Swimming Pool Accidents
When many people want to get relief from the Florida heat, they head to the swimming pool. Whether you go to a public or privately-owned pool, it is important to remember that swimming pool accidents can result in serious – or fatal – injuries. Unintentional drowning is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., and near-drowning accidents can leave victims with permanent brain damage. Pool accidents can also involve tripping and falling, which can result in a wide range of traumatic injuries.
Companies or individuals who own pools can beheld liable for accidents and injuries that happen due to the owner’s negligence. Negligent pools owners might:
- Not have proper barriers and locks around the pool area
- Fail to provide proper signs and warnings
- Not maintain the diving board
- Leave debris and objects on the pool deck
- Not have drain covers in compliance with the law
Any of the above – and more – can result in pool accidents that can change a victim’s life forever.
If someone is injured in a swimming pool accident, they can file an insurance claim against the pool owner to seek a financial settlement for their medical costs and other losses. If someone tragically dies in a swimming pool accident, close family members might have the right to file a claim for wrongful death.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer in Casselberry, Florida for Help
A trip to the swimming pool should not end in an accident because of hazards in the pool area. If it does, you need the right legal representation to ensure that you receive the full amount of compensation that you deserve for your losses. The law firm of Quattrochi & Torres helps injury victims and families who lost a loved one recover, so please call 407.452.4918 or contact us online to learn how a Casselberry personal injury attorney can assist you.