Every year, a sizable portion of personal injury cases involve accidents that occur in or in relation to a bathroom shower. These kinds of cases can vary in terms of the injuries involved. Some common shower accident and injuries can include:
- Slip and fall injuries;
- Injuries involving electrocution;
- Burn or scald injuries;
- Lacerations, strains, or broken bone injuries (usually resulting from a fall);
- Injuries involving chemicals or other toxic materials; and/or
- Concussion or other head injuries.
Shower accidents commonly occur in places such as the home, hospitals and care facilities, public places such as swimming areas, gyms, and hotels.
Who can be Held Liable for a Shower Accident or Injury?
Shower accidents can involve different circumstances, and different parties might be held liable for an injury. In some cases, the manufacturer of a shower or shower product may be held liable for injuries that are caused by a defect. For instance, if a shower head model contains mold or other toxins, the manufacturer might be held liable for injuries under a product liability theory of law.
In other cases, accidents that occur in a place of business such as a gym can involve different issues in terms of liability. For instance the owner or operator of the gym may be held liable for a slip and fall injury claim if they failed to provide proper safety mechanisms in the gym showers, or if they failed to repair dangerous conditions.
What are the Legal Remedies for a Lawsuit Involving a Shower Accident?
Shower accidents can involve some serious injuries and may require legal action to remedy the situation. In such lawsuits, the remedy will likely be a compensatory damages award, which is issued to the injured person. The damages often cover losses like hospital bills, surgery costs (if needed), lost wages from missing work during recovery, and other costs.
In cases where several people have sustained a shower injury by similar causes, a class action can sometimes be filed.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with a Shower Accident Lawsuit?
Shower injuries can involve some complex laws and legal issues. You may need to hire a personal injury lawyer in your area if you need help with a legal claim. Your attorney can provide you with representation during the legal process.