Defective / Unsafe Marine Product

Boat on FireDefective and unsafe products aboard watercraft exist and cause catastrophic events such as explosions, fires, collisions, groundings and sinkings. Unfortunately, such events often result in personal injuries, deaths as well as property loss. Having graduated as a marine engineer from a merchant marine academy, acquired three U.S. Coast Guard engineer licenses and previously represented yacht/boat manufacturers and repair facilities for 19 years, board certified maritime attorney Keith Brais with the law firm of Brais Law Firm is in a unique position to guests, passengers and yacht owners who due to an unsafe or defective marine product suffer serious personal injury or death. The lawyers at the law firm of Brais Law Firm with offices in Miami, Florida, Boston, Massachusetts and Houston, Texas are here to help in the event of explosion, fire or sinking due to a defective or unsafe marine product.

Defective products aboard watercraft include engines, generators, electronics, batteries, wires, fuel tanks, drive lines, propellers, engine driven accessories and even safety equipment. These defects can stem from the product’s mislabeling, design, construction, fabrication, installation and improper integration with other components. In the marine environment, when a sub-component part fails the consequences can result in the entire loss of a vessel, damage to near-by vessels in a marina and even loss of life.

Product liability cases are often complex and require an attorney with years of experience handling defective product cases. Many times sellers and manufactures of these defective products attempt to hide behind contract disclaimers, warranty restrictions, as well as, legal defenses such as a “lack of privity” and “the economic loss rule” to avoid liability.

Brais Law Firm knows the “ins” and “outs” of this complex area of law and has successfully sued big names in the boating world for their defective products. Unlike many other law firms who solely rely on paid experts to find and explain product defects in their clients’ cases, Brais Law Firm’s Managing Miami Partner Keith Brais graduated from a maritime academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in marine engineering and served aboard vessels and rigs as a U.S. Coast Guard licensed engineer for seven years. This brings to our clients’ cases real world experience and insight seldom found in product liability litigation.

The attorneys at the law firm of Brais Law Firm have the experience to protect your rights, the compassion to serve your needs, and the skill to obtain the compensation you deserve. To reach our lawyers you may click email the firm, call 800-499-0551 from within the U.S., Skype BraisLaw worldwide or click Contact Us to select and complete a form for a free evaluation of your case.

Client Reviews

After my accident I contacted them right away. I was able to see them the same day and was kept in contact throughout the process. Everyone in the office was very accommodating, polite and professional. I highly recommend Brais Law and think very highly of their lead attorneys. They helped me WIN my case, and I am forever grateful. They went above and beyond to assist me. Thank you all so very much. H.S.
The entire law firm of Brais Law were extremely helpful in handling my snorkeling accident. The firm takes customer service to a new level, not only being readily available, but courteous, respectful, sympathetic, and empathetic. The firm, especially Keith and Karla, were always quick to return calls, offer updates, and provide guidance and information. There is no comparison when it comes to firms. If you need legal advice or representation, especially concerning maritime events, contact Keith and his crew first and save yourself a lot of time and heartache! J.C.
I was looking to refer a client injured on a cruise ship and had the pleasure of speaking to Keith. Keith was extremely helpful and he took time out of his day to provide some guidance. If you're looking for a Admiralty & Maritime /Personal Injury Lawyer in Florida, I would highly recommend Brais Law Firm! T.C.