Our defective pool fence drowning accident lawyers in Michigan frequently represents clients who have suffered serious injuries or drowning deaths in a swimming pool accident due to a defective pool fence. We represent both children and adults whose accident took place at a public, residential, private, hotel or motel pool. 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 fences are an important part of pool safety as they are designed to keep people out, particularly children. However, even though fences are a great safety measure to prevent drowning accidents, if the pool fence is defective it is just as unsafe as having no fence at all. A pool fence can become defective when it is not properly maintained or not installed correctly.
Whether it is a hotel, public swimming pool, or motel pool, it is the responsibility of the facility to keep and maintain a proper pool fence. In the event that for some reason the pool fence is defective and a drowning injury or death results, the victim may be able to file a lawsuit for their injuries.
Pool Fence Safety Tips To Prevent Drowning
As a resource to our clients, our drowning accident lawyers are sharing some safety tips below tailored by the Mayo Clinic regarding pool fence safety tips.
- Surround your pool with a fence that's at least 4 feet tall. Make sure slatted fences have no gaps wider than 4 inches.
- Install self-closing and self-latching gates with latches that are beyond a child's reach.
- Protect any doors leading to the pool area with an alarm.
- Block pool and hot tub access when not in use with a motorized safety cover
- Teach children how to swim
- Never leave children unsupervised
- Remove toys from pool after each use
- Use drain covers to avoid entrapments
- Keep emergency equipment handy
Legal Rights After A Michigan Defective Pool Fence Drowning Accident
Too often, a drowning death or injury is a result of a defective pool fence. Whether it is a hotel, public swimming pool, or motel pool, it is the responsibility of the facility to keep and maintain a proper pool fence. In the event that for some reason the pool fence is defective and a drowning injury or death results, the victim may be able to file a lawsuit for their injuries. 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 Defective Pool Fence Drowning Cases
We will represent you in your Michigan defective pool fence 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 Defective Pool Fence Drowning Accident Lawyer
For more information on your rights after a defective pool fence drowning accident in Michigan, call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Buckfire & Buckfire 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!