$10,250,000 VERDICT IN SWIMMING POOL ACCIDENT
Richard dove from a wooden deck into a backyard, aboveground swimming pool, not understanding its shallow depth. He struck his head on the bottom and was paralyzed. Raynes & Lawn sued the manufacturer of the pool liner on Richard’s behalf, because the liner had neither adequate depth markers nor warnings against diving. At trial, Roy DeCaro convinced a federal jury to return a $10,250,000 verdict in favor of our client. In response to the verdict, swimming pool manufacturers improved their warnings about the dangers of diving into these pools.