WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Personal Injury Attorney Don Fountain and the legal team at Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather, Keen & Littky-Rubin, co-counsel with The Cooper Firm, recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a Lake Worth, FL family whose 7-year old son was killed in a tragic recreational boating accident. The lawsuit, which alleges boat manufacturer Malibu Boats failed to properly design and test its vessel, has sparked an NBC consumer investigation on the potential industry-wide dangers in recreational boating.
The lawsuit filed by the firm stems from a 2014 incident involving 7-year-old Ryan Batchelder, who died when he was washed out of the bow seat of a Malibu Response LX boat that began to take on water and became entangled in engine's propeller. As the suit alleges, his death could and should have been prevented had the boat been designed and tested appropriately.
Following the suit, consumer investigative reporters from NBC Washington broke news about alarming potential dangers in the boating industry, including issues involving potentially defective boat designs, inadequate testing by boating manufacturers, and a lack of regulation and oversight by the government.
Attorney Don Fountain, the Clark Fountain legal team, and The Cooper Firm are intent on leveraging the lawsuit to secure justice for Ryan's family, and using it as a catalyst for needed changes in the recreational boating industry that prioritize public safety. You can learn more about the lawsuit and NBC investigative coverage here.
Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather, Keen & Littky-Rubin is a nationally recognized Florida personal injury law firm based in West Palm Beach. With more than two centuries of collective experience, the firm's award-winning lawyers have secured over $1 billion in compensation for seriously injured victims and families, including those who suffered as a result of defective products. More information about the firm can be found at www.clarkfountain.com.
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