Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Cleaning Pumps
Contact Jed Dietrich, Esq., New York Super Lawyer, If You, Or Your Loved One, Suffered A Swimming Pool Injury Or Drowning Caused By A Cleaning Pump In Buffalo, New York.
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During the hot summer months, we often hear about the typical dangers of hot tubs and swimming pools, including drownings, accidents from diving into shallow waters or slip and fall incidents on wet pool decks. However, we rarely hear about an even more deadly pool danger—swimming pool and hot tub cleaning pumps.
Swimming pool and hot tub cleaning pumps and drains generate a considerable amount of suction, which can easily engulf a swimmer’s hair, clothes or body parts, submerging the swimmer under water. For example, the tragic accident involving a 6-year-old girl from Minneapolis, whose intestines were partially sucked out by a swimming pool drain.
Studies conducted by the Pool Safety Council demonstrate that pumps or drains in residential pools can generate enough suction to create a force comparable to a 500-pound weight. Such a powerful force can easily keep anyone, from a vulnerable child to the strongest of men, under water long enough to cause serious brain damage or death.
If you, or a loved one, were injured by a swimming pool or hot tub cleaning pump, you want the best personal injury lawyer in Buffalo, New York to fight for the compensation you deserve. Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Best Lawyer of America and New York Super Lawyer, and his team of top rated swimming pool and hot tub cleaning pump injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York are aggressive, tenacious and hardworking and will fight for the maximum compensation possible for your injuries. Contact us today at 716-839-3939. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you!
Some of the most frequent causes of pool cleaning pump and drain accidents include:
- Poor maintenance: Lack of proper pump or drain maintenance can cause the equipment to malfunction or become obstructed.
- Defective pumps: Defective pumps and drains are often too powerful and, as a result, can cause severe injuries, such as amputations, broken bones and drowning.
- Faulty design: Some pumps may be poorly designed by manufacturers causing an unsafe pump.
Additionally, there are several types of entrapment hazards, which often occur when suction outlets or their covers become broken, loose or detached. The following entrapment hazards often have the most lethal consequences:
- Hair entrapment: It is very easy for people with long hair, especially young girls, to become entrapped in suction outlet covers.
- Limb entrapment: Little children often insert their hands or feet into the suction outlets, through damaged or missing suction covers, which can result in broken bones or the loss of a limb.
- Body entrapment: More powerful pumps can cause parts of the body to cling to the suction outlets. This may result in soft tissue damage or damage of internal organs. In severe cases, this has been known to cause disembowelment.
- Accessory entrapment: Swimmers’ jewelry, hair accessories or swimming suits can easily get caught in suction outlets. Accessory entrapment has resulted in numerous drowning fatalities.
If you, or a loved one, were injured by a swimming pool or hot tub cleaning pump, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., a Best Law Firm of America, today at 716-839-3939. Our team of highly experienced and top rated Buffalo, New York swimming pool and hot tub cleaning pump injury lawyers will fight for the compensation that you deserve for the injuries that you suffered. This may include monetary compensation for your medical bills, lost time from work and pain and suffering.
The New York State Uniform Code and the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool Spa Safety Act (VGBA), a federal government pool safety code, are designed to improve the safety of private and public swimming pools and hot tubs.
The VGBA was passed after 3-year-old Graeme Baker died as a result of entrapment, which was caused by a hot tub drain. The VGBA’s main purpose is to lower the number of child drownings and decrease the amount of suction entrapment accidents, injuries and fatalities.
The VGBA sets minimum standards for all drain covers and related apparatuses to prevent drain or suction entrapment. All public pools and hot tubs must have ANSI/ASME A112.19.8 performance standard drain covers and grates. Both suction and drainage for pools in New York State are required to be done in a manner that keeps the water safe. All sources of suction must have protective coverings to prevent swimmers from becoming trapped.
Based upon the specific facts of the case, tenants, homeowners, property managers or government entities could be held liable for pump-related pool injuries. Premises liability lawsuits are especially common with property owners who fail to maintain pool equipment or perform routine maintenance tasks. When negligent property owners allow dangerous conditions to exist in pools or hot tubs, and those defects result in injuries, those property owners can be held legally responsible. Additionally, owners can be held strictly liable if they failed to comply with federal or state safety requirements.
When injuries are caused by defective pool cleaning pumps or drains, the manufacturer, distributor, and /or retail seller of the defective equipment can be held responsible for damages. To demonstrate product liability, it must be shown that the pump was defective and that defect produced an unreasonable hazard for its anticipated purpose. Defects can be categorized as design, manufacturing and/or marketing defects.
Each swimming pool or hot tub cleaning pump accident is different. Therefore, you want an experienced lawyer who will hold all of the responsible parties accountable for your injuries. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has been handling serious personal injury cases since 1999 and has the experience and proven results to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation with our team of Buffalo, New York swimming pool and hot tub cleaning pump injury lawyers.
It is of utmost importance to establish and enforce firm swimming pool and hot tub safety rules. You should try to keep children as far away from pool pumps and drains as possible, especially ones that create powerful suction forces.
Make sure that pool pumps and drains are regularly inspected and properly maintained. Preserving cleaning pumps in good working condition can assist in preventing these, often avoidable, fatal accidents. Never go in pools that have loose, broken or missing cleaning pump or drain covers.
Be especially cautious when swimming with diving toys because they tend to drift towards suction outlets. Also, do not enter the pool with loose-fitting jewelry or clothing that is baggy or that has long ties or straps. Swimmers with long hair should tie it up.
Further, your pool should be outfitted with an automatic pump kill switch and other safety mechanisms to disable drains, in order to prevent suction related injuries and deaths. If you are unsure what kind of pumps, drain suction fittings or covers your pool or hot tub has, ask a pool service provider to inspect them to ensure that they meet safety standards. The American Red Cross website and poolsafely.gov are excellent resources that encourage pool safety and provide advice.
WERE YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, INJURED BY A SWIMMING POOL OR HOT TUB CLEANING PUMP IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
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Near-drowning accidents caused by swimming pool and hot tub cleaning pumps, can result in tragic injury or life-long impairment. Oxygen deprivation is known to cause devastating brain damage so severe that near-drowning victims are commonly declared brain dead and in need of life support. Other common injuries include liver and kidney damage, lung impairment, central nervous system damage and myocardial injury.
The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team aims to make sure that you are adequately compensated for your losses. For a pool cleaning pump injury victim, this includes current and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, loss of enjoyment of life and possibly punitive damages.
If the pool cleaning pump injury results in the death of a family member, you can file a wrongful death claim. Although no amount of money can bring a loved one back, it can help provide a sense of closure and ease the financial burdens associated with their loss.
With over 20 years of experience and more than $150 million recovered on behalf of his clients, Jed Dietrich, Esq. will fight to secure the compensation that you deserve for your losses. The Buffalo, New York personal injury lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. understand how to effectively and aggressively pursue swimming pool and hot tub cleaning pump injury claims. We will zealously fight to obtain the best possible result for your swimming pool or hot tub cleaning pump injury case in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York and beyond. Our experienced team is available at 716-839-3939 or by completing the online consultation form.
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!