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What Should I Do After a Swimming Pool Drowning Accident?

Almost everyone enjoys swimming. Unfortunately, though, drowning is one of the most common causes of death for children under the age of 14. Knowing what to do in a tragic pool accident or drowning could make all the difference

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 Drowning Accident Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been involved in a swimming pool drowning accident, 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?

Tragically, swimming pool drownings and accidents are a common occurrence. What begins as a relaxing day in the swimming pool can quickly turn into a tragedy. It takes no more than a few seconds for a memorable outing to become a nightmare.

If you or someone you love has been unfortunate enough to be involved in a swimming pool accident or drowning, you should:

Preserve evidence – Whenever possible, write down the names, addresses, and phone numbers of all potential witnesses to the accident. Take photographs of the accident scene including anything that may have contributed to the event (surrounding conditions, defective equipment, fences & gates, as well as the specific location the accident took place).

Document the events and your injuries – Write down all events surrounding the accident. Obtain police reports concerning the incident and records from the hospital emergency room. Keep notes of all conversation with police, witnesses, emergency medical personnel, and hospital doctors.

Contact an experienced swimming pool drowning lawyer – In the aftermath of such a tragic event, hiring a lawyer may not seem like a top priority. However, complex legal and safety issues may be involved and it is essential to consult a swimming pool drowning lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. In the event of a swimming pool drowning, it is difficult for a grieving family to think about legal issues. An experienced swimming pool drowning lawyer will be able to protect your rights during such a traumatic and emotional time.

Do I have a Swimming Pool Drowning Accident Lawsuit?

The Personal Injury & Premises Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in swimming pool drowning accident lawsuits. We are currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.

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