West Headnote of the Day – January 29, 2010

January 29, 2010

West's Key 348 Seamen
West's Key 348k29 Personal Injuries
West's Key 348k29(4) k. Assumption of Risk, Contributory Negligence, and Division of Damages

There are inevitable hazards, some of very severe nature, in the calling of those who go down to sea in ships, hazards which when not occasioned by negligence or unseaworthiness have to be borne by those who follow the calling.
Massey v. Williams-McWilliams, Inc., 414 F.2d 675 (5th Cir. 1969)

348 Seamen