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Attorneys Advocating For You After A Lake, Pool or Waterpark Accident

Recreation time spent on the lakes is a major part of life in Rochester and many other parts of Michigan. Most of us have been swimming and boating since childhood, and water safety is second nature at this point. Unfortunately, there are some who become careless or negligent while enjoying lakes, pools and waterparks, putting themselves and others in danger.

Drownings are consistently a leading cause of death among children in Michigan. Among adults, accidents involving boat collisions and capsizing occur all too frequently and are often tied to the consumption of alcohol. If you have been seriously injured or have lost a loved one in a water accident caused by negligence, Atnip & Associates, PLLC, is here to help you seek compensation and, hopefully, prevent others from being harmed in the same manner.

Comprehensive Injury Representation After A Water Accident

Our firm is ready to fully investigate your claim and help you take appropriate legal action after any type of water accident or injury, including those involving:

  • Boats
  • Personal watercrafts
  • Water skiing and wakeboarding
  • Swimming and diving
  • Pools and waterparks
  • Drownings or other injuries related to lifeguard negligence
  • Life jacket negligence
  • Alcohol-impaired boating
  • Manufacturing or design issues causing a watercraft to capsize or sink

Who May Have Been At Fault For Your Injuries?

Waterparks are commercial properties, and pools are also privately owned (usually by individuals or businesses). Accidents that occur at these facilities are typically litigated as premises liability cases (litigation alleging property owner negligence).

When accidents, injuries and deaths occur on the lake, the possibilities are a bit broader. It will depend on where the accident occurred, who was involved and what the cause of the accident was. For instance, if your boat was struck by another boat, it could have been the result of operator error or alcohol impairment. However, it also could have been due to a defect with the boat that suggests a design or manufacturing issue.

Contact Us To Discuss Your Legal Options After A Water Accident

If you’ve been injured while swimming or boating due to someone else’s negligence, it is important to understand your legal options. To discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys in a free initial consultation, contact Atnip & Associates, PLLC, in Rochester by calling 248-383-5949. You can also fill out our online contact form.

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