Hidden Dangers In Pools, Lakes And The Ocean Can Cause Water Sports Injuries
For many, an afternoon near the pool or on the lake or ocean can provide an escape from the stress of everyday life. However, when a serious injury occurs due to negligence, the stress is magnified. If a waiver or release of liability was involved, you may have even more questions about what options are available to you.
At Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP, our attorneys clearly communicate various options to our clients. Signing a waiver of liability does not mean you have signed away your rights.
During a complex personal injury claim, you need experienced attorneys capable of protecting your rights. Contact us at 415-421-7995 or toll-free at 866-399-3548. We represent clients in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout Northern California.
An Expectation Of Safety That Falls Short
Tour boat companies have to adhere to Coast Guard requirements for flotation devices as they travel on Clear Lake, Lake Tahoe, Shasta Lake and the Delta. Boat operators must exercise great care to ensure those on the boat and possibly near the boat are safe from harm. Personal watercraft enthusiasts should refrain from alcohol use prior to taking to the water. Owners of pools are required to mark shallow areas to prevent serious head and neck injuries to divers.
When an individual or a company falls short of their safety obligations, people are seriously injured and require the representation of an experienced injury attorney to recover the compensation they deserve.
Seeking Justice On Your Behalf
At Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP, we take a detail-oriented approach to your claim to get to the facts. We review any waivers of liability for readability and possible use of oppressive language. We check police reports for boat or personal watercraft operator’s blood alcohol levels as measured immediately after the accident. We visit the swimming pool to see where deep and shallow ends were marked.
Activities such as scuba diving and parasailing carry inherent risks, but that does not excuse someone else’s gross negligence. We work hard to see that you receive the compensation you need to move on with your life.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced personal injury lawyer regarding a water skiing, Jet Skiing or boating accident, please contact us.