Washington DC Swimming Pool Injury Lawyer
Suffered Serious Injury in a Swimming Pool Accident?
Swimming pools can offer a great deal of fun for children and adults alike during the hot summer months in Washington DC. However, if they are not properly built, maintained, operated, or secured, this can lead to serious injuries and even death.
According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Counsel, over 300 children under the age of five die each year in swimming pool drownings, and another 2000 visit emergency rooms. In some sunbelt regions, drowning has become the single, leading cause of death in the home for children under five years of age.
Past Swimming Pool Accident Case Victories
Attorney Paul Zukerberg has represented victims of drowning and other pool injuries since 1994, when he successfully sued a pool operator in the District of Columbia for the wrongful death of a young child. Inattentive and poorly trained lifeguards and improper supervision led to this tragedy.
Recently, Mr. Zukerberg was appointed by the District of Columbia Superior Court to serve as personal representative and guardian ad litem in a widely reported diving board injury case, Zukerberg v. District of Columbia, No. 03-CV-0729, where the District of Columbia Court of Appeals upheld a five million dollar jury award in favor a ten-year-old child severely injured after losing his balance and falling from a diving board. Again, improper maintenance and inadequate supervision were to blame.
Common Causes of Swimming Pool Accident Injuries
There are numerous risks that swimmers face, including head and brain injuries or paralysis due to diving into an improperly marked shallow end, as well as drowning and near drowning accidents. Whether you or a loved one have suffered an injury at a private residence, public pool, hotel, waterpark, or other location, it is crucial to immediately retain the services of experienced attorneys to take on your case and fight for the fair compensation to which you could be entitled.
Some of the common causes of swimming pool accidents are:
- Slippery decks and surfaces
- Diving board injuries
- Contaminated pool water
- Poorly maintained pools
- Overcrowded pools
- Distracted, poorly trained, or absent lifeguards
- Poorly marked shallow or deep ends
- Defective swimming pool drains
Get Aggressive & Effective Representation Today
Our Washington DC personal injury attorneys at Zukerberg & Halperin, PLLC have been representing victims of drowning,
near drowning, and other pool-related injuries since 1994 when Paul Zukerberg successfully sued a DC pool operator for the
wrongful death of a young child due to negligence and improper supervision.
We are proud to offer compassionate and caring, yet tenacious and effective representation for our clients, and we have the tools, skills, and knowledge to take on your case and improve your chances at obtaining fair compensation.