Prevent Damaging Lawsuits With an Aquatics Expert Witness  

by Pool Builders on 07-22-2012 in Articles

Perhaps the most important role of an aquatics expert witness can best be understood through the words €aquatic safety management.€ To put it simply, an aquatics specialist is in charge of the overall safety of key personnel and guests in an aquatic facility. It can be noted that many companies and individuals are slapped with multi-million dollar lawsuits due to negligence that often results to different kinds of injuries and sometimes death. Some of the most common injuries include spinal cord injury from diving, trauma, and drowning. So to make sure that all these injuries are prevented (and thus lawsuits), hiring an aquatic professional who can ensure that your facility is in compliance with safety rules is a must.

Roles of an Aquatics Expert Witness

But aside from safety management, an aquatic expert witness has other equally important roles. Among them are the following.

1. Aquatics specialist are well-versed on all aquatic standards of care. Because of this, they are summoned in court to review discovery materials and offer thorough analysis of applicable aquatic standards of care before trial to allow one to assess accurately the merits of their case. They can, therefore, help one to win their case since they are able to assess carefully all that was involved.

2. They visit the site of the incident and do a thorough on-site investigation to gain a deeper understanding of the unique nature of that facility. This is necessary for winning a case.

3. They do legal orientation. They brief the court on the applicable aquatic standards of care and how they can apply them to be successful.

4. They analyze the case in order to come up with the strengths and weaknesses that can be experienced. They come up with the possible attacks that can be applied by the opposing team.

5. They provide a testimony professionally according to the laws.

6. Apart from the above mentioned roles, aquatics expert witnesses also deal with: poorly marked water depth, water park injuries, swimming pools, SCUBA diving, and resorts, lifeguard training, jet ski injuries, equipment operation, hot tubs, disease transmission diving/spinal cord injuries, and chemical handling.

7. In addition, there is a group of experts called aquatic safety research group whose main role is to ensure safety in aquatic facilities such as swimming pools. They try to minimize drowning and disability by conducting researches and educating people on how to avoid that. They offer education on issues and concerns regarding to aquatic risk management, pool management, and lifeguarding. They do this through lectures and presentations on relevant topics through publications, books, and tapes or DVDs.

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