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Legal advice 1 month 1 week ago #3709

  • bfuller
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In Feb this year Crazy Diamond was damaged, in Ardfern Marina Scotland, when a pontoon cleat broke and the neighboring boat swung into her in a gale. The marina and their insurers are not willing to accept any responsibility for the damage. Are there any legal wizz kids out there who could advise me on whether I have grounds to sue them.

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Legal advice 1 month 5 days ago #3718

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Barry,
No legal knowledge I'm afraid but common sense would suggest that the organisation responsible for the failed hardware should accept liability. Do your insurers have a view?
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Legal advice 1 month 4 days ago #3719

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Hi - what does your berthing contract say regarding liability?
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Legal advice 1 month 4 days ago #3726

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Our own experience in a similar situation was to turn the claim over to our insurer who then sued the other insurer to recoup their cost, all at no cost or consequence to us.
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Legal advice 4 weeks 8 hours ago #3751

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We have 3rd party only. Pontoon manufacturers say cleat was well within its expected life and must have been shock loaded in the gale.

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Legal advice 3 weeks 6 days ago #3759

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Amazing! A cleat in a marina being shock loaded in a gale!! Did they expect eternal f4s? Did the cleat break or did it part from the pontoon? That may be significant. Mervyn Wheatley

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