Yes, you may be able to sue if your loved one drowned due to a defective pool gate in Michigan. 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. Our Michigan defective pool gate attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. have a track record of obtaining sizeable settlements for our clients and providing the best service possible for over 40 years.
Pool gates are secure barriers around the pool to prevent infants, toddlers, and even adults from falling into the water. They are used to provide control of who has access to the pool and can be a great safety measure for families and facilities to use to help prevent drowning accidents. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the risk of childhood drowning in a swimming pool is reduced by 83% if the pool has an isolation pool gate.
Victims who drowned to death due to the pool owners or facilities negligent pool maintenance which could include a defective pool gate, do have legal rights and a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit may be able to be pursued on behalf of the surviving family member. Wrongful death benefits will pay for funeral and burial expenses, amount of income lost due to the death of the family member, pain and suffering, and even reasonable value of the society and companionship which the surviving family members have been deprived.
We will represent you in your Michigan defective pool gate 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. For more information on your rights after a defective pool gate drowning accident in Michigan, call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your case.