Washington DC Swimming Pool Accident Lawyers
Drownings and Near Drownings Investigated
Swimming pools are great fun. However, if they are not properly built, maintained, operated, and secured, serious injuries and even death are the result. When you or a loved one has been injured in a swimming pool, call the experienced lawyers at Zukerberg & Halperin today.
According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Counsel, over 300 children under the age of five die each year in swimming pool drownings. In addition, another 2000 visit emergency rooms. In some sunbelt regions, drowning has become the leading cause of death for children under five years of age. Therefore, swimming pools must be maintained and operated with the highest degree of safety.
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 child. Our investigation pointed to inattentive and poorly trained lifeguards plus improper supervision caused this tragedy.
Recently, Mr. Zukerberg was appointed by the District of Columbia Superior Court to serve as guardian in a widely reported diving board accident case (Zukerberg v. District of Columbia, No. 03-CV-0729). In this leading case, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals upheld a five million dollar jury award in favor a ten-year-old child severely hurt after falling from a diving board. Again, improper maintenance and inadequate supervision were to blame.
Common Causes of Swimming Pool Accident Injuries
There are many risks that swimmers face, including head and brain injuries and paralysis due to diving into an improperly marked shallow end. Other cases include drowning and near drowning accidents. Sometimes these injuries are at a private residence. But other cases involve public pools, hotels, or waterparks. Still other cases are at daycare and summer camp. The first thing you need to do is hire an experience swimming pool accident lawyer. In conclusion, Zukerberg & Halperin have the experience and passion to fight and win for you and your family.
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
- Lack of fencing an gates
Call Now to Get Aggressive & Effective Representation
Our Washington DC personal injury attorneys at Zukerberg & Halperin have been representing victims of drowning, near drowning, and other pool-related injuries since 1994. Therefore, you know that you will have an experienced lawyer on your side.
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 win for you.