Swimming Pool Accidents: What You Need to Know

November 18, 2019

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Swimming Pool Accidents

Summertime is a great time to cool off at the local pool. However, every year there are many accidents that happen at swimming pools. In many circumstances, the owners of the pool can be held liable for your injuries, especially if proper safety procedures were not followed. There are many kinds of injuries that can happen such as:

Slips and Falls

Wet stairways and walking areas are the most common reason for slip and fall injuries. Pool owners can be liable if they were negligent in warning patrons and/or keeping these areas dry.

Drowning

Drowning can cause very severe injuries and in many cases death. Pool owners can be liable if there was not a lifeguard on duty or if the water was deeper than the posted depth.

Infections and Illness

Every year, many people become severely ill from swimming in contaminated water. If the proper amount of chlorine or other cleaning agents were not used, you may have a case against the owners.

If you or a loved one were injured at a public or private swimming pool, please call Attorney Mike Bowser at (888) 414-9202 today for your free case consultation. He has helped many people get the claim they deserve for their injuries and suffering.

Since 1995, Attorney Mike Bowser has successfully tried hundreds of jury trials to a favorable verdict before the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Superior and District Courts. He has recovered over $5.5 million for injured clients and he is well known for his professionalism and experience.

The best thing you can do right now is call us to schedule your free case consultation. We handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay us until we recover money for you.

Here are some case results from clients who we represented in their injury cases:

Slip and Fall On Construction Site
$828,000.00

Injury

Union painter falls on construction site when he steps on copper pipe left on floor and covered with sawdust. Torn meniscus of left knee and total tear of right knee MCL/ACL. Medical bills exceed $83,000. Lost wage claim includes total permanent disability from occupation as painter.

Challenge

Insurance company for general contractor responsible for job site safety denies liability, questions the plaintiff’s credibility and challenges the extent and nature of his injuries. Pre-trial offer of $300,000 reduced to $250,000 at trial. Plaintiff owes $220,000 to Worker’s Compensation Insurance Carrier.

Result

Jury verdict following eight (8) day personal injury trial before the Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, MA. Verdict of $775,000. Pre-trial interest and comparative fault offset results in total judgment against responsible general contractor for $828,000.

Retail Store Injury
$150,000.00

Injury

Ruptured biceps tendon. Retail store drops 27′ T.V. on man at their courtesy counter.

Challenge

No offer to settle. Store denies responsibility and blames customer for injuries.

Result

Jury Verdict Hillsborough Superior Court, Nashua, NH. $150,000

Slip and Fall at New Jersey Hotel
$80,000.00

Injury

Older client suffers fractured hip requiring hospitalization and surgery after falling on wet carpeted incline outside New Jersey Hotel.

Challenge

Insurance carrier for hotel denies liability or existence of any dangerous defect in walkway surface despite unusual grade change that is covered in carpet and allowed to become slick in rain.

Result

Counsel retains safety expert to review photographs of scene and conduct scene analysis in New Jersey. Personal injury suit filed through local firm in New Jersey. Case settled week of trial. $80,000

Slip and Fall at Work
$60,000.00

Injury

Premises Liability: 57 year old woman trips and falls over broken wooden landscape stake jutting onto sidewalk outside of her place of employment during cigarette break. Woman suffers fractured wrist requiring corrective surgery and extensive missed time from work.

Challenge

Property owner denies liability for hazardous condition created by vandals who routinely broke landscape stakes that were placed by landscaping contractor. Defense also asserts that plaintiff was injured “in the course of her employment” and recovery is barred by the Worker’s Compensation Statute. Plaintiff’s counsel establishes through discovery that property owner was aware of vandals breaking stakes and leaving them in place on or near sidewalk surfaces and only took remedial corrective measures after the injury. Injury occurred while plaintiff was on break and not in the regular course of her employment at retail store.

Result

Premises liability suit settled prior to trial at mediation for $60,000.00

Fall From Horse in Massachusetts
$60,000.00

Injury

Knee injury following fall from horse in Massachusetts. Client injured when horse she is riding losses footing on buried tree stump and falls on her.

Challenge

Negligence claim that property/horse owner liable for fall and injury as he buried stump while clearing land for development, allowed plaintiff to ride in the area and did not give warning about the buried stumps. Defense asserts immunity under “Equine” statute for sponsors of horse riding activity and claims plaintiff rode horse in restricted area without owner’s permission.

Result

Settled at mediation one week before trial. Middlesex Superior Court, Lowell, MA. $60,000

Slip and Fall on Icy Side Walk
$50,000.00

Injury

Client injured in fall on icy patch on side walk outside bank suffering fractured coccyx and knee injury.

Challenge

Insurance company alleges icy patch was the result of natural accumulation of ice and snow and offers only nominal amount to settle personal injury claim.

Result

Suit filed. Discovery discloses that building maintenance worker aware that icy patch existed regularly due to run off of water from roof overhang but area was not salted on day of incident because of weekend staffing. Settled prior to trial. $50,000

BJs Slip and Fall Case
$50,000.00

Injury

Elderly client leaned on a display table at a major retail store, which rolled out from under him because wheels on display table were not locked. Client suffered hip fracture, enduring surgery and extensive treatments.

Challenge

Retail Store denied liability because display tables are not meant to be leaned on, therefore the table was not a dangerous or defective condition within the store.

Result

Case settled at mediation for $50,000.

Man Trapped In Sinkhole
$40,000.00

Injury

Leg and back injury, emotional distress. Massachusetts man becomes trapped in sinkhole when brick walkway collapses beneath him.

Challenge

No offer to settle. Property owner denies responsibility for failure to inspect and repair property.

Result

Jury Verdict Lowell District Court, Lowell, MA. $40,000

What is the Bowser Law Difference?

There are many attorneys out there, but Mike Bowser stands out as bold, fearless and passionate.

  • Mike Bowser offers a personal touch to personal injury cases. He cares about you and your family and how this tragedy has deeply affected you. He will investigate and personally prepare your case to pursue the maximum compensation for you.
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  • Mike Bowser is a ruthless trial attorney who has appropriately received accolades from judges and opposing counsel for his expertise and professionalism.

What is the Bowser Law Difference?

Mike Bowser has unique experience and knowledge which he uses to protect his clients.

  • Mike Bowser is the only Board Certified DUI Defense Specialist who practices in MA, NH & ME. This means he had to pass rigorous examinations and interviews about his knowledge of DUI law to become certified.
  • Because he practices in all three states, Mike Bowser knows how to handle the complications that arise when you are charged as an out of state driver.
  • Clients who have hired Mike Bowser LOVE him! Take one look at his reviews and you will see why Mike Bowser is The Most Reviewed 5 Star DUI Defense Lawyer Practicing in MA, NH & ME!
  • He uses his deep understanding of forensic science to pick apart the evidence against you and looks for errors that he can challenge. He then carefully prepares your case with the goal of highlighting these issues and putting you in the best possible position.
  • He is a ruthless cross-examiner who is at home in the courtroom. Judges, prosecutors, and police officers often praise his professionalism and knowledge.

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