Defective Pool Gate - Broken Pool Gate - Unfenced Pool

defective pool gate

Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 14. Quite simply, many young children do not know how to swim or are too inexperienced to be swimming unsupervised. Yet, most children are naturally drawn to pools and can often be in the water before their parents or guardians realize they are missing. A quality fence and a self-closing, self-locking gate are critical components of pool safety especially for young children. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report an 83% reduction in the risk of childhood drowning with a 4-sided isolation pool fence compared to a three sided-property line fence.

If your child has been the victim of a drowning or near-drowning accident, you need one of our compassionate and experienced attorneys to perform a prompt investigation of your case. Photographs and video of the condition of the pool area including the fence and gate must be obtained before repairs are made. An evaluation must be made of the gate's locking mechanism to determine if if was fully functional. Maintenance and repair records must be obtained. Witnesses need to be interviewed to determine if anyone propped the gate open or otherwise circumvented it. If the pool area was under surveillance by a closed circuit camera, footage from the time of the accident needs to be obtained and preserved.

Our team of Tennessee drowning accident attorneys are experienced in investigating and prosecuting these cases. We can evaluate your case to determine who should be held accountable: the property owner, the manufacturer of the gate, the company who installed the gate, a maintenance company, etc. We can hire safety and engineering experts to offer testimony in support of your case, and we can hire medical and economic experts to help explain the full extent of your losses. For over 80 years, we have been the voice of drowning accident victims, and we will make sure you are heard loud and clear.

As with any injury case, time is of the essence. Contact one of our Tennessee drowning attorneys today at 615-742-4880 or toll-free at 866.812.8787 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation. We will provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation. We never get paid unless we get money for you, and we never ask our clients to advance litigation expenses or incur litigation loans. So, you are never out of pocket to pursue your defective or broken pool gate case.  For more information on our fees and case expenses, click here.

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