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Water Injuries

Swimming Pool Accident LawyerActivities involving water are often fun and enjoyable, but water activities require extra precautions, especially when children are involved.  Pools, water parks and watercrafts, such as boats and jet skis, are fun summer activities, but accidents due to inefficient safety warnings, human negligence, and faulty equipment can lead to severe injury or worse. Unfortunately, more children die every year in water-related injuries than any other traumatic injury. For this reason, every preventative precaution must be taken when comes to water activities.

Who is held accountable if you or your child has been injured in a water-related event due to negligence? Depending on the circumstances of the injury, different people could be liable for harm. Some of these include:

Safety precautions, reliable safety equipment, proper supervision and adherence to facility rules can result in an enjoyable time for those participating in aquatic-related activities. Not all water-related injuries are preventable, since someone else’s negligence may be at fault. Neither you nor your child should be injured due to the negligence of a facility owner, watercraft operator, equipment manufacturer or anyone else. Contact us today if you believe you have suffered injury due to negligence.

Swimming Pool Accidents

Private and public pools are also places where many water-related accidents occur. Nothing compares to an attentive adult supervising a pool, but to further prevent swimming pool accidents, listed below are 8 helpful safety tips to ensure a fun and safe day at the pool.

Boating Accidents

Specific rules that apply to operating a watercraft must be strictly adhered to, such as the number of life preservers for occupants. Incidents caused by an inexperienced or negligent operator can result in boating accidents, severe injuries, and drowning. Boating law requires safe and licensed operation. A reckless or negligent watercraft operator is in breach of boating law and can be held liable for injury.

Below is a safety checklist before leaving the dock. (Safety equipment required varies based on the size of the boat.)

Jet Ski Accidents

“Jet Ski’s” and “Wave Runners” are considered personal watercrafts (PWC) and are subject to the same regulations as boats. A lanyard must be worn connected to the start/stop switch so the engine will stop if the operator falls off.

North Carolina PWC Regulations

If you are searching for a boating or jet ski accident attorney the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood is a great resource for litigation information. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.