Swimming pool accidents and drownings

Of injury-related deaths, drowning is the second leading cause of death in children ages 1-14 in the United States.

In 2007, congress passed the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act mandating certain standards to help stop preventable drownings in public swimming pools.

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Drowning accidents happen at apartment complexes, private pools, hotels, motels, parks, summer camp, homeowner association pools, and parks.  

Often such a tragedy is related to an individual or entity who failed to uphold their duty of maintenance, supervision, or training. Many drownings are the result of a child entering a restricted area because of the lack of proper fencing, locking gates, or a proper pool cover.

Drowning accidents can also happen as a result of faulty training or supervisor, improper fencing and locking mechanisms on pool gates, defective and improper drains, and other preventable hazards. Drowning accidents caused by improper or defective pool fences, gates, and/or covers can be prevented.

Pool operator negligence, boating negligence, and pool operation negligence are preventable accidents that an experienced lawyer can identify to hold the responsible party liable.

Swimming pool/whirpool accidents may result in serious disabilities and injuries, often as a result of brain damage due to the loss of oxygen to the brain. You need an attorney who is willing to investigate the cause of the accident and hold the responsible party accountable. An experienced lawyer can also help identify the care that the injured person will require to deal with their disability and injury.

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Bagby Law works to uncover the details of your swimming pool or drowning accident, and hold the people and companies responsible.  

Investigate the cause of the accident

to make sure the responsible people and companies are held accountable. 

Determine the lasting effects of your injuries. 

Working with the best doctors, we discover the full scope of your injuries so we can fight for fair compensation for you. Often people who survive a water related incident suffer from catastrophic brain injuries that will require a lifetime of care.  Bagby Law will hire a life care planner to determine the costs a person will require for the rest of their life.  

Interact with the insurance companies and help you get your medical bills paid.

We deal with the insurance companies so you don’t have to. 

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Frequently asked questions

Why Do I Need an Injury Lawyer?

When an individual gets injured in an accident as a result of a negligent act, it falls on the negligent party’s insurance provider to determine to what extent they will cover the costs of any medical or injury related expenses.  From the time the insurance company is notified of a claim, they are building their case to pay you as little as possible. Every statement will be used to accomplish their goals. In order to avoid the serious threat of under-compensation for your injuries, it is essential that you hire a knowledgeable attorney that will fight to ensure all your needs, present and future, are addressed in your claim.

Why do you need a personal injury attorney?

Engaging an experienced personal injury attorney from the beginning can be crucial for the outcome of your case. As soon as you call Bagby Law, our team will begin the investigation process, uncovering if the other driver failed to comply with the applicable traffic rules. These initial consultations are so important because the at-fault party’s insurance will be doing the same thing. You want a lawyer that will be able to gather information, understand police reports, and medical records. The more time that goes by, the easier it is for important facts to be overlooked, missed or even erased. We are available 24/7 and ready to assist you with your call.

What exactly is negligence?

Negligence is one of the most important aspects of a personal injury case. In fact, it is what an entire claim is based on. Negligence is what causes the accident you were injured in in the first place. A person can be is negligent when he fails to act in a way that a reasonably careful person would act in the same situation.  In the legal field, proving negligence has four aspects. First, the individual accused of negligence must have owed the injured individual a duty of care. Second, they must have violated that duty. Third, that breach directly caused the injury. Fourth and finally, that the damage from the injury is provable. If all four elements are met, an individual may be accused of negligence.

What happens if my case is not successful?

There is no charge for our time unless your personal injury case is concluded successfully. We are dedicated to our clients and will do everything in our power to help ensure you receive a successful verdict. While every case has its unique circumstances, our attorneys are confident that they have the skill and know-how to secure the compensation your injuries demand. The costs of an exceptional personal injury pale in comparison to the overwhelming hardships you would have to endure without adequate compensation. With our firm you owe us nothing should our handling of your case not be successful.

Should I try to reach a settlement?

When you try to reach a settlement for your personal injury case, you are essentially making an agreement before going to trial. This is done when one party, either the defendant or the insurance company, offers a certain monetary payment in hopes of avoiding going to court. Reaching a settlement can be beneficial in some situations. However, you must be wary of individuals and insurance companies that are trying to lowball you. If you are not sure if the settlement that is offered to you is appropriate, you should hire an attorney. A legal professional will be able to help you determine whether or not you would receive full coverage by accepting their offer.

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Why should you work with Bagby Law on your case? 

If we don’t win, you don’t pay.

When you hire Bagby Law, there is no charge for the firm's time unless your personal injury case is concluded successfully. While every case has its unique circumstances, our attorneys are confident that they have the skill and know-how to secure the compensation your injuries demand. With our firm you stand to lose nothing should our handling of your case not be successful.

We care; you aren’t just another case to us.

We care about our clients and work to get to know them. We want to advocate for your unique and specific circumstances when we fight your case. We want to help make sure you get better.

Honesty, hard work and expertise.

At Bagby Law, we pride ourselves in giving you the most honest appraisal of your situation to help you evaluate the risks and rewards of a case. We put in the work and money to develop and fight your case aggressively. We have spent tens of thousands of hours as trial attorneys fighting cases like these, and we bring that expertise to bear on your case. If we need the additional expertise of outside lawyers to help win your case, we bring them in to fight for you at no additional charge. This is our commitment to bringing you the best team to win your case.

We are a modern, technology-forward firm.

We embrace modern business practices, communication standards and technologies (hello text and zoom!) so we can move quickly on your case, unlike older, slower, more old-school firms.

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