Swimming Pool Accident & Hot Tub Injury Lawyers
Many people who own private pools fail to that the steps necessary to ensure pool safety. In failing to provide proper protections and warnings, their negligence often leads to serious personal injury and wrongful death. When this occurs, the lawyers at Coppola & Melonakis are well equipped to represent injury victims and their families in successful litigation.
At our law firm, we serve injury victims throughout Colorado by bringing lawsuits in state and federal courts. As experienced attorneys, we have the resources and knowledge necessary to achieve favorable settlements and jury verdicts for our clients.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is among the top five causes of injury and death for children under age 19 in Colorado. And it is the second leading cause of injury and death for children ages 5 to 9.
Many of these fatalities occur as a result of falling from a boat or other watercraft. However, a significant number of these fatalities happen while diving, swimming or playing in swimming pools and hot tubs.
If you have lost a child to a drowning accident, it may be possible to take legal action. Talking to the lawyers at Coppola & Melonakis can help you learn your options.
We may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit against the pool or homeowner, or against the manufacturer of defective products — like pools and water equipment — involved in the death.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are also one of the most frequent pool-related injuries. They often occur when pool owners fail to provide the proper warnings to swimmers about known dangers — like shallow water or defectively-placed diving boards.
If you or someone you care about experienced a spinal cord injury while using another’s pool, it is a good idea to talk with an attorney.
Filing a personal injury lawsuit can help you obtain the compensation necessary for continuing care and rehabilitation. It can also give you the resources necessary to support yourself and your family while living with quadriplegia or paraplegia.