It is unfortunate when a swimming pool accident occurs because an injury or loss of a loved one can be heartbreaking. Children are most commonly associated with swimming pool accidents and many can be avoided with proper supervision. Pool injuries vary but those that are most troubling involve accidents that cause brain injuries and drowning. If you or a loved one has sustained an injury from a swimming pool accident it is important to understand your legal options. In some cases the owner of the pool may be responsible.
Scott Distasio can offer you a free initial case evaluation to discuss your particular case and what he can do to assist you. Depending on the case, it may be a negligent lifeguard, property owner or daycare facility that can be held responsible for your accident. By investigating your particular case and establishing the cause of the accident, Attorney Distasio can work to prove that the negligent party should be held liable.
Swimming Pool Accidents and Premises Liability Claims
Pool owners and many property owners are responsible for the safety and well-being of the patrons using their pool facilities. Pool drownings are common for young children and adults with health problems because owners have neglected their responsibility to ensure safety on the premises. In situations like this, a wrongful death claim may arise if there is sufficient evidence to suggest that the owner or operator of the pool facility was at fault for not ensuring sufficient safety or disregarded the necessary safety measures needed.
Swimming pool accidents are typically caused by the following:
- Lack of life preserver on premises
- Slip and fall hazards
- No sign of lifeguard on duty
- Low water levels
- Electrocution as a result of water interacting with a conduit
- Pool components that are broken or damaged
- Improper warning or caution signs
- Broken glass surrounding or in the pool
Swimming pool accidents are usually categorized as premises liability because they occur at a public pool, gym, hotel, or friend’s house. It is up to the property owner to ensure that they’re pool is safe and free of hazardous conditions.
Whether the injury is minor or severe Distasio Law Firm understands how difficult it is to deal with a swimming pool accident. We take pride in providing you with the legal assistance you need so you can focus on recovery or spending time with loved ones. Contact Distasio Law Firm today regarding your swimming pool accident.