Even though all pools, regardless of whether they are private or public, are supposed to adhere to strict safety guidelines and features, the need for a good swimming accident law firm Virginia residents can trust is on the rise.
When someone is injured while at a pool or other type of swimming recreation area, or if someone drowns, the pool owner may be liable for costs that are connected to the accident. When someone is injured while on someone else’s property, even though the owner may be liable for the victim’s injuries there is no guarantee that they are. This is one of the many reasons that people who have been in a swimming accident or are related to someone who has been in one, find it valuable to discuss their situation with a lawyer at a personal injury law firm that has experience in successfully defending swimming accident victims and their families.
The laws that govern swimming pool owners and premise liability laws in general, differ from state to state. If you or someone you love has been in a swimming accident in Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC or the surrounding areas, the dedicated team at Cohen & Cohen, P.C. may be able to help you. We are available to discuss your situation and to give you a free case evaluation. We know that when someone is recovery from an injury or trying to help someone who is, many other aspects in life that are normally manageable can become daunting. We know that when a family is grieving over the unexpected loss of a loved one to an accident, they can become debilitated by their grief.
One way that Cohen & Cohen, P.C. has been able to help our clients in the past is by shouldering the legal aspects of their or their loved one’s injury. While we know that this cannot bring back a loved one or instantly heal someone from their injuries, we also know that by taking on this responsibility, it can free people up for the much needed healing and grieving they need to do. For a swimming accident law firm Virginia swimming accident victims and their families recommend, contact Cohen & Cohen, P.C., 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
After a Swimming Accident
Depending on the nature of a particular swimming accident and the kind of injuries a victim sustains, it is usually most important to get medical attention for the injured person. Once the victim is under medical care, there are some steps that can be taken to strengthen a potential claim or lawsuit. One important step to take is to document as much as you can as soon as possible after an accident, and to continue to do so in the days, weeks, and months that follow. Some of these things include but are not limited to:
– Make note of any insufficiently labeled danger areas such as, warnings not to dive in shallow
areas or a notice that there is no lifeguard on duty.
– Poor maintenance. Broken things including diving boards, steps and handrails, and fences or
gates that surround a pool or spa area; fences and gates that do not sufficiently enclose a pool
or spa area, or ones that do not have sufficient height and latches to keep children out.
– Medical expenses, conditions and complications
– Lost wages
– Changes in quality of life
The above are just a few things that are helpful to document after a swimming accident. In the event that a claim needs to be filed for you to seek compensation for your injuries or those of a loved one, as much documentation you can provide, may help you and your lawyer to make a strong case for the swimming pool owner’s negligence.
For help in determining whether or not your situation warrants a personal injury claim, contact the highly rated swimming accident law firm Virginia is fortunate to have in its midst, Cohen & Cohen, P.C.