If a loved one drowned because of someone else’s negligence or was killed by a malfunction in a swimming pool, you may be able to sue for wrongful death.

Did Someone Else’s Negligence Cause Your Loved One’s Death At a Swimming Pool?

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When you allow your child to swim in someone else’s pool, you probably assume that the owner will look out for your child’s safety. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. According to recent statistics, fatal drownings are the second-leading cause of unintentional non-injury deaths among youngsters aged 1 to 14. This cause of death jumps to number one for children aged 1 to 4.

Swimming Pool Accidents That Can Cause Wrongful Death

Men, children, and minorities are at a higher risk of becoming hurt or killed in swimming pool accidents. And although many different deadly accidents can occur in swimming pools, some happen more commonly than others. Two swimming pool accidents that could potentially lead to a wrongful death lawsuit include:

  • Drowning. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about ten people die every day from drowning and of those, two are children. From 2005 to 2009, there was an average of 3,533 fatal unintentional drownings in the United States. If a lifeguard or homeowner was negligent and your loved one drowned, or if a lack of pool maintenance or a malfunction caused the drowning, you may be able to sue for wrongful death.
  • Disembowelment and evisceration. It sounds like something that would happen in a movie: a person sits on a swimming pool drain and the suction causes his intestines to come out through a ruptured rectum. Although this sounds extraordinary, it actually happens and people can die because of it. If a drain malfunctions or is without a cover and results in someone’s death, you may be able to sue for wrongful death.

When You Are Ready to Take Action

You may never really get over the loss of your loved one, but holding those responsible for their actions may help. The Andrew Kim Law Firm has helped many in the Seattle area receive the justice they deserve, and may be able to do the same for you.

Category: Wrongful Death


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