Aquatic Risk Management Group

Specializing in Aquatic Facility Training, Expert Investigating and Accidental Re-enactments
What we do
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About

Aquatics Risk Management was founded by Aquatics Expert Tom Ebro. Tom founded Aquatic Risk Management to evaluate facilities and operational safeguards to minimize risk for aquatic industries, included but not limited to equipment manufacturers, recreation, hospitality and entertainment. Under Tom Ebro, Aquatic Risk Management, oversaw over 60 cases per year and over 1,600 career cases. After 30 plus years in the industry, Tom Ebro retired and passed down his aquatics litigation resource practice to Aquatics experts Kenneth A. Soler and Victoria Giraldo. Together, and with the guidance of Tom Ebro, Aquatics Risk Management will continue to provide expertise in the aquatics field. Mr. Soler and Ms. Giraldo have over 40 years of combined Aquatics experience, ranging from water park and aquatic center management to recommending corrective action, casual elements, implementation of maintenance and safety training programs to improve water safety and minimize litigation and exposure.

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Our Services

Professional Services

  • Preliminary discovery review and case merit assessment
  • On-site aquatic accident investigation and causation reconstruction
  • Attorney orientation with relevant aquatic industry standards
  • Insight into probably opposing side aquatic theories and strategies
  • Hindcasting of aquatic accident behaviors and biomechanical scenarios
  • Equipment failure analysis and product performance testing
  • Safety auditing of aquatic facilities, employee performance and posted warnings
  • Courtroom exhibits, photo/video documentation, aquatic accident research and forensic re-enactments
  • Answering interrogatories, preparing expert affidavits and reports
  • Providing expert witness testimony at depositions and trials
  • Write edit, review and production of staff and facility manuals/handbooks

Aquatic Accident Analysis

  • Forensic reconstruction of aquatic accidents
  • Time/motion re-enactment at the surface and below
  • Specialized photography and video documentation
  • Measuring slip resistance on wet walking surfaces
  • Possesses familiarity with “how to get things done” in remote Caribbean islands

Aquatic Training

  • Aquatic Facility Operator Training
  • Water Safety Instructor Training
  • Lifeguard Instructor Training
  • Emergency action plans
  • Safety surveys of aquatic facility design, construction, maintenance and operation
  • Staff evaluation and training
  • Hazard foreseeability and warning signs
  • Legal compliance
  • Industry standards

Aquatic Human and Biomechanical Factors

  • Drowning accidents
  • Spinal cord injuries from diving into shallow water
  • Slips and falls
  • Suction entrapment accidents

Aquatic Product Liability

  • Aquatic environmental factors and forensic evidence gathering
  • Failure analysis and performance testing of aquatic products
  • Confirming misuses and hidden causal defects
  • Adequacy of warnings and instructions

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CASES INVESTIGATED BY ACCIDENT TYPE

We are trained professionals who utilize state-of-the-industry methods and testing equipment to uncover facts and applicable factors in aquatic accidents.

Pool and Waterfront Incidents / Accidents

* Waterslide and wave pool accidents
* Spinal injuries from diving into shallow water
* Suction entrapment against drain grates
* Slips and falls at aquatic facilities
* Pool and safety inadequacies
* Neglectful supervision of children
* Lifeguard or staff negligence
* Intoxication, alcohol or drugs
* In-flume injuries
* Horseplay
* Douche injuries on speed slide runouts
* Drownings and near drownings
* Excessive spa water temperature
* Head/ankle injury from striking splash-pool bottom
* Hidden underwater drop offs and obstacles
* Defective pool gate or enclosure
* Body and tube impacts in wave pools
* Chemical imbalance and lack of water clarity
* Collision with flume or flange
* Aquatic hypothermia and hyperthermia dangers




 

 

AQUATIC INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES FROM AQUATIC RISK MANAGEMENT GROUP

Big or small, we are ready to take on your investigative project. Our superb customer service and extensive experience provide for a perfect match. We even travel to any part of the world if needed!