Other Injuries

Swimming Pool Accidents And Injuries
When a property owner is negligent in maintaining or monitoring a swimming pool you may have an injury claim. Examples of swimming pool injuries are drowning, brain injury from near drowning or from head trauma, spine injuries and neck injuries. Other causes of swimming pool injuries include improper maintenance, defective equipment including the drainage area and lack of safeguards and fences to keep young children from entering the pool area and falling into the pool. Improper storage and mixing of pool chemicals can result in chemical burns and waterborne illnesses.
“Attractive Nuisance” Law
An attractive nuisance is a man-made condition on a property that is hazardous. The property owner could be held negligent if a child is “attracted” to it and injured. Property owners have a responsibility to reasonably safeguard their property. Swimming pools and other man-made bodies of water or fountains without safeguards including the proper fencing and locked gates pose a hazard for children. Other examples of attractive nuisances include dangerous equipment that is not secured such as old vehicles or refrigerators that could trap a child.
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According to the National Floor Safety Institute medical costs and compensation for slip and fall injuries amount to $70 billion annually. In the Trucking Industry slip and falls are a leading cause of injury.

Premises Liability
Swimming pool injuries due to negligence of the property owner are an example of premises liability. Other examples of premises liability when the property owner is negligent are:
  • Dog Bites and Dog Attacks
  • Other animal or Pet attacks
  • Slip and Fall Injuries
  • Improper Lighting
  • Deck and Porch Defects
  • Broken Stair Railings
  • Defects in walkways
  • Uneven Steps
  • Merchandise or Signs Falling
All Injuries Should Be Taken Seriously
Traumatic brain injuries are one of the most serious injuries and are often the result of falls while you are on the job or at an event and could be the result of there being a defective or improperly maintained walk area. Traumatic brain injuries can result from motor vehicle accidents and can be especially severe when caused by a motor vehicle/pedestrian accident. Head injuries can be caused by a dog attack when you are knocked over onto a hard surface. Serious head trauma could occur when an object falls onto you either directly hitting your head or causing you to crash to the ground hitting your head. Traumatic brain injuries can also occur when you or your child is an invited guest at your neighbor’s or friend’s swimming pool and could be a case if the property owner was negligent. Burn injuries are another serious injury which also can occur while you are on the job or in a car accident or even at a restaurant. All injuries due to someone else’s negligence should be taken seriously and Attorney Shute is on your side, using years of experience to fight your case against a negligent property owner or motor vehicle operator.
Burn Injuries
According to the American Burn Association, about 500,000 burns per year require medical treatment. Causes of burn injuries are contact with fire, steam, chemicals, electrical sources, radiation, fireworks, and gas and oxygen-spark explosions. Scalding is serious burn injury from hot water, older-style steam heating and products like oil-filled heaters. Recovering from burns can take many months or years. These injuries are serious with complications such as infection. They can require extensive rehabilitation, plastic surgery, and mental health counseling, resulting in large medical bills. Attorney Shute understands the pain, emotional harm and financial cost you or a loved one are enduring. The seriousness of these injuries deserves an experienced personal injury attorney who has the skill and detailed knowledge to pursue full and fair financial compensation for you.
Burn Injury Negligence
Negligence is the failure of a person or company to use reasonable care and judgment and can involve both actions and inactions that result in injury. Thermal heat burns from scalding hot liquids can destroy skin cells and tissue. Contact burns result from hot solids and flame burns of course, result from fire. Burn severity is determined by temperature and time of exposure. There are four degrees of burns. They can occur because of an auto accident, in the workplace, at a construction site, in a factory, laboratory or in a restaurant, just to name a few places.
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Four Degrees of Burn Injuries
  • First-degree burns – These burns involve only the outer layer of skin called the epidermis. They cause redness and pain.
  • Second-degree burns – These burns involve the epidermis and a second layer of skin called the dermis. They cause swelling and red, white, or splotchy skin. Blisters develop and these burns can be severe and quite painful. Scarring and infection can occur.
  • Third-degree burns – These burns extend beyond the dermis into the fat layer underneath the skin. Burns appear black, brown, or white. The skin can have a leathery appearance. Amputation may be necessary. Infection, scarring and loss of function can occur. Third degree burns can destroy nerves and cause numbness. Contracture or hardening of muscle, tendons and joints can occur. Loss of function is common.
  • Fourth-degree burns – These burns extend beyond the fat layer into the subcutaneous tissue and can affect muscle, tendons, nerve, and bone. They appear black and require excision. As with third-degree burns, amputation may be necessary. Permanent loss of function occurs with fourth-degree burns. These burns often result in death.
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D. Boone, Springfield
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E.C., Greenfield
E.C., Greenfield
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