HOW MUCH IS MY SWIMMING POOL ACCIDENT CASE WORTH? WHAT DAMAGES AM I ENTITLED TO?
Swimming pool accidents can result in injuries that range from lacerations and bruises to catastrophic, disabling damages that can last a lifetime. Recovery from those injuries can seem overwhelming and difficult. Treatment may require extensive medical care and lengthy rehabilitation. This can often result in medical bills totaling tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Further, your injuries, treatment, and rehabilitation may limit your ability to continue working. Fortunately, Rhode Island law provides a way for you to hold the negligent person or operator financially responsible for your injuries and damages.
Damages for injuries to swimming pool accident victims in Rhode Island can include payment for:
ECONOMIC DAMAGE – such as tangible out of pocket costs which are often established with bills and invoices
- Medical expenses, including past, present, and future bills
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation costs
- Transportation costs
- Costs of medical devices and modifications and accommodations to your home or vehicle
- Costs of assistive devices
- Expenses for in-home healthcare and household services
- Lost wages, both from missed work and missed future earning potential
- Household bills
NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES – which include general intangible damages. These damages affect quality of life, but are oftentimes more significant, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Anxiety and post-traumatic stress (emotional distress)
- Loss of companionship or consortium
- Lifestyle impairment
PUNITIVE DAMAGES – In some instances the responsible party’s conduct is so egregious that punitive damages are appropriate as a means of punishment and a deterrent to future bad conduct.
In the event that a loved one has died in a swimming pool accident you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim for those left behind. Of course no amount of money can bring your loved on back or provide adequate compensation, but you nevertheless may be able to recover for funeral and burial costs, loss of income, and loss of companionship.
At Marin and Barrett, Inc., our Rhode Island swimming pool accident lawyers will fight for every dollar you deserve. On these types of cases it is often helpful to work closely with expert witnesses to ensure that your injuries and damages are valued fully. This extra effort makes sure that you recover all you deserve for your swimming pool accident injuries. We are available 24/7 at 401-228-8271.
SWIMMING POOL ACCIDENT STATISTICS
According to the National Safety, on average about ten people die from drowning every day in the United States. All age ranges are susceptible to drowning accidents, however, the danger is especially heightened for children under the age of 15. Sadly, drowning is the second leading cause of injury-related death among children under the age of 15, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Studies show that emergency rooms treat about 6,400 pool and spa injuries in children younger than 15 every year. Studies further show that 74% of drowning incidents for children younger than 15 between 2015 and 2017 occurred in residential locations.
RHODE ISLAND SWIMMING POOL ACCIDENT LAWYERS: HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
Have you or someone you love been injured by in a Rhode Island swimming pool accident? At Marin and Barrett, Inc., our local Rhode Island swimming pool accident attorneys understand that injuries from a swimming pool accident can have serious and long-lasting consequences. You have the legal right to seek compensation from the responsible parties and we can help to make sure that you are fully compensated. Call our office at 401-228-8271 to schedule your free, no obligation swimming pool accident case evaluation today.
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HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH MY SWIMMING POOL ACCIDENT CASE?
First thing is first, be sure to get the medical attention you need. Once you do that, the bills will start pouring in and the expenses add up in a hurry. Realistically you’ll want to contact an attorney as soon as possible. The evidence you may need is often the freshest shortly after the accident, and you can rest assured that the party or parties responsible for your injuries will be gearing up for their own legal fight and you will not want to be left behind.