Hot Tub Accident Attorneys
When Hot Tubs Aren't Safe, Innocent People Suffer. Arnold & Itkin Fights for the Answers They Deserve.
From 1990 to 2007, the number of hot tub injuries nationwide more than doubled, and now, an average of 17 children die in hot tubs every year. Some of the accidents that occur in hot tubs can be catastrophic; some of them are fatal. If you or a loved one were injured in a hot tub accident, it is vital to have an experienced attorney on your side who can help you get the financial relief you need.
The hot tub accident lawyers at Arnold & Itkin have helped thousands of injured people recover medical expenses, make back their lost wages, and secure their future. Our firm also helps families who’ve lost a loved one in a drowning accident hold at-fault parties accountable for their negligence. All told, we’ve recovered billions of dollars for our clients, helping them rebuild their lives.
If you or your loved one were injured in a hot tub accident, contact our nationwide hot tub accident lawyers today for a free consultation at (888) 493-1629!
Hot Tub Accident FAQ
What causes most hot tub injuries?
Hot tubs present varied hazards. They have slippery surfaces, heat, and water all in one place, which opens the door to injury in the presence of carelessness, negligence, or defective products. Slip and fall accidents are the most common cause of hot tub injuries (accounting for about half of injuries), followed by heat overexposure (accounting for about 10% of accidents), according to a study by the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. Near drowning occurred in about 2.5% of hot tub accidents.
What should I do after a hot tub accident?
Whether you were injured at a hot tub in your own home, at a spa, at a resort, or in a hotel, you should consider your right to financial compensation. The manufacturer of the hot tub could be accountable, or the owner of the property where it was located. By investigating the circumstances that led to the incident and your injuries, a competent legal team can determine who’s responsible. So, seek medical care, gather any evidence and documents that you can, and contact an attorney to discuss moving forward with a case against the person or company that’s responsible for what you’ve experienced.
Why are children the most frequent victims of hot tub accidents?
Young children have small bodies that do not tolerate heat as well as adults. Their smaller stature also means that they cannot stand easily in a hot tub. So, children are at a much higher risk of drowning or suffering heat-related injuries in hot tubs and spas. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, since 1990, nearly 90% of fatal hot tub accidents involved children under the age of 3. Children should be closely supervised and property owners should take care to ensure that children cannot reach unsafe areas like swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs on their own.
How to Determine Fault for a Hot Tub or Spa Accident
Hot tubs have similar dangers to swimming pools, so they can still cause drowning and near-drowning accidents. Excessively hot spas can cause burn injuries and contribute to overall harm. The steam and high temperatures of a hot tub also make them far more likely to harbor harmful or dangerous bacteria. Though largely safe for adults, children can still fall into hot tubs and drown if there’s no one supervising them. For that reason, it is vital for hot tub owners or spa managers to frequently monitor the conditions of their hot tubs.
If an owner or operator failed to maintain the hot tub, they can and should be held liable for their negligence. Some of the steps they should take include fencing the hot tub to prevent small children from entering without supervision, or failing to add warning signs about the dangers of the hot tub. Whether the hot tub or spa is owned by an apartment complex, homeowners association, country club, or hotel, our firm can help you hold the parties responsible for the injuries you sustained.
Call Our Nationwide Hot Tub Accident Lawyers at (888) 493-1629
If you or a loved one were injured in a hot tub accident, it is essential to act fast to get the compensation you deserve. Financial compensation may not return what you’ve lost, but it can help you rebuild your future and support your family. For that reason, our hot tub accident attorneys are dedicated to helping families and individuals nationwide with their hot tub accidents. We work tirelessly to hold negligent behavior accountable to make sure your accident doesn’t happen again. To learn your legal and financial options, speak with us in a free consultation.
Get dedicated and experienced legal representation. Call our nationwide hot tub accident attorneys today at (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation if you've suffered because of a drowning accident.