One doesn’t need to be an experienced Ohio accident attorney to know that any type instance causing personal injury or death is a tragic, regardless of how the incident was caused. However, some of the most upsetting cases are those where the sigificant personal injury or death was caused by the negligence of a third-party, and could have been prevented had they acted according to set-forth guidelines or procedures.
Such are the circumstances in a recent settlement for an Ohio swimming pool accident that resulted in the traumatic injury of one Ohio woman.
Erie County is set to pay $7 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who suffered brain damage after she nearly drowned in a public pool. Jannette Morales’ lawsuit blamed the county for not property training and supervising its lifeguards at the city-owned pool. At the time of the incident, 37 year-old Morales was pulled out of the water by her son after he had found her floating in the crowded swimming pool. The lawsuit stated that the two lifeguards failed to see that she was in trouble and did not help the son as he tried to rescue her.
Whenever involved in any type of accident, it is always essential to contact an experienced Ohio injury lawyer immediately. This is especially true in cases like these, as it could have easily been prevented had the lifeguards paid attention to those in the pool while on duty. Retaining skilled legal counsel can help the victims establish liability, as well as guide them through the complicated insurance claims process. If you’ve been injured in any type of accident in Ohio, don’t hesitate to contact an attorney today!
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