Massachusetts Pool Accident Attorneys, Personal Injury Lawyers – Gilman Law LLP
Each day, about 10 people die in unintentional drownings across the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is the second leading cause of all unintentional injury deaths in children aged 1 to 14 years and the 7th leading cause of unintentional injury death for all ages. This number is alarming since there are 8.8 million residential and public-use pools in the United States.
Many of these injuries and deaths are caused by someone else’s negligence and could have been prevented. Always supervise young children while swimming, boating or even bathing in the bath tub. Do not dive in shallow water. Avoid alcohol and drug use while swimming or boating. Wear a life preserver while boating. These minor suggestions could save your life or the life of your children.
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Massachusetts has specific rules and regulations that pool owners / operators must follow for the safety and well-being of Massachusetts residents. For example, residential pool owners must surround their pool with a fence at least four feet tall with a self-latching and self-closing gate. If you have been injured in a pool accident, you need to have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side who is familar with all of these regulations. We will carefully examine your claim and investigate all of the facts surrouding your accident. Potential parties to your personal injury claim may include not only the pool owner, but the pool operator, maintenance company or manufacturer of the defective pool equipment.
Common Injuries that Result from Swimming Pool Accidents Include:
- Spinal cord damage
- Bone fractures from improper diving
- Slip and Falls on wet surfaces
- Brain damage
- Death from drowing
Our team of pool accident lawyers at Gilman Law LLP will work hard on your behalf to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your pool accident case.
Legal Help for Victims of Swimming Pool Accidents
Gilman Law LLP is a leading personal injury law firm and is here to help you receive the maximum compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in a swimming pool accident, it is important to contact a lawyer that specializes in pool accidentsin order to help protect your legal rights. Many of these actions require you to file a claim within a strict time limitation in order to commence an action for recovery. For a free evaluation of your case, please fill out our online form, or CALL TOLL FREE (1-888-252-0048) today.