A great number of swimming-related injuries are caused by poorly designed or faulty products
Swimming Pool Drowning Update 9/13/12: The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a press release today stating that at least 137 children under the age of 15 drowned in a pool or spa during the summer 2012 season, which began on Memorial Day (May 28) and ended on Labor Day (Sept. 3). In addition to the fatalities, another 168 children required emergency medical treatment for accidents that occurred in pools and spas during that period. Click here to learn more.
Free Swimming Pool Accident Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured in a pool accident caused by faulty products, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
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What’s the problem?
In legal terms, a lawsuit based on pool accidents caused by faulty products can be brought against the manufacturer of the faulty product, a component manufacturer, or various parties involved in marketing the product. Faulty products can include things like:
- A drain cover that catches a foot and causes a swimmer to drown
- A pool cover with sharp edges that causes cuts or abrasions
- A gas heater that explodes
- A sump pump that shorts and causes electrocution
Sometimes the design of the pool can even be found faulty, especially when it is difficult to see where the pool is deep enough to dive or when the shallow and deep areas are not clearly marked on the pool.
Products used in and around the pool can also cause drowning and serious injury. Water slides, for example, can cause injuries if they have attachments where people can become entangled or have weak areas that may give way and result in falls. Flotation devices for babies and small children sometimes have faulty fasteners or weak areas that cause children to fall into the water. These should never be used without adult supervision.
Do I have a Faulty Product Pool Accident Lawsuit?
The Personal Injury & Premise Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in pool accident lawsuits. We are currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.