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Dangerous Drains and Defective Equipment | Swimming Pool Injury Lawyer

When people think about swimming pool accidents, a lack of supervision is probably one of the first causes that comes to mind. One of the lesser discussed but equally dangerous causes of swimming pool injuries in North Dakota are dangerous drains and defective equipment.

If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a swimming pool accident, you need a swimming pool injury lawyer to represent you. A North Dakota swimming pool accident attorney will know what your case is worth and how to make your case to get you the compensation you deserve.

Pool Drain Accidents and Their Causes

Pool drain accidents usually refers to drain entrapment, which happens when a swimmer’s body parts, bathing suit, or hair gets caught in the powerful suction of a drain. Drain entrapment is a serious situation that can lead to severe injury such as lacerations, organ damage, broken bones, drowning, brain damage, and in some cases death.

Drains typically have covers or outlets in place to prevent drain entrapment. When those are missing or broken, the following types of entrapment can occur:

  • Body and extremity entrapment - One of the most common causes of entrapment is when a young swimmer’s body or extremities such as their fingers, hands, arms, or legs gets caught in a drain. Body entrapment can lead to amputations and broken bones. Talk to a lawyer if this type of entrapment happened to you or a loved one.
  • Fixture entrapment - Fixture entrapment occurs when a swimmer’s accessories such as a bracelet, hairtie, or swimsuit gets caught in a drain. Fixture entrapment often leads to drowning or near-drowning.
  • Hair entrapment - When a swimmer’s hair gets caught in a drain, it can have dire consequences. If hair entrapment caused your accident, a personal injury lawyer serving North Dakota can help.

Talk to North Dakota attorney James Shaw if you’ve suffered injuries in a pool accident due to dangerous drains and entrapment.

Swimming Pool Accidents Caused by Defective Equipment

When swimming pool accidents are caused by defective equipment, the liability falls on the parts manufacturer. Defective equipment can be both faulty equipment or faulty swimming pools themselves, and fall into one of three categories:

  1. Manufacturing or installation defect - When there is no inherent problem with the product, but an installation causes the product’s defect, the manufacturer or the installer can be held accountable. The manufacturer can be held at fault if they cut corners with product costs and use materials that are ineffective, and the installer can be held accountable when they improperly install equipment such as a diving board. An attorney can answer any questions you have.
  2. Design defect - Sometimes, accidents caused by defective products are rooted in a design flaw. For example, a life vest designed to keep children afloat, but it’s shape allows kids to slip out of it, which causes a drowning or near-drowning. Talk to a North Dakota swimming pool accident attorney if your accident was caused by a design defect.
  3. Marketing defect - A marketing defect occurs when the product itself has no flaw, but the way it’s marketed leads to it being used other than it was intended. One of the most common examples is a pool toy that cannot safely support a child on it’s own and is meant to be used in conjunction with another safety device, but the packaging does not explicitly state this necessity. In the case of a marketing defect, consult a lawyer.
How To Get The Compensation You Deserve After a Swimming Pool Accident

Defective equipment and drains shouldn’t cause swimming accidents, but they do. To get compensation after a pool accident, you need to talk to personal injury lawyers serving North Dakota as soon as possible.

North Dakota attorney James Shaw is an expert in swimming pool accidents and can help you and your family get justice. For a free consultation, call 1-800-555-0101 to speak to an attorney today.

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