Boating Accidents and Product Liability
For many Los Angelenos, the spring and summer months mean time spent in the water to enjoy their water toys. Whether you are heading to the beach or or a nearby lake, it is important to practice water safety and avoid a serious boating accident and/or jet ski accident. While the water might seem like a harmless place to get tossed overboard, serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, can occur. If you or a loved one is injured by another person’s negligence (such as a boat or watercraft operator) or by a business’s negligence (including product defect), there is legal help.
Local Woman Injured in Jet Ski Accident
Take the story of a local woman as an example. While out having fun on the water, the young woman suffered a permanent brain injury when the jet ski the woman and two others were riding became impossible to control. Allegedly, this was a result of a defect that the maker of the watercraft, knew about. Brain injuries, as the one in this young woman’s case, can often be serious and life-altering. If you or a loved one suffer a brain injury, you will likely have to pay thousands of dollars in medical and health bills and, depending on whether the injury is temporary or permanent, you might need to obtain full-time care. A skilled Los Angeles injury lawyer can help you obtain financial recovery to pay for these medical bills.
With the assistance of skilled trial lawyers, this woman was able to show the manufacturer’s negligence and recovered over $20 million for her injuries. Product liability is a real issue, one that California courts and juries take seriously.
Product Defects in California
Under California law, there are various types of product defects, such as manufacturing defects and design defects. Manufacturing defects are those that occur in the manufacturing process and usually involve poor-quality materials or shoddy workmanship. Design defects occur where the product design is inherently dangerous or useless (and hence defective) no matter how carefully manufactured. A knowledgeable product liability lawyer will be able to help you determine which defect applies in your / your loved one’s case.
Injured in a boating accident? Suffer a traumatic injury as a result of a manufacturer’s negligence? Talk to a Los Angeles trial lawyer about your / your loved ones' legal rights. The skilled lawyers at Ghozland Law Firm are available for a free, no obligation consultation.