Over 3,000 people die in drowning accidents each year in the U.S., according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics. For every person who died as a result of accidental drowning, thousands more were injured as a result of a submersion accident. One of the most common causes of accidental drownings and submersion injuries is swimming pool accidents.
Your Right to Compensation in a Premises Liability Claim
Property owners, including home owners and commercial property owners, have a duty to reasonably supervise, maintain and operate their property in a manner that protects the public from unnecessary risk of harm. In the case of swimming pool owners, this includes taking appropriate measures to prevent adults and children from sustaining serious or potentially fatal injuries as a result of drowning or submersion accidents.
Serious injuries resulting from swimming pool accidents include brain damage that is sustained when an individual is submerged in water and deprived of oxygen.
Property owners who are negligent may be responsible to pay damages to accident victims. Claims arising from a property owner’s negligence are referred to as premises liability claims, a type of personal injury claim. Our attorneys carefully review the cause of swimming pool accidents to determine if the swimming pool owner was negligent:
- Did the owner erect a fence or barrier around the pool to prevent children from accessing the pool while unsupervised?
- Did the owner fail to notice that a fence latch was broken?
- Did a hotel, apartment complex or other commercial property owner fail to take proper precautions to prevent swimming pool accidents?
- Did a homeowner give young children unsupervised access to their pool?
If you believe that the negligence of a property owner may have contributed to the injuries you or a loved one has sustained in a swimming pool accident, contact our attorneys immediately to protect your rights.
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Since swimming pool accidents may cause serious or fatal injuries, it is essential that accident victims obtain the highly qualified counsel they require. Our attorneys have the skills, experience and commitment to ensure that you receive the dedicated representation you deserve.