Heart-rending swimming pool drowning accidents are frequently caused by negligence. In some instances, the property owner fails to maintain the pool in a reasonably safe condition. Other times, lifeguards, pool staff, chaperones, or other swimmers who are responsible. If you find yourself in a difficult situation where you or a family member was seriously injured or drowned in a swimming pool, you should contact an experienced drowning accident lawyer to discuss your legal rights.
Swimming pool accident lawyer Brent Wieand is committed to helping families who have suffered heartbreaking drowning accidents. Don’t trust your drowning case to just any lawyer. Use an experienced trial lawyer who knows how to get results. If you suspect that a pool drowning or pool injury was more than just an accident, call attorney Wieand for a free legal consultation at (215) 666-7777.
Upon representation, Attorney Wieand will handle all aspects of your pool accident case. He will do a detailed accident investigation, retain top of the line expert witnesses, such as pool safety experts and medical doctors, and handle settlement negotiation and litigation.
Case Highlight In a recent case, attorney Wieand represented the father of a child who drowned in a Pennsylvania hotel swimming pool. Liability was hotly contested the the hotel defended the lawsuit alleging that the child was a trespasser and that the hotel was not negligent. The case resulted in a $345,000 settlement.
Some negligent acts that are known to cause or contribute to swimming pool drowning incidents include:
Sadly, many drowning accidents involve young children. Not only is the loss of a child unimaginably devastating, but families can incur enormous medical bills as a result of emergency treatment or the long term care of children suffer from permanent asphyxiation injuries due to a near drowning accident.
After a pool accident or drowning occurs, an experienced pool accident attorney can file a lawsuit against the negligent party and hold them accountable. A civil case can help bring closure and compensate family members for their loss.
Swimming pool drowning accidents usually occur when people break safety rules or act carelessly around the water. Attorney Wieand represents clients who are injured, and families of people who have drowned because of the negligence of another person, business or property owner, including:
The nightmare of a drowning accidents can often be prevented if pool owners keep their property a safe condition and swimmers follow pool safety rules.
In Pennsylvania, for the safety of young children, pools must be fenced in by a security fence that is at least 4 feet with a self latching gate that swings away from the pool area. The pool area should be maintained in a safe condition, free of tripping hazards and defective pool parts.
When using the pool parents and chaperones should:
Following safety precautions will help ensure that everyone enjoys the pool and has a safe and fun time.
Brent Wieand is a personal injury lawyer located in Philadelphia. He serves clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is currently evaluating potential drowning and swimming accident lawsuits. Attorney Wieand offers a free initial legal consultation. In addition, he works on a contingency fee basis so you won’t owe a fee unless he collects money for you from an award or settlement.
*Disclosure: This article is not legal advice. You should ALWAYS consult with an attorney if you or a loved one was the victim of a pool accident resulting injury injury or wrongful death.