It is a horribly common thing for people to have to worry about whether they may need the help of a swimming accident law firm Washington D.C. swimmers and their families have been able to rely on in the past.
Pools of all shapes and sizes, hot tubs and spas, lakes, oceans and water parks, can provide hours of fun for people of all ages. An unfortunate reality is that danger comers with water fun. If someone close to you was injured in a swimming related accident, it does not matter how minor or how major their injuries appear to be, you may benefit from talking to someone who is trained in this area of law and who is licensed to give legal advice about your particular situation.
Call Cohen & Cohen, P.C. if you think you may need a top-rated swimming accident law firm Washington D.C. swimming accident victims have sought justice with in the past. Call us today for a free case evaluation. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Children and adults are both at risk for swimming related accidents. Thousands of adults die or suffer from major injuries every year as a result of swimming related problems. Every year in the U.S., swimming accidents claim the lives of over 1,000 children under the age of 18. The younger the child is the more at risk they are to injury and drowning while in and around water.
Anyone, but especially an unattended child, can drown in only two inches of water. If your child has been injured as a result of a swimming accident or if you are grieving over the loss of your loved one, getting help from a compassionate swimming accident law firm Washington D.C. families have felt fortunate to have on their side on your team, may help you to feel less alone while helping you to understand what your family’s rights are.
Swimming pool injuries are often the result of improperly designed and constructed pools. Both private and public pool owners have been found guilty of failing to properly secure a pool from unattended children. As well, it is common for swimming pools to not be maintained in good condition.
No matter the person’s age, if someone close to you has been injured in a swimming accident in the D.C. area, or if someone that you love has died as a result of this situation, teaming up with a trustworthy swimming accident law firm Washington D.C. swimming accident victims and their families have had on their side before, may help to alleviate some of the stress and anxiety that legal matters often cause people to feel.
Influential Factors in Drowning Accidents
There are various factors that influence a person’s chance of drowning. These include but are not limited to:
- Lack of Supervision: While we tend to think about needing supervision for children, adults who are
expert swimmers can suffer injury or death from swimming accidents when no
one else is around.
- Alcohol: Alcohol negatively affects people’s abilities to swim. Alcohol impairs the ability
to supervise people in a swimming environment.
If someone you love has drowned as a result of a swimming accident in the D.C. area, it can be a very good idea to talk to a swimming accident law firm Washington D.C. victim’s families have found comfort in talking to before. While your devastation and grief are likely overwhelming you, the experienced team at Cohen & Cohen, P.C., knows the importance of starting to build a strong case right away in order to protect your family’s rights.
- Subpar Swim Skills: Lots of people of all ages, “know” how to swim but many of these people do not
have the skills to be completely self-sufficient in a swimming
environment. Very often, kids and adults who “know” how to swim wind up
getting injured while “swimming” because of their lack of true swimming skills
- Barriers: Public and private pools are supposed to have sufficient barriers that completely
enclose a pool in order to keep out unsupervised swimmers. Unfortunately, this
is not always the case, or if there is a complete enclosure, faulty gates and
locks do not always prevent unsupervised swimmers from entering a swimming
- Seizure Disorder: Even a few inches of water can be life threatening to someone with a seizure
disorder. If someone who is seizing is in water is unsupervised, or even falls
face down into a few inches of water, they are at a great risk for getting injured
in a swimming area.
If you are in the unfortunate situation of needing a lawyer because of a swimming accident, contact Cohen & Cohen, P.C. to talk to a top-rated swimming accident law firm Washington D.C. is proud to have on its side.