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A swimming pool is a place of play, a haven for family fun and carefree afternoons. However, this source of entertainment and exercise can quickly become a serious hazard if not properly taken care of.
There are countless hazards around a pool that, unfortunately, often go ignored by property owners. Statistics show that swimming pools are about 14 times more likely than motor vehicles to cause the death of children age four and under, and are a top cause of young child hospitalizations. If someone in your family has been injured in a swimming pool accident, the compassionate and caring attorneys at Chávez Law Group can help you file a lawsuit against the homeowner, business owner, or manufacturer responsible for the harm.
How Swimming Pool Accidents Happen
Ladders, pool borders, concrete walkways, and other aspects of the pool environment may pose an unseen threat for children who are running and playing. Below-ground swimming pools are especially dangerous for small children, but drownings and accidents can happen in any size pool. A large body of water can become a nightmare for little ones who either don’t know how to swim or lack the endurance to stay afloat for very long.
All kinds of injuries can happen around a swimming pool, including brain and spinal cord injury, near-drownings causing brain damage due to lack of oxygen to the brain, slip and fall accidents resulting in broken bones or head trauma, and other terrible consequences. Many children who become victims of swimming pool accidents will require long-term or even lifetime care. A few of the situations that can lead to injury include:
- Ineffective locks or fencing to prevent trespassing
- Failure to provide proper warning signs, for shallow water and other potential hazards
- Faulty, unstable, or improperly placed diving boards or ladders
- Inadequate staffing of lifeguards, or inexperienced lifeguards
- Leaving children unattended
- Failure to cover unused pools
- Pools that are filled too high
Filing a Swimming Pool Accident Case
Remember, the pool owner may have been ignoring his or her duty to provide safe premises, which may have directly resulted in your family member’s injuries. Trust the experienced, highly skilled personal injury lawyers at Chávez Law Group to protect your legal rights and seek out the compensation your family deserves.
Whether the accident happened on private or public property, you should sit down with an experienced swimming pool accident attorney and discuss your rights. Our goal is to help you recover financial losses resulting from the accident, getting you the funds you need to cover all costs associated with the injury. Please contact our personal injury team today for unparalleled service and expert legal guidance.