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Boat, Jet Ski, Watercraft Accidents

Fighting for Standards in Watercraft Safety

Human error is involved in many watercraft accidents. The boat is going too fast, there is not enough space between one Jet Ski and another, or the operator is not familiar with the waterway.

But in many cases, the accident is caused by watercraft defects. The design was defective, the materials used were defective, the manufacturing process caused watercraft defects. At the Girardi | Keese law firm, our products liability lawyers have the time and resources to determine what caused a watercraft accident and hold the responsible party accountable.

Tell Your Story to a Product Liability Lawyer

We hear the story far too often, when product defects happen, real people suffer. For more than 40 years, our product liability attorneys have fought passionately for the rights of the innocent and injured. Please contact us online or call (213) 997-0211 to speak with one of our experienced product liability litigators.

Watercraft defects can originate in the design or manufacturing phase.

The designer has responsibility for the overall design and selecting materials. The manufacturer is responsible for following the specs and maintaining the design. The industry sets many of its own standards — and that means the standards are far from rigorous and rarely enforced.

At Girardi | Keese, our lawyers investigate watercraft defect accidents for two reasons: One, we want justice for people who have been injured in a boating accident caused by defects. And two, we want to build a case for stronger regulations that would prevent accidents in the future.

Defective boats and defective Jet Skis can cause serious injuries.

Imagine enjoying a Jet Ski ride and suddenly the craft begins to shake and go out of control. Or a peaceful outing on a power boat turns into a tragedy when the motor mount rips off and hits a passenger or swimmer.

Our attorneys and the experts we hire know how to investigate the accident and get to the actual cause. If it is a watercraft defect has been designed or manufactured into the product, we have the experience and knowledge to find it. Contact us to discuss a watercraft defect case in California or nationally.

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