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. 

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