Improperly trained pool staff

Drowning and swimming pool accident lawyers serving Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

poorly-trained-lifeguard-lawsuitSwimming pool operators have a legal duty to maintain the safety of the pools they operate.  Whether these pools are located in hotels, apartments, water parks, or recreation facilities, they must adhere to state and local guidelines.  State and local governments in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. have laws governing many aspects of recreational pools including the dimensions of fences and gates, water quality, electrical and plumbing systems, and requiring lifeguards being on duty.

Proprietors of swimming pools must ensure their staff is properly trained and follow state and local laws.  If a swimming pools staff are improperly hired, trained, or supervised, it can pose an unnecessary risk to patrons.  Swimming pool staff in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia have a variety of legal duties including:

  • Maintaining pool deck and equipment
  • Maintaining rescue equipment and making sure it is easily available
  • Proper use of chemicals to ensure swimming pool is not over treated
  • Maintain water clarity
  • Keep pool logs where mandated by state and local health codes
  • Maintain fencing and gates

Negligence in hiring, supervision, and training of swimming pool employees and lifeguards

Pool operators failing to hire proper staff or provide adequate supervision and training can be held liable for their employee’s wrongdoing if the employer knew or should have known their employee was unfit to perform his or her duties.  Swimming pool patrons who were hurt due to employee negligence have legal rights to recover damages for their injuries. Swimming pool accident victims may be eligible for compensation, including coverage of medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.

In swimming pool injury cases, it is important to find effective, experienced legal counsel to hold parties responsible for their actions.  The Cochran Firm, D.C. has established a strong track record of securing favorable settlements for swimming pool accident and drowning victims and their families in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Wrongful death lawsuits against negligent pool staff and employers

If a loved one drowned due to the negligence of a swimming pool’s staff or their employer you may be able to hold them responsible by filing a wrongful death claim.  The drowning death of a loved one can be traumatic enough without having to worry about paying funeral costs, hospital bills, and recovering lost wages.  Family members of deceased drowning accident victims can hold wrongdoers responsible for their negligence by recovering these and other damages.

The compassionate and dedicated attorneys at The Cochran Firm, D.C. take the time to listen to victims and investigate claims of drowning or severe injury resulting from improperly trained pool staff in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.  We offer free, prompt, and confidential case reviews and there are no obligations.

We work on a contingency basis, meaning there are no legal fees unless we recover for you.  Because strict time deadlines apply when filing an improperly trained swimming pool staff lawsuit, please contact us at your earliest convenience.

Call us locally at 202-682-5800 or 1-800-THE-FIRM (843-3476) to reach us 24/7.  You can also fill out a contact form online and a legal professional will review your claim.