Fremont, NE asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Nebraska

Q: I purchased a float for the river that said puncture proof material. The float was punctured, my mom died. Can I use?

My mom, myself and 3 others had to hold on for life after the float popped. My mom ended up having a heart attack and died.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Nebraska attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. I'm very sorry for the loss of your mother; this is a heartbreaking accident. It's difficult to say whether you can sue based on these facts alone. Floats can vary widely in terms of their quality, size, design, and suitability for use on open waters - many of them are basically considered pool toys. More would need to be known about the nature of the waterway, nature of the puncture, whether PFDs were worn, and other information. Preserve the float if you still have it and any paperwork and packaging that came with it. Contact attorneys in Nebraska to discuss. That's the most reliable way to answer your question. Most attorneys would provide a free initial consult in such cases. With sympathy, good luck

Tim Akpinar

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