Drowning Accident Lawyers in Chicago
Traveling to Clients Throughout the U.S. for Pool Drowning Cases
According to the CDC, about 10 people die from unintentional drowning a day. As the second leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 4, drowning is a serious issue and can impact individuals of any age. Even the strongest swimmers can be susceptible to a pool drowning if negligence is involved. Swimming pools pose a great risk for drowning accidents, especially when there is a lack of supervision, improper safety guards, and even poor maintenance.
Why Retain the Counsel of Our Nationally Respected Firm?
The Chicago personal injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm strongly advocate on behalf individuals who have lost loved ones in tragic pool drowning accidents. We travel to clients nationwide, providing reliable, compassionate, and caring advocacy throughout the country. By partnering with top litigation firms near you, we are able to utilize our 50+ years collective experience to craft a strong and effective case with a local mindset. With more 10,000 cases successfully resolved and millions recovered for our clients, you can have confidence and peace of mind when you trust our firm.
Contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm to begin your case today: (800) 774-7120.
Risk Factors Present in Drowning Cases
Water-related accidents are unpredictable. Children can be seriously harmed from inadequate supervision, or even small puddles and water buckets. Anyone, even the best swimmers surrounded by people, can be overwhelmed by currents, riptides, or fatigue.
Take a look at some of the top risk factors in water accidents:
- Inadequate swimming ability
- Failure to wear life jackets
- Alcohol consumption
- Inadequate supervision
These and other factors may greatly reduce the safety of water activities.
Drowning & Pool Injury Lawsuits
Drowning and other water-related lawsuits involve irresponsible behavior by lifeguards or anyone in charge of supervising those near open water, defective swimming products, or premises liability. Poor maintenance of community spas, swimming pools, parks, and other public utilities can lead to a negligence claim due to federal and state laws regulating public operating standards.
Liability can fall on the following:
- Pool and Spa Owners: Numerous factors determine owner liability. Generally, if an owner was aware or should have been aware of dangerous factors on his property, he is considered liable for resulting accidents. A private pool owner is responsible to maintain the pool, watch over swimmers, and prevent access to the pool when they can't supervise.
- Pool Equipment Companies: If pool equipment is dangerous or defective, the designer, manufacturer, or advertising company may be legally responsible for its products.
- Public Pools: A city pool or other public pool is mandated to have properly functioning external defibrillators and first-aid kits.
A wrongful death lawsuit may be pursued if the victim was swimming while under the supervision of another. The lawsuit enables the victim's loved ones to fight for justice and compensation.
Call Our Firm for a Free Consultation
We are currently accepting all types of pool negligence cases nationwide. All of our cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning that we do not get paid unless we earn you compensation. Call our Chicago personal injury attorneys today at (800) 774-7120!