Q: can the passenger of a boat that caught fire 5 days before a recall letter about fire was sent, also sue?
I was on a boat that caught on fire with a friend.. She owns the boat. We both had to jump off into the water and be pulled away before it went completely up in flames. 5 days after this happens, my friend receives a recall letter advising of a problem that could cause overheating and boat to catch fire. 4 days before the fire, she has emails from the company explaining the recall but that the boat was fine to drive over the weekend and needed to be brought in when she had a chance.
A: Yes, it's possible you could sue, based on your injuries. I hope the two of you are okay, but keep records of any injuries sustained in the fire, in abandoning the vessel, and awaiting rescue in the water, if applicable. This could include emergency room visits, follow-up doctor visits, etc. If you were injured, a Mississippi attorney who handles boating accident cases could outline your rights for you in a brief consultation. Good luck
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