Chicago Swimming Pool Injury – Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer Chicago
10 people drown every day in the US in non-boating swimming accidents. For every drowning there are 1 to 4 near-drowning accidents that result in serious injury.
Kids always want to go play at their friend’s house, like somehow their friend’s stuff is better than yours. You try to keep track of all of your son’s friends and Johnny seemed to check out. So when you get a frantic call from Johnny’s mother about some kind of accident and that the ambulance just took your child to the hospital, it catches you by surprise. It seems Johnny invited your son to swim in the family pool even though your son explained he couldn’t swim.
Help and understanding
Your son drowned. Johnny’s mother eventually heard the cries for help, fished him out of the pool, performed CPR for 10 minutes, and resuscitated him. Your boy is alive but it doesn’t take long to figure out he isn’t himself. This is a tragedy for everyone involved but beyond that, care for your son has become a full-time job. We understand; it is hard to file suit against another parent. At Willens Law Offices, we know how to handle a sensitive case such as this and still obtain the financial help you will need long-term for your son.
Sorry but still liable
Johnny’s parents are devastated as well, and his mother feels foolish leaving the poolside when the boys were swimming. However, they are still liable and their homeowners insurance has full coverage on the swimming pool. Swimming accidents are always tragic, 10 people drown every day in the US in non-boating swimming accidents. For every drowning there are 1 to 4 near-drowning accidents that result in serious injury. Private pools and public pools all have responsibility for their pool and are required to keep it inaccessible to children unless a lifeguard is present.
Near-drowning accidents can often leave victims with brain damage affecting their motor skills similar to cerebral palsy. The victim may need a life plan involving constant care. At Willens Law Offices, we know how to prepare a life plan that a judge and jury would approve. Insurance companies will usually fight a fair life plan since it involves a great deal of money. It isn’t a lot of money though; it is the cost of providing care for your loved one who nearly drowned due to the negligence of another. And it is hardly compensation, compared to your child’s life.