Swimming Pool Accidents
West Virginia premises liability attorneys
Both children and adults are at risk for injury while in or around a swimming pool, and sometimes these accidents can result in serious - sometimes fatal - injuries. These accidents are sometimes the result of another person's negligence. The premises liability lawyers at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC fight for the rights of victims and help them recover financial compensation.
Swimming pools are meant to be a source of fun and relaxation, but they can also be a major accident risk if they are not properly maintained. Drowning and near-drowning are the most common types of swimming pool accidents. Young children are especially at risk, especially when they are around a pool that is unsupervised or unprotected.
Other types of swimming pool accidents are caused by defective or missing equipment such as pumps, drainage pipes, gates, fencing, and more. The owners or managers of public swimming pools must also take precautions to reduce the effects of slippery walkways or diving boards, broken gates, and unsafe fencing, and should be held accountable when they do not do so.
An experienced lawyer can help your family recover
Our legal team conducts a thorough investigation of your swimming pool accident. We know where to look for evidence that proves negligence. Our premises liability attorneys read through all relevant paperwork and talk to all witnesses. If needed, we consult experts who can help us determine what happened.
Another thing we carefully consider is the true value of your claim. Your injuries may have left you with substantial medical expenses. You may have been forced to miss work, losing income. You may be able to seek other damages as well, such as pain and suffering and emotion distress.
We don't expect negligent parties or their insurance companies to admit responsibility. That's why our firm focuses on building the strongest case possible. When confronted with evidence, insurance companies often become much more willing to discuss a settlement. But if they won't agree to a settlement that meets your needs, we will fight for you in court.
Swimming pool injuries can have may have a long-lasting impact on you and your family - physically, emotionally and financially. If you or someone you love has been injured in a swimming pool accident, don't hesitate to contact our firm for a free consultation to discuss your situation and your needs.