Drowning accidents at swimming pools, lakes and rivers are more common than one would expect. Near-drowning injuries often results in brain damage in an adult or child whose lives are changed forever. Dealing with the aftermath of such incidents is difficult, especially in cases of catastrophic injuries such as brain damage, spinal injuries and other severe injuries the damages can last a lifetime. It is crucial that you have skilled assistance from a Rhode Island Aquatic Injury Attorney qualified to handle the legal aspects.
Some of the Aquatic Injuries that occur in Rhode Island are:
- Drowning in swimming pools
- Drowning in inadequately secured swimming pool (or hot tub)
- Diving board accident
- Injury in unmarked shallow water
- Injury in drunk boating accident
- Jet ski accidents
- Near-drowning which causes brain damage
- Water Park / Water Slide Injuries
Rhode Island Public Parks and Pools: Accidents aren’t always “Just Accidents”
People injured while boating or swimming in a public park or swimming pool sometimes mistakenly believe since no one else was involved in their accident, they are solely responsible for what happened. However, if warning signs were not posted regarding bacteria-contaminated water, undertows, sharp drop offs, rip currents, or other hazards, the State of Rhode Island, or the individual municipality may be liable. Additionally, for city public swimming pools: a failure to post lifeguards, perform routine pool maintenance, or provide public security can result in liability for injuries or wrongful death that occur as a result.
You may be unaware of all the factors contributing to your injury. The liability of other parties – pool manufacturers and installers, property managers and others – can be complicated to evaluate, and if you wait too long, it could be too late to pursue your case.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an aquatic injury contact a Rhode Island Aquatic Injury Attorney today. You one may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering. The experienced attorneys at Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd will examine all possible sources of negligence and liability to help you recover the maximum amount available.