Our drowning accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. frequently represents clients who have suffered serious drowning injuries or death in a Michigan pool drain accident. We are actively pursuing lawsuits for both children and adults. A detailed knowledge and understanding of these types of deaths and injuries is essential to achieving the best possible settlement for the drowning victim and his or her family.
Pool Drain Cover Drowning Death And Injuries
A pool drain cover can be quite hazardous if the cover is off the drain or defective. This is because a pool drain acts as a vacuum and when the cover is off the drain or not properly on, an individual can be sucked down under the surface and be held down by the vacuum force, making it difficult for an individual to free him or himself and often results in drowning.
Pool drain cover drowning accidents occur much more often than the public thinks. In fact, according to a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report, between 1999 and 2009 there were 94 reported entrapments. Of the 94, there were 12 fatalities, 79 injuries and three incidents without injuries. The most common drain entanglement or drain entrapment hazards include: long hair caught in faulty drain, jewelry, bathing suits, arms, legs, feet, or fingers.
Pool Drain Accident Tips
As a resource, our drowning accidents lawyers have provided some safety tips below on what to do if someone is held down by a defective pool drain cover. These tips were tailored by the PoolSafely.org.
- Turn off the pump immediately.
- Instead of trying to pull the person away from the powerful suction of the drain or grate, insert fingers or a small object between the drain and the person’s body to break the seal and then roll them off until they’re free.
- Have a portable telephone close by to call for help.
- Understand the basics of life-saving so that you can assist in a pool emergency.
Legal Rights After A Michigan Pool Drain Cover Drowning Accident
Whether the drowning accident occurred at a private pool, or a pool located in a hotel, condo, resort, or more, the operator or owner of the swimming pool may be liable if the drain cover was not properly covered or defective and caused you injury. It is essential to hire a qualified Michigan drowning injury lawyer who has a complete understanding of these cases and the knowledge and experience to achieve the best result for the victim and his or her family. A complete understanding of the facts and the laws that apply to drowning cases is necessary to achieve the highest possible settlement.
Our No Fee Promise For Michigan Pool Drain Cover Drowning Cases
We will represent you in your Michigan pool drain cover drowning case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact a Michigan Pool Drain Cover Drowning Accident Lawyer
For more information on your rights after a pool drain cover drowning accident in Michigan, call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your case. Our office will start working on your case immediately and begin gathering witness statements and evidence to prove and win your case. Call today for your free consultation!