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Are slip-and-fall injuries more common in the autumn months? 

While the crisp fall air and the changing colors of the scenery are typically indicative of a beautiful time of year in Connecticut, the change in seasons is not without certain risks.

During autumn, slip and fall accidents can become more common because of a wide variety of factors. Many are due to the changes in weather and the environment, and increased traffic plays a part as well. It is critical for property owners and managers to recognize these common hazards and help do their part to keep the premises safe for guests and patrons.

Slip and fall accidents during the autumn months are often caused by:

  • Increased Retail Presence — As Christmas nears, many establishments are going to see a more significant number of patrons. This also increases the likelihood of drinks being spilled or other accidents that lead to wet spot or slick floors in these stores. Such dangers become common causes of many slip and fall accidents.
  • Longer Nights — The further we get into autumn, the sooner the sun will begin to set. When it gets darker outside sooner, it simply becomes more difficult to spot certain dangers. Many slip and fall accidents involve people walking into objects or hazards that they could not see.
  • Unfavorable Weather — While autumn puts a little more bite in the air, it is also a time of year in which there can be some severe storms. Heavy rain can saturate sidewalks and roads, but heavy winds can also lead to tree branches being strewn on city streets. As winter nears, the ground may even freeze on some nights and slip and fall risk can be exceptionally high the following mornings.
  • Slippery Sidewalks and Roads — As mentioned above, a higher amount of rainfall in the autumn usually leads to a lot of wet walkways. Even when it has not recently rained, it is possible that moisture from leaves can remain on sidewalks even after being raked into a yard. Other objects touching the leaves can become similarly saturated.
  • Falling Objects — Again, this is the time of year when leaves and the tree branches themselves may fall. The branches can often land directly on sidewalks. Residents and other entities have an obligation to move these branches so as not to endanger pedestrians or visitors.

Most people who suffer injuries in slip and fall accidents will usually have property owners or their insurance companies immediately accuse them of being at fault for their injuries. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers understands that slip and fall accidents are usually the result of a property owner’s negligence, and we are here to help you take legal action to get the compensation and justice that you deserve.

Our firm can immediately negotiate with an insurer for a fair and full settlement, but we will not be afraid to file a lawsuit when the insurance company refuses to provide adequate compensation. You can have our lawyers review your case and discuss all of your legal options when you call (203) 397-1283 to receive a free consultation.


Halloween Safety Tips for Drivers

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Halloween is one of the top three days for pedestrian injuries and fatalities annually. Drunk driving is one of the most common causes, as 55 people were killed in drunk driving crashes on Halloween in 2015 and 168 drunk driving fatalities occurred on Halloween between 2012 and 2016.

All motorists should avoid driving after consuming alcoholic beverages on Halloween. Local law enforcement is not oblivious to the increased level of alcohol consumption at local bars and homes on Halloween and will be actively seeking to arrest people for drunk driving offenses.

Some of the other Halloween safety tips for drivers provided by NHTSA include:

  • Refrain from using handheld electronic devices. Most people are now aware of the increased dangers involved in using cell phones while driving. Despite the heightened awareness, some people cannot resist the temptation to respond to notifications as quickly as possible. Use of a smartphone or other electronic device is hazardous on Halloween because children are far more likely to appear in the paths of vehicles suddenly. When a driver is not fully invested in the task of driving, reactions can be delayed, and motorists may be unable to stop in time to avoid collisions.
  • Notify local law enforcement of any drunk driver or impaired pedestrian on the road. You should not hesitate to let police know when you think another motorist is operating under the influence. While authorities often cannot make arrests based on anonymous reports, they can still identify these vehicles and pull them over for independent infractions.
  • Be alert for pedestrians at night. Keep in mind that black is often the most popular color worn on Halloween. By nature, most pedestrians are going to be harder to see. Most pedestrians use sidewalks, but motorist should respect pedestrians who may be forced to walk in the street where there are no sidewalks.
  • Slow down in areas with pedestrians or limited sight distances. Keep your windshield clean. You should generally make sure that you adhere to posted speed limits in all residential neighborhoods. Also be mindful of pedestrians in other more crowded areas of busier urban environments, as many pedestrians are likely to be crossing streets in these areas.

If you suffered severe injuries or your loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident, you should act quickly to retain legal counsel. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers has recovered tens of millions of dollars for people injured in motor vehicle accidents as drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. Call (203) 397-1283 or fill out a contact form on our website to have our attorneys provide a complete evaluation of your case during a free consultation.


Lethal Limo: Next Legal Steps for Victims of Auto Accidents

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-Top CT Lawyer Offers Comprehensive Check List after Catastrophic Car Wreck –  

WHO?: Attorney Jonathan Perkins, one of Connecticut’s top accident and injury lawyers specializing in auto accidents.

WHAT?: Provides critical steps to take in the event of a collision caused by another driver or professional limo service in order to protect your rights and recovery. Victims’ actions after an accident can either help or significantly hurt their ability to recover damages. As a member of the New York Bar Association, Atty Perkins can comment on the legal ramifications of the recent and tragic crash that claimed 20 lives.

What to Do if You Are in a Car Accident:

  • Keep calm and move as far off the roadway as possible, but stay at the scene of the accident.
  • Warn oncoming traffic by activating your hazard warning lights and/or setting flares.
  • Never assume that a passing vehicle has called, always contact 911.
  • Exchange insurance information with the operator of the other vehicle(s) involved.
  • Exchange contact information, write down license plate numbers, and document as much as possible about the accident.
  • Take photographs, if possible, of the area where the accident took place as well as any damages to persons and property (including vehicle damage).
  • Collect information from any witnesses present.
  • Give the police a statement about the accident with details but refrain from attempting to argue a case.
  • Never admit responsibility for the accident to anyone present at the scene. This includes police officers, paramedics and any witnesses.
  • Do not speak with an insurance company prior to speaking with an attorney.
  • Wait for medical professionals to arrive on scene to assess any and all injuries.
  • Contact a Connecticut accident attorney to discuss potential legal options.

WHEN?: TODAY AND UPON REQUEST

WHERE?: By phone, in studio or at one Attorney Perkins’ five practice locations in Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, Waterbury or New London. Contact Alisa Picerno at (860) 217-0595 to schedule.

WHY?: While no driver is truly prepared to be involved in a traffic crash, it is absolutely essential for Connecticut residents to understand what to do after an accident. Those involved in a collision are often overwhelmed with the many stresses associated with the accident. Therefore, the better prepared and educated the driver, passenger or pedestrian is, the more likely that the aftermath will flow as smoothly as possible. As a respected and reputable attorney representing plaintiffs in all kinds of personal injury cases for over 30 years, Jonathan Perkins has collected hundreds of millions of dollars for his injured clients.

About Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is committed to fighting for clients who have suffered personal injuries. The firm has handled thousands of cases and Jonathan Perkins has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers represents clients in practice areas including auto accidents, product liability, dog bites, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, premises liability, slip and fall accidents, wrongful death, workers’ compensation injuries and Social Security claims. Se habla Español. For more information or to schedule a FREE consultation, visit www.800perkins.com or call 1-800-PERKINS.


Is toxic lead lurking in your couch?

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-CT LAW FIRM WARNS IMPORTED MATERIALS, TOYS & CANDY POSE LEAD POISONING THREAT –

(NEW LONDON, CT) – October 19, 2018– Like most children, the little girl played a lot on her living room couch from the time she was one until she was 4 years old. Her parents knew she would sometimes chew on the couch’s fabric. What they didn’t know was that lead was used during the curing and coloring of the material used on the couch imported from China, causing the girl to suffer from lead poisoning. Connecticut Attorney Jonathan Perkins successfully concluded a case for the family and is warning people of other little-known sources of the toxic metal during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in October.

“Many people may think if they don’t have peeling lead paint in their homes they have nothing to worry about, but the reality is lead exposure can come from unexpected sources, ” explained Attorney Perkins, founder of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, a top accident and injury law firm. “Because lead poisoning often occurs with no obvious symptoms, it frequently goes unrecognized for years.”

Therefore, when seeking damages for exposure to toxic substances caused by a manufacturer or landlord, Perkins said it’s important to have a full record of the condition as it progressed and an expert opinion on what caused the ailments. In lead poisoning cases, there are other factors to consider. The claim will be pursued differently for instance, if the lead poisoning happened as a result of a landlord not properly warning a tenant of old lead paint or where there were improper warnings on a product.

Children at higher risk for lead exposure are those who are poor, members of racial-ethnic minority groups, recent immigrants, those who live in older, improperly-maintained rental properties, or have parents who are exposed to lead at work.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately half a million U.S. children have blood lead levels high enough to harm their health. No safe blood lead level in children has been identified. Lead exposure damages the brain and nervous system, slows development and causes hearing, speech, learning and behavioral problems. In adults, it can damage the blood-forming, nervous, urinary, and reproductive. A simple blood test is the best way to test for lead poisoning.

In addition to consuming lead paint or breathing dust particles from the paint, parents should be aware of other sources:

  • Toys that are made in other countries or are antique can contain lead in the paint or plastic components.
  • Costume or toy jewelry made with lead and sold by retailers or in vending machines will not hurt your child to wear, but they can be exposed if they put them in their mouths or if they swallow small charms.
  • Water contamination from lead pipes within the home. Water testing is recommended.

With Halloween around the corner, Perkins notes that lead has even been found in some candies imported from Mexico. Certain candy ingredients such as chili powder and tamarind may be a source of lead, and it sometimes gets into the candy when processes such as drying, storing, and grinding the ingredients are done improperly. Also, lead has been found in the ink used on wrappers of some imported candies that may leach into the candy.

Toxic Metal Poisoning Prevention Tips:

While treatment is available for those diagnosed with lead poisoning, some simple precautions can help avoid it:

For Children:

  • Wash dust from hands, feet, toys and bottles after playtime, eating and before bedtime
  • Remove recalled toys and toy jewelry immediately from children. A list of recalled products can be found at cpsc.gov.
  • Fix peeling paint so that infants cannot put paint chips in their mouths.
  • Serve foods that have calcium, iron and vitamin C
  • Keep children out of renovation and building areas

For Adults:

  • Keep lead out of water by letting the tap run for one minute before drinking it
  • Use lead-free dishes
  • Renovate safely, especially in a home constructed before 1978.
  • Wash hands of dust before eating and sleeping
  • Keep dust to a minimum by mopping floors regularly and wiping window sills with a damp cloth

“While parents may follow all of these prevention steps, their homes or possessions may still be unknowingly tainted by lead,” said Perkins. “Although we cannot undo the damage of lead poisoning, we will use every resource available to ensure families receive appropriate compensation for medical expenses, loss of earnings or loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering.”

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers

Jonathan Perkins has been committed to fighting for clients who have suffered personal injuries for 30 years. The firm has handled thousands of cases and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers represents clients in practice areas including auto accidents, product liability, dog bites, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, premises liability, slip and fall accidents, wrongful death, workers’ compensation injuries and Social Security claims. Se habla Español. For more information or to schedule a FREE consultation, visit www.800perkins.com or call 1-800-PERKINS.


A New Lawyer in Your Corner

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– JONATHAN PERKINS INJURY LAWYERS HOSTS GRAND OPENING OF NEW LONDON LOCATION ON NOV. 1ST –

(NEW LONDON, CT) – October 19, 2018– Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, one of Connecticut’s top accident and injury law firms, has successfully protected the interests of clients across the state for more than 30 years. Now the respected practice is expanding to lend its legal expertise with the opening of its fifth location in New London County.

“Our team takes great pride in providing attentive service while aggressively fighting for the maximum compensation amount that our clients may be entitled to,” said company founder, Jonathan Perkins, Esq. “We look forward to helping people in another corner of the state.”

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers has become the gold standard for personal injury representation by recovering hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for their thousands of clients. The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven and Waterbury.

The public and members of the medical community are invited to join the grand opening celebration on Thursday, November 1 from 5 to 7 pm. Attendees can tour the new office at 164 Hempstead Street, meet the team, and learn about the practice’s many services. The official ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 5:30 pm in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Eastern Connecticut, as well as local business and political leaders. Hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and dessert will be served.

“Knowing what to do after sustaining a personal injury that was caused by another person or business can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be,” explained Perkins. “Our stellar team has the knowledge and resources to handle injury litigation so that people can concentrate on the most important thing – getting healthy and ‘back to normal’.”

Perkins explains that since most clients have never suffered a personal injury before and don’t know what to expect or how to manage their claim, the firm has created a unique case management system. A dedicated team regularly reminds clients to visit their doctors and keep records of all treatments, prescriptions, therapy sessions, and more. They go above and beyond the average attorney. For example, if clients do not have transportation to the hospital or doctor visit, they will arrange transportation to ensure that clients receive the care they need.

If a person or loved one has been wrongfully injured in an auto or motorcycle accident, through medical malpractice, a slip or fall, dog bite, nursing home abuse, lead poisoning, or a defective product, the compassionate and caring firm provides:

  • Free initial consultation
  • Flexible appointment schedule
  • Home visits for clients without transportation
  • Personal service through the Perkins’ case management system

Best of all, the first case evaluation is totally FREE and the firm operates under a contingency basis, which means that they do not get paid unless the client receives a settlement. They make sure clients are regularly contacted, informed, and reassured throughout the entire litigation process.

“Our injury lawyers are committed to honesty, persistence, responsiveness, and personal attention,” said Perkins. “Our goal is to achieve the financial results that you deserve. When it is time to resolve your case—whether in court or at the negotiation table—having the Power of Perkins on your side means the best outcome possible.”

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers

For more than 30 years, Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is committed to fighting for clients who have suffered personal injuries. The firm has handled thousands of cases and Jonathan Perkins has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers represents clients in practice areas including auto accidents, product liability, dog bites, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, premises liability, slip and fall accidents, wrongful death, workers’ compensation injuries and Social Security claims. Se habla Español. For more information or to schedule a FREE consultation, visit 800perkins.com or call 1-800-PERKINS.


Dooring accidents in Connecticut

Most cyclists who bike to work, school or for recreation are aware that a dooring accident could happen at any time on the busy streets in Connecticut. Drivers of passenger vehicles should watch for cyclists before opening their vehicle doors, but far too many people fail to do so, and serious injury accidents can occur.

In urban areas especially, dooring crashes are one of the most common types of bike crashes. According to data from Chicago (one of the only cities that tracks dooring crashes), dooring was a factor in one in five bike crashes. While forty states have dooring laws that place responsibility for dooring accidents on the person who opened the vehicle door, Connecticut is, unfortunately, one of ten states that do not have dooring laws in place to protect cyclists.

If you’ve been hurt in a dooring accident in Connecticut, you still have rights and legal options. While there is no state law that specifically requires vehicle occupants to watch for passing pedestrians, cars, and cyclists while opening the door, you could still take legal action if you were severely hurt in a dooring accident.

The best thing to do if you’ve been injured as a cyclist is to call an experienced bike accident attorney. Motorists are required to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and cyclists, so they could still be held liable if they fail to check their surroundings before opening the car door. While the person responsible (or, likely, their insurance company) may argue that you could have avoided the door, this argument is not always applicable. With a knowledgeable and skilled bike accident lawyer on your side, you could hold the person liable for your injuries. You could be owed compensation for medical bills (past and future), lost wages, and other damages.

Contact Us

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers represents cyclists throughout the state of Connecticut who have been harmed by the negligent actions of others. We’re here to make sure that justice is served, and that you don’t have to pay out of pocket for an accident that was not your fault. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation by calling us at (203) 397-1283, by filling out a contact form, or by chatting with us live today.


Boating Accidents and Intoxication

Most people understand the dangers that come with drinking and driving, from the legal consequences to serious or even fatal accidents. Public awareness of the risks and consequences of driving a car while intoxicated is high. Yet, many are willing to operate a boat after having a few drinks. However, boating while intoxicated is just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated, if not more so.

Boats can be dangerous. Even when traveling at moderate speeds, their weight and speed make them very dangerous if involved in an accident. They carry gasoline, which is flammable and volatile. They have no brakes or safety features like seatbelts. Furthermore, the open water lacks streetlights and lanes to travel in. Obstacles such as varying water depth, waves and wakes, underwater rocks, and other boats or swimmers must be avoided. Operating a boat is challenging and requires concentration, quick reactions, and awareness of your surroundings. If alcohol is added to this mix, accidents and death become much more likely.

Data published by the Coast Guard on boating and intoxication includes these troubling facts:

  • Alcohol is responsible for 16% of all boating fatalities
  • Alcohol is the leading contributing factor in recreational boating deaths. Alcohol is a major factor in as many as 50% of all recreational boating fatalities
  • Drunk boating is a criminal offense. Colloquially referred to as “boating under the influence” or BUI, in most jurisdictions, a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or greater is against the law
  • A BAC of 0.10 is associated with a ten-fold increase in the risk of death from a boating accident
  • According to the Boat U.S. Foundation, the “stressors” of the boating environment – including sun, wind, vibration, and motion – increase the effects of alcohol. This means that the operator has increased impairment at any given BAC.
  • Drinking a single beer on the water is the same as drinking three beers on land.

Just as driving under the influence is illegal and dangerous, so too is the operation of a boat while intoxicated. Drinking and operating a boat not only endangers the boating operator, but also his passengers as well as the people in other boats. Potential boating accidents include:

  • Collisions with other boats, objects, or land
  • Speeding too quickly across the wake of another boat and losing control
  • Hitting underwater objects
  • Passengers thrown from boats for any number of reasons

Despite the dire risks and consequences, many people continue to cause boating accidents and injuries due to being impaired, intoxicated, negligent, and reckless. Across the nation, boating accidents due to BUI have caused injuries such as:

  • Spinal injuries resulting in paralysis and disability
  • Bone fractures and limb loss
  • Lacerations of the skin, soft tissue and tendons
  • Facial lacerations requiring multiple plastic surgical interventions
  • Concussions, bleeds, and other brain injuries

Tragically, boating accidents often lead to death due to the presence of water and potential for drowning and brain damage. If you have lost a loved one in a drunk boating accident, you can hold the responsible party accountable.

Were You the Victim of a Drunk Boater? We Can Help.

If you or a loved one have been injured by a drunk boater, it is important to contact a boating accident attorney as soon as possible. You need an attorney with specific experience with drunk boating accidents who will defend your rights and recover the compensation that you deserve. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers has years of experience holding drunk boaters accountable for their reckless actions, and we can do the same in your case. Contact us at (203) 397-1283 or fill out a contact form to schedule a consultation with us today.


School Bus Accidents: How do they Happen?

Recently, in a review of school bus safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), concluded that school buses are the safest vehicles on the road, safer even than driving your child to school in your car. Unfortunately, accidents can and do still happen, and as a parent, you have the right to take action to protect your child, secure fair and just compensation, and hold the parties responsible accountable for what happened.

While the thought of your child being injured on the way to or from school is unthinkable, it can happen. Some common school bus claims include:

  • Children being hit by buses
  • Collisions between buses and other vehicles
  • Drivers causing accidents while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Children dropped off at the wrong bus stop
  • Drivers failing to check for occupants at the end of a bus route
  • Failure on the part of transportation companies to properly screen drivers
  • Failure to train drivers
  • Failure to inspect or maintain buses
  • Failure on the part of the school district to protect students from harm

In the event of a catastrophic accident, error in judgment, or intentional act that harms your child, you have the right to take legal action. The goal of this is two-fold: to protect your child and to prevent incidents like these from happening to other children. The most important step you can take is to call an experienced school bus accident attorney to discuss your rights and legal options right away.

How We Can Help

The team at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers have the experience, skill, and resources you need on your side if your child has been hurt in a school bus accident. We are committed to aggressively representing our clients and working tirelessly to get the best outcome possible for your case. We understand that when it comes to your children, there is absolutely no excuse for reckless, careless, or negligent behavior from those who you trusted to care for them, so we’ll fight to make sure that justice is served. Call us at (203) 397-1283 or fill out a contact form to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with an experienced member of our team today.


Dog Bites Increase in the Summer: Who is Liable?

Dog Bites Increase in the Summer: Who is Liable?

During the warm summer months, children are out of school, and more people are outside at parks, playgrounds, neighborhoods, and other public spaces. It is no wonder that researchers and public health officials have noted an increase in reported cases of dog bites during the summer months, likely due to the increased chance of encountering an aggressive dog. So who is liable if a dog bites you or someone you love?

Generally speaking, the dog’s owner is liable for the injuries caused by the dog. Connecticut law provides that the owner(s) of the dog will be held accountable under a “no-fault” theory. The essence of this theory is that it does not require the victim to prove that the dog’s owner knew that the dog was vicious or the owner was otherwise negligent. The simple fact that the dog inflicted injury is sufficient to win the case. The question of fault is taken out of the equation. On the other hand, this theory will fail if the injured party was trespassing (entering onto the land of another) or committing a crime. The law usually requires that this trespass exception must be a bit more than simple trespass. It should also include some level of provocation of the animal like cornering it, teasing it, or taunting the animal (unless the victim is a child under the age of seven).

In Connecticut, a second theory of liability is that the dog owner was negligent. For example, the defendant may have known that his dog was vicious and failed to take precautions in response to the dangers posed by the dog. Perhaps the dog owner was aware of previous aggression, which may have been a previous attack. These constitute general negligence, and the owner is liable for damages.

Are You the Victim of a Dog Bite? We Can Help

Dog bite injuries can be devastating, leaving permanent physical and psychological scars. If you have been a victim of a dog attack, you should know your rights and determine if the owner of the dog is responsible for your injuries. You may be able to recover compensation for your injuries, expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages.

The Connecticut dog bite attorneys of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers are ready to help you if you’ve been suffered injury from a dog. We understand the life-changing consequences that a dog bite can have on your life. We are ready to fight for you to protect your rights and livelihood. Contact us at 1-800-PERKINS to schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation with us today.


The Dangers of Inflatable Pools

Although they are very popular among families across the U.S., inflatable pools can pose life-threatening dangers. These products are often poorly made, structurally unsound, or have design flaws, primarily due to cost constraints. The result is often a poor design that lacks essential safety features. When an inflatable pool collapses or fails in any way, people (and often children) may suffer serious injuries.

Commonly Reported Inflatable Pool Defects

Given their low cost, inflatable pools are designed with various defects.

  • Inflatable pools are made of a flexible PVC plastic lining, which requires multiple chemical additives during the manufacturing process. These additives are what provide flexibility, heat and sunlight stability. Perfectly safe materials are available but raise the cost slightly. Instead, manufacturers opt for the cheaper materials. The problem is that the cheaper formula is well known to be cancer causing. Children are exposed – either by direct contact or by inhaling these cancer-causing chemicals. The manufacturer could easily have chosen a safe material for a few more cents, but most often will opt for the less expensive material.
  • The PVC lining itself is typically thin, flimsy and inadequately reinforced to support the stress of thousands of gallons of water. The pool can be structurally unstable and prone to collapse, trapping an unsuspecting child under water. This is particularly so when the pool is erected on a surface that is not level.
  • Inflatable pools are typically lacking in adequate filtration. Many have no filtration at all. This leads to the real threat of a child contracting a water-borne infectious disease. Severe illness and even death can result from exposure to dangerous pathogens.
  • More recently there have been numerous lawsuits based on poorly designed inflatable slide ladders that were sold as part of certain inflatable pools. There have been multiple deaths recorded.

There are many other design defects associated with inflatable pools, and this list is not exhaustive. If a design defect with an inflatable pool caused you harm, you have the right to take legal action to protect yourself and your loved ones and get the justice you are owed.

Inadequate warnings

Another way in which a product is deemed defective is if it has insufficient warnings and instructions. It is encumbered upon the manufacturer to provide reasonable warnings, particularly for risks that are foreseeable. Proper warnings are inexpensive, and therefore it is inexcusable when they are lacking. Examples of inadequate safety labeling include warnings for appropriate use, sanitation, surrounding fencing or safety covering.

Contact Us

If a defective inflatable pool hurt you or someone you love, make sure to contact an attorney right away. The team at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers may be able to recover damages not just from the manufacturer, but from any party that may be involved in the product’s chain of distribution, such as the retailer and wholesaler. We will fight to get you all that you deserve.

You need an attorney who is experienced in litigating product liability cases such as defectively designed inflatable pools, and we are prepared to help you. Contact us at (203) 397-1283 or fill out a contact form to schedule a consultation with us today.