Common Swimming Pool Injuries

The winter months can be so long and sometimes no fun at all. When the warm spring and summer months come around, there is nothing more exciting than enjoying a day out at the swimming pool. As fun as it may be, the swimming pool can also pose a threat to those around it. Injuries can be very life-threatening and even lead to death. Much like any other personal injury case, if there is any sort of negligence on the swimming pools owner behalf that leads to injuries you should speak with a personal injury attorney. There may be some compensation available for damages to the individual who suffers, or their family members. Most personal injury attorneys offer free consultations contact an attorney as soon as possible to see what options may be available for you.

There are several things that can lead to a swimming pool injury or death, and often times although you may think it is your fault and you do not have a claim, you just may. The premise owner may be responsible for any medical expenses incurred due to the injury, any loss of income acquired due to missing work as a result of the injury, or any pain and suffering you may become victim to.

There are a few things that usually lead to injuries at the swimming pool due to the negligence of the business and their conduct. When these things occur, you may be entitled to compensation.

Some examples are:

  • Failing equipment that is accessible to a pool goer, such as a diving board or handrail.
  • Trash or other debris at the pool grounds.
  • Lack of signs with rules or pool guidelines.
  • Depths of the pools not being marked correctly.
  • Lifeguards not on the scene when they should be.
  • Surfaces are more slippery than should be.

There are a few other things that can lead to injury or death at the expense of the pool or property owner, but these are the most common. If you or someone you know has come to suffer from injuries sustained at a swimming pool due to negligence on a property owner’s part, speak with a skilled personal injury attorney, like a Dekalb County attorney,  as soon as possible to see what options may be available for compensation regarding the damages. The money may not take the pain away but it can assist in making your life return to as close to normal as possible.