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Man Awarded $4 Million in Pool Accident Case

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Tyler Kirchoff5 years ago

An Illinois man has been awarded $4 million after a swimming pool accident left him with cervical fractures that resulted in incomplete quadriplegia.

Details of the Swimming Pool Accident

  • The pool had a non-standard design- it was shallow at both ends and deep in the middle.
  • There were no warnings posted around the pool or any depth indicators to show that the pool was shallow in the middle.
  • The plaintiff dove into what he thought was the deep end of the pool, and hit the bottom.
  • He suffered cervical fractures causing him to lose most motor function in his arm and legs.
  • The 22-year-old filed a lawsuit alleging that the pool was defectively designed and installed.

Jury Awards Millions in Damages

  • The jury awarded the man a total of $8.1 million for his injuries.
  • The pool’s designer and installer was found 50% liable for the accident; the remaining 50% responsibility went to the plaintiff.
  • The plaintiff's partial liability resulted in the total award being reduced to $4,051,200.
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