Boat Lift Product Failures Happen on a Regular Basis
Boat lifts are in place to lift a boat out of the water. Boats are taken out of the water for servicing, storage at the end of the season, or for checking under the boat for damage. When there is a boat lift product failure, there is a chance for serious injuries for anyone standing nearby to the boat when the boat falls from the lift, or slips from the lift during lifting operations.
Boat Lifts Are Dangerous
A boat lift is a dangerous piece of equipment. It is meant to raise and lower a boat from the water. It is operated from an electrical box on the lift, where the boat is lifted into the bunk. The I-beams need to sit at dock level to ensure that the boat does not move side to side. In storms, the boat should be secured to the pilings to keep the boat from moving around.
The power to the lift needs to be shut off, as the boat can be lowered, raised or have the cables get twisted if the power is always left on and unattended. The boat lift needs to be serviced, motor reviewed, and the PVC poles need to be checked for bending, breaking or snapping off completely. If the boat lift is not in perfect working order at all times, the pipes will snap and can injure anyone who is operating the lift. Even people on adjacent boats, who are walking on a dock, or who are sitting or standing in the area where the boat lift product fails, could potentially be injured when a boat lift defective product gives out.
Lifts Have Auto Controls Which Can Easily Malfunction
If there is an auto control and the boat starts to fall off of the lift, it will not alert the owner during a malfunction of the boat lift. Going into detail, if the lift is part of a boathouse, the lift can actually go up too high and pop off the roof of the boathouse as well. These are serious cases, where injury to the people standing around the boat will be a foregone conclusion, when the boat lift product fails. If this has happened to you, you need to call us at the DTLA Law Group bright and early this morning. We are standing by waiting for your call on this matter.
Lifts Need to Be Operated Safely at All Times
Boat lifts can hurt people when the lift malfunctions or is mechanically not working properly. If the lift is damaged or has a lift product failure, then it will malfunction and possibly harm or kill someone using that lift. The lift needs to raise a boat out of the water with equal weight of the entire boat distributed on all sides and angles of the boat as it is lifted onto the lift. If this is not done because of lift product failure, it will be a recipe for disaster.
Lifts Operate Using Basic Physics
If there is a problem using the lift and the boat is raised out of the water, then there needs to be calculations that need to be made to get the boat out of the water safely. A motor on a boat – weighs more than a boat without a motor. For this reason, it is necessary to understand how to operate the lift safely to avoid injuries.
If the lift product fails because it is defective, it can drop the boat at any time during the operation of trying to raise the boat out of the water. People using a lift need to understand how to prevent cable fatigue, stretching or fraying of the cables. If the cables fail, it can cause the boat to fall off of the lift. This can cause a crushing accident or even death to someone in the vicinity of a boat lift.
The Lift Needs to Be Level as It Pulls Up the Boat
If a lift is not level as it pulls up a boat, then there is a chance that it will become unbalanced and drop the boat. If a lift is not working properly because of a product failure, it may not pull the boat up squarely, causing unnatural shifting of the weight of the boat. This can cause an issue where the boat is being lifted up lopsided, and it may fall off the lift and come crashing down on the person using the lift. This can result in serious injuries, such as:
- Crushing injuries
- Head trauma
- Back trauma
- Internal injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Leg and arm amputations
- Other piercing body injuries
If the boat lift product fails as you are lifting a boat, it can cause serious injuries as a result of this product defect. In that case, you need to feel as if you are not walking alone, or wading alone treading water in the deep end. Just call us today, that is what we are here for, to help you now in your legal time of need.
Safety Precautions for Boat Lifts
Boat lifts are meant to be operated under safety precautions, to prevent being seriously injured or being killed by the boat lift. A boat lift should not be used if the power source is faulty, or if there is any sign of damage to the boat lift. This is because the boat lift can fall, causing the boat to fall while it is being lifted out of the water. If the boat lift falls, it can cause a serious crushing injury to anyone in the area. The cables can snap causing amputations and burn injuries, the lift can malfunction and break, causing catastrophic crushing injuries and there are other injuries associated with a faulty boat lift.
There are other issues when a boat lift product fails. For instance, the electrical power sources for the lift have to be reviewed, to ensure that they are all in good working order. Anyone standing on or around the platform where the boat lift is located and being used, is at risk of being seriously injured if the boat lift malfunctions and snaps, dropping the boat during the lift.
Safety Precautions Are in Jeopardy When a Boat Lift Product Fails
There are many other safety precautions for a boat lift, that may be jeopardized if the lift is malfunctioning or defective. These precautions for safety include:
- Keeping clear of the operating areas of the lift.
- Keeping fingers, clothing and hair away from moving lift parts.
- Attending and replacing frayed and broken cables, pulleys and bindings on the lift.
- Never adjusting the lift when it is in operation mode.
- Never adjusting the winch when it is operating.
- Not operating the lift when under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Never using the lift to hang anything other than a boat.
- Understanding how to safely use the lift and being safe around it at all times.
If you are injured because of a product failure on a boat lift, you can call us today. You need a lawyer who understands what you are going through, and the challenges that you have been facing trying to settle this case to a successful conclusion.
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Earnings from a Product Liability Claim against Belkin
The value of a product liability lawsuit will largely be determined by the injuries you suffered and how extensive they were. If you were seriously hurt, you will potentially receive a larger settlement offer than if you only suffered minor injuries. The insurance agent wants to preserve profits and not pay out settlements, and we aim to bring you the maximum settlement available under the law. Our goal is to secure you compensation for the following:
- Medical bills and expenses from the past and future for surgery, hospitalization fees, medication, physical therapy, and more
- Lost wages if you were unable to work or could not return to work in the future
- Property damage to cover lost items and personal belongings
- Pain and suffering damages to account for emotional trauma, anxiety, PTSD, fear, and more
You should not be expected to foot the bill for all of these expenses if you were not responsible for the incident in the first place. A defective product claim can allow you to receive the compensation you need to pay for these damages.
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