Our Michigan swimming pool injury attorneys handle claims for clients who have suffered drowning injuries and death in a diving board accident. We are actively pursuing lawsuits for both children and adults injured in diving board accidents at indoor or outdoor pools in motels, hotels, resorts, country clubs, private swim clubs, city pools, private pools and more. A detailed knowledge of these types of death and injuries is essential to achieving the best possible settlement for the drowning victim and his or her family.
Diving Board Injury Statistics
Diving is a common activity, however the truth is drowning’s or other serious injury such as traumatic brain injuries, head, neck and back injuries can still occur so it is important that you and your family are aware of the potential dangers of a diving board.
According to statistics, 6,500 adolescents a year are brought to the hospital because of diving related injuries. Of those diving board victims, 64% of injuries happened in ground swimming pools, while 36% occurred in above ground pools. Almost half of these injuries take place during a swimming pool party where alcohol or sometimes drugs are involved. In addition, 80% of diving board accidents occur in shallow water of 4 feet or 1.2 meters or less.
Common Causes of Diving Board Injuries
There are multiple causes of diving board accidents however, injuries resulting most commonly occur when an individual dives a certain way. These causes are listed below.
- Headfirst Dives 70%
- Jumps and Cannonballs 18%
- Flips and Handstands 12%
Legal Rights After A Michigan Diving Board Accident
Depending on how the diving board accident occurred and the injuries resulting victims may have legal rights to file a lawsuit and claim compensation for their injuries. If it was at the negligence of the facility or owner of the pool as to why the diving board accident occurred they may be liable. Possible negligence may include inadequate non-skid material on steps, mold slime, inadequate or faulty railings, worn or improper nonskid material on end of the diving board, buildup of oily suntan lotion on end of board, diving board located too close to the side wall, rusty bolts that secure the diving board to the frame, improper markings of shallowness of water, and more.
Our No Fee Promise For Michigan Diving Board Accident Cases
We will represent you in your Michigan diving board accident 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 Diving Board Accident Lawyer
For more information on your rights after a diving board accident in Michigan, call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced pool injury lawyers 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 and determine whether or not you have basis to file a claim.