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Defective Life Jackets

Virginia Product Liability Lawyers Seeking Justice for You & Your Family

Personal watercraft like jet skis can be an exciting way to enjoy aquatic recreation. However, they can also be quite dangerous. Each year, many jet skiers suffer serious injury or death in watercraft accidents. Personal watercraft injuries were on the decline for a few years as the popularity of jet skis declined due to high gas prices. Unfortunately, as the price of gas has gone down again, personal watercraft injuries are on the rise.

Jet skiers face greater danger in a boating accident than other boat operators because jet skis offer little protection in the event of a collision with a larger watercraft such as a speedboat or pontoon boat.

Watercraft accidents may cause debilitating injuries including:

  • Head, chest, neck, and abdominal trauma
  • Hypothermia
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Lacerations
  • Disfigurement
  • Paralysis
  • Broken bones
  • Drowning
  • Death

Even the strongest swimmer can be knocked unconscious by a boat or watercraft accident. Therefore, life jackets are an essential piece of safety equipment for every jet skier. When working properly, a life jacket can mean the difference between moderate injury and a drowning death.

When Life Jackets Fail

Defective life jackets may not provide the protection that a jet skier counts on in an emergency. Without the buoyancy the life jacket is supposed to provide, jet ski accidents can easily lead to drowning and death. A defective life jacket is simply not acceptable in a life or death emergency.

Defective products like life jackets for jet skiers are responsible for thousands of injuries in the United States each year. Any victim of an injury caused by a defective life jacket or his or her family should contact an experienced Virginia personal injury lawyer right away to determine if there is sufficient cause for a lawsuit.

The skilled attorneys at Kalfus & Nachman PC can schedule a free consultation to explain your rights and determine the best course of action to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Insurance companies will use stalling tactics and intimidation to avoid paying your claim, and they will have legal representation ready to undermine your case. Don’t you deserve to have an experienced legal team on your side as well?

If you or someone you love are injured or killed in any boating or personal watercraft accident, getting in touch with an attorney immediately will improve your chances of a favorable settlement. If you think a defective life jacket or other equipment malfunction has caused or worsened the accident or injury, Kalfus & Nachman PC’s extensive experience with defective product litigation will be crucial to winning your case.

Virginia boaters and watercraft riders who have been involved in an accident should not hesitate to check their legal options immediately, before the insurance company can undermine your claim.

Our dedicated Virginia product liability attorneys can help you seek compensation and find justice. Call today at (855) 880-8163 to get started with a free consultation!

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