accident causes, and affect consumers on a daily basis. However, watercrafts are much larger than the ordinary small kitchen product and any defect can have long-lasting repercussions if the product is placed into the stream of commerce. A watercraft operator who operates the boat in the standard, correct manner may still risk a devastating accident if the watercraft is defective due to a manufacturing error. If you have been injured in a watercraft accident based on a defective product, you may be entitled to damages for your injuries.
Defective products are those which pass through manufacturer inspection without careful testing to reveal any issues. These products are placed into the stream of commerce where an unsuspecting consumer purchases the product from a retailer. Both the manufacturer and the retailer hold a duty to the customer that all products on their shelves have been thoroughly tested and are free of any defects that may appear during ordinary use of the product. Manufacturers additionally have a duty to warn of injuries that can occur through misuse of the product. Any failure of manufacturers to accurately test a product and discover hidden defects can result in liability for the resulting injuries.
Defective watercraft hold a host of new issues that can impact the ability to safely navigate waterways. Most watercraft operators are not expecting an unknown error to occur while onboard the watercraft which can quickly lead to danger. Defective watercrafts can cause terrible accidents resulting in the following injuries:
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Each of these injuries require extensive medical care which can impact the victim on a number of levels. The victim will often be unable to work while receiving medical care but will still need to cover all expenses, including the price of all medical care and rehabilitation. Contact an experienced watercraft accident attorney after any accident stemming from defects to a watercraft to determine your ability to receive compensation for your injuries.
Malley Law Firm | Houston Watercraft Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one were injured in a watercraft accident caused by defective products, do not hesitate to contact the Malley Law Firm. Tony Malley has years of experience in bringing claims against manufacturers due to their careless assembly of watercraft. We trust that when we spend a certain amount on a watercraft, our families and friends will not be subject to accidents that occur as a result of defectively made products. When injuries occur, the victims may bring claims against the negligent manufacturer. Contact our Texas offices today for your initial free consultation.