Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia
The summers in the D.C. area are hot, leading many people to seek refuge at municipal and private pools. Even in the winter, indoor pools such as those at athletic clubs can provide an excellent way to exercise or relax.
Sadly, every year, several people suffer catastrophic personal injury or are killed in drowning accidents. The most common victims are children, leaving families with hefty medical expenses and sometimes an irreparable, devastating and permanent loss.
The drowning accident attorneys at The Cochran Firm DC have a deep compassion for children and others who have been injured in drowning accidents in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. We are fully prepared to investigate the cause of a drowning accident and hold negligent parties responsible for all of the damage they have caused.
Drowning Accidents and Premises Liability
Drowning accident claims fall under premises liability because, more often than not, they occur due to an inadequately maintained or secured premise. This can include things such as:
- Lifeguard ineptitude or negligence
- Improper signage
- Inadequate safety equipment
- Unmaintained surfaces
Injuries can be life-altering and disabling. Drowning injuries include:
Proving liability in these cases can be a difficult task. Swimming pools often try to shirk responsibility by claiming a "swim at your own risk" sign is adequate to deflect any additional responsibility for swimmers. This is a ridiculous claim, but has been successful in past trials.
We have years of experience helping victims and their families with these claims. We know exactly what tactics swimming pool owners and the insurance companies will use to try and deny your claim. We have a proven track record of successfully fighting these companies and winning compensation for our clients. We are equally compassionate to your needs as we are aggressive in our pursuit of justice for victims. We will do everything possible to determine if negligence was involved and get your family the full compensation you are due.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from a drowning accident in Washington, D.C., Maryland or Northern Virginia, please contact the personal injury attorneys at The Cochran Firm DC to schedule a no-charge consultation.