Our Michigan hot tub drowning accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. frequently represents clients who have suffered serious drowning injuries or death in a Michigan hot tub or spa accident. We represent all ages of clients, including children and elderly in hot tub accidents that occurred at array of locations including private homes, hotels, resorts, condos, apartments, and more. 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. In cases where the victim drowns to death, the surviving family members may be able to file a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit.
Hot Tub Drowning Death And Injuries
According to a recent study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital found that from 1990-2007, the number of unintentional hot tub-related injuries increased by 160 percent, from approximately 2,500 to more than 6,600 injuries per year.
Two of the most common reasons of why a hot tub accident takes place is due to no supervision or the hot tub or spa itself is not properly maintained. Individuals most at risk for these accidents are in fact children and the elderly. Children, and often times the elderly do require supervision while in a hot tub. This is because they can easily slip under the water and drown. In many cases, supervision is required and if a drowning injury or death results due to the lack of supervision, a personal injury lawsuit may be able to be filed on behalf of the victim and his/her family.
Hot Tub Drowning Accident Prevention
The hot tub drowning accident lawyers want to ensure that you and your family stay safe when you want to take a dip in a hot tub this summer so we have provided some safety tips tailored by the Nationwide Children’s Hospital including:
- Keep hot tubs covered and locked at all times when not in use.
- Install a fence around the hot tub area.
- Place slip resistant mats in and around the hot tub.
- Do not let children run or play near the hot tub. The surface might be slippery, leading to slips and falls.
- Adults should spend no more than 10-15 minutes in a hot tub. The water temperature should be no higher than 104° F.
- Prohibit jumping and diving into the hot tub.
- Cover suction drains with covers that meet required standards.
- Keep all chemicals and cleaners locked out of reach of children.
Our No Fee Promise For Michigan Hot Tub Drowning Cases
We will represent you in your Michigan hot tub 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 Hot Tub Drowning Accident Lawyer
For more information on your rights after a hot tub drowning accident in Michigan, call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced 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!