Snohomish County Swimming Pool Accident Attorneys
What begins as a relaxing day by the water can quickly become tragic. Pool-related injuries, though not always fatal, can have a catastrophic impact on he lives of the victims and their families. Common injuries from pool or drowning injuries include brain damage, head and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, or death. Many of these injuries can have long-lasting effects in the form of hearing damage, memory loss, learning impairments or loss of basic motor skills.
Contributing factors to these injuries include defective products (diving boards, slides), negligent supervision, and lack of warning signs. If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury you may be able to seek compensation for your injury or loss while holding all wrongdoers accountable through several legal avenues.
LCommon Causes of Swimming Pool Injuries
- Unsafe/Dangerous Drains
- Lack of Barriers
- Negligent Supervision
- Overcrowded swimming facilities
- Slick pool decks
- Inadequately marked shallow or deep ends
- Under-qualified Life Guards
After an Accident
After a swimming pool drowning or other accident it is important to preserve all evidence possible. Write down the names, addresses, and phone numbers of all potential witnesses. Taking photographs of the accident scene from different angles and the surrounding signage is crucial. Additionally, make sure that any pool equipment that contributed to the injury is kept in a secure place. When seeking medical attention, keep detailed notes about the conversations you have with doctors.
Do I Need an Attorney?
As soon as possible after your swimming pool accident, you should contact an experienced Washington personal injury attorney. There are complex legal and liability issues involved in claims like this that only an experienced attorney can advise you on. Insurance companies have entire teams dedicated to minimizing what they pay, and our office can combat that with safety experts, medical experts, and accident re-constructionists. You should focus on helping your loved one, not negotiating with insurance companies and protecting your legal rights.
Call us now!
At the Dubin Law Group, our Everett attorneys are familiar with all of the liability issues surrounding pool injuries. Whether the injury occurred because of negligent supervision or a defective product, we will hold the proper party responsible and get you the compensation you deserve. Call us now for a free, no obligation consultation.