Understanding Who You Can Hold Accountable for Pool Injuries and Accidents
A fun day in the sun can quickly be marred by a diving accident at the pool. If you or a loved one suffered a diving injury in Virginia, you may be asking, “who is to blame?” There are a number of factors to consider, as each case is different, but the following questions may help point you in the right direction.
The pool owner:
- Did the owner know that the diving board was unsafe?
- Was the diving board and/or pool kept in disrepair?
- Were others injured on the diving board or in the pool prior to the accident?
- Are signs posted that the water is too shallow for diving if a diving board is not present?
The company that installed the diving board:
- Was the diving board installed incorrectly?
- Did a company install a diving board knowing the water was not deep enough?
The manufacturer of the diving board:
- Was there a defect in the board that caused it to malfunction?
- Are warning labels on the diving board inadequate?
- Is the marketing misleading?
- Is the weight that the board can handle clearly displayed?
The store that sold the diving board:
- Was the board misrepresented?
- Did the store/company know the board to be unsafe but sold it anyway?
In addition to the previous questions, you can also examine the following questions about the diver:
- Was the diver using the board properly?
- Did the diver know how to safely enter the pool?
Hurt In a Virginia Diving Accident? Shevlin Smith Can Help
A diving accident can lead to brain injuries, spinal injuries, or even result in catastrophic permanent injuries. If you have suffered a catastrophic personal injury in Virginia from a diving accident in Virginia, contact the attorneys at Shevlin Smith. We have the knowledge and experience to help you navigate the compensation process. Call our Fairfax lawyers today at 703.591.0067.