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Personal Watercraft Explosions

As with any type of vehicle, personal watercraft have the potential to explode when involved in any type of accident. As the victim of a personal watercraft explosion accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation from the responsible party. While the responsible party is often the driver of the personal watercraft, the responsible party could also be a personal watercraft manufacturer or retailer which sold you a defective product. Contact an experienced watercraft accident attorney shortly after a watercraft explosion to determine the potential recovery.

Personal Watercraft Explosions

The average person often assumes that watercraft explosions are confined to waterways, and are most likely caused by the negligence of a watercraft operator that crashed into a stationary or moving object. However, many personal watercraft explosions unfortunately occur when the watercraft is being operated safely and per all appropriate procedures. Several tragic personal watercraft explosions occur far away from any waterways and may even occur in a driveway upon a simple check of the ignition.

Personal watercraft explosions may be caused by watercraft operator negligence or defective products. Watercraft operators must be extremely attentive to the use of the watercraft and all rules and regulations which should be followed. Any deviation from these procedures may not only lead to possible violations, but also severe accidents.

Manufacturers may additionally be responsible for personal watercraft explosions. Manufacturers have a duty of care to all consumers and end users of their products. This duty includes the duty to properly monitor all products which leave their facility and check for any defects. Additionally, manufacturers must point out any potential improper uses of their products which could lead to injury. Failure to warn of these injuries could result in liability against the manufacturer. Personal watercraft explosions could be caused by a defective component in the personal watercraft, stemming from the manufacturing facility. An experienced watercraft accident attorney will be able to investigate the causes of any explosion and bring claims against the appropriate party.

Recovery from Watercraft Explosions

Personal watercraft explosions sound terrifying and are often warranted in this negative connotation. The injuries sustained from personal watercraft explosions are often quite severe and can lead to months in hospitals and rehabilitation centers, as well as lifelong injuries. As the victim of a personal watercraft explosion, you may be able to receive damages for these injuries, including the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Future earnings
  • Loss of consortium (for spouses)

Each case involving a personal watercraft explosion is unique, and therefore, the amount of damages you are entitled to receive will depend on the underlying facts and circumstances of your case.

Malley Law Firm | Houston Watercraft Accident Attorney

If you have been injured in a watercraft explosion, do not hesitate to contact experienced watercraft accident attorney Tony Malley. Tony Malley has years of experience in handling personal watercraft accident cases. Not only does Tony Malley understand the structure of most personal watercraft, but also which personal watercraft are at risk of explosions and defects. Contact our Texas offices today for your initial free consultation.


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