Helping With Your Recovery From A Drowning Or Swimming Accident
More than 3,500 Americans die each year by drowning either during or in direct relation to diving and swimming activities. Five thousand children are brought into hospital emergency rooms every year suffering from injuries sustained during a swimming activity. The injuries range from scrapped knees to irreversible brain damage to death.
Who Is Responsible?
In several states, responsibility falls upon the homeowner to erect a fence around their pools. This is to discourage uninvited guests and wandering neighbor children access to the pool. A homeowner may still be liable for injuries an uninvited swimming guest sustained, even though the person was trespassing.
Owners have been held liable when individual is injured or killed as a direct result of neglect on the part of the owner. Compensatory damages recovered by successful plaintiffs suing under personal injury claims for diving or other accidents have included lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical expenses.
In the event a child sustains injury or dies in a pool, negligent supervision may be claimed against the owner of the pool.
Understanding Legal Counsel For Washington And Oregon Clients
If you would like to speak with one of our experienced lawyers at Case & Dusterhoff, LLP, we are available to answer your questions and help you. We serve clients throughout Oregon and Washington. Call us at 503-607-8218 / 800-658-0167 (Toll Free) or send us information online.