Pool Accidents Law Firm in Washington DC and Maryland

Swimming pools make most people think of vacations, hotels and good times with friends and family. If you are lucky to have one in your own backyard, then pools make you think of the best summer afternoons and cookouts. If you are a homeowner with a pool, then you know pools have many parts that require maintenance and regular cleaning.  Hotel pools and pools located in public parks are used extensively and require constant care in order to keep up with proper maintenance.

The District of Columbia operates many public pools in various parks located throughout the city. The State of Maryland also maintains pools in public recreation areas. There are countless pools in the hundreds of hotels and apartment buildings throughout the metro area. Some pools are located on rooftops and afford panoramic views of the city. Other pools are located indoors and heated and are used every day of the year. All of these pools require frequent and extensive maintenance.

When pool parts, including pumps, motors and gears are not properly maintained, accidents happen. These pool accidents could have devastating consequences. If you suffered an accident and you believe it is someone else’s fault, call us for a free evaluation.

We will closely examine all the evidence and let you know whether you can pursue a personal injury case. If you can, you will have an aggressive litigator on your side and direct communication with your attorney.

We have the experience of going up against large insurance companies and government agencies in order to help put your life back together following an accident. Contact us for a full investigation of your case in order to determine whether negligence was the cause of your injury. If there was negligence, we will find the evidence. And if you suffered a serious injury, you could be entitled to compensation for lost wages, future wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims

There is a time limit for initiating a personal injury lawsuit. In Washington, D.C. and Maryland you have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim.  Wrongful death matters are treated differently in the District of Columbia where the time limit is two years. In Maryland, there is a three-year limitation on wrongful death cases.

These types of cases require extensive investigation including attempting to determine prior accident history, maintenance records, ownership and control documentation and prior complaints. So it is very important to move quickly if we are to pursue a cause of action against the responsible party. If you wait too long, you may be unable to file suit. 

When you reach out to us, your personal injury attorney will thoroughly analyze your case and conduct a full investigation to determine what went wrong. 

Contact us for a free initial consultation.


We work on a contingency basis which means that you will not pay us anything for our services unless we are successful in resolving your case. In the case of a favorable outcome, our fee is a percentage of the total amount recovered.  If we are not able to obtain a favorable outcome, then you owe us nothing for our time or expenses.


You may have suffered a pool accident injury on government property, such as a District of Columbia recreation center.

If you suffered serious injuries on District of Columbia government property, then you must act quickly and contact a lawyer. 

You only have 6 months to file a claim with the District of Columbia Government before filing a lawsuit in court. Please contact us for more information about your case so that we may determine the best course of action.


Please contact us for more information about your case so that we may determine the best course of action.

You can count on our total dedication to you. We rely on the best experts to help us evaluate your case. With our firm on your side, you will have an attorney directly available to you.  Contact us at 202-330-6290 or info@serranolegal.com for a free initial consultation if you suffered a serious injury.