Have you or a loved one been injured in an accident while visiting a Norcross, Georgia, swimming pool? Are these injuries’ financial tolls creating hardship, financial difficulty, and mental anguish for you or your loved one? Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be able to demand compensation from the pool owner or operator. A Norcross swimming pool accident lawyer can fight for your right to recover damages.
Kaine Law has fought for Georgia accident victims for multiple decades in personal injury cases. We pride ourselves on our ability to represent victims with compassion after they have been hurt. Swimming pools are classified as an “attractive nuisance” under Georgia law. Anyone who owns or operates one has specific legal responsibilities to the public. We can help you hold them accountable for failing to live up to them.
Swimming Pool Accidents are Premises Liability Cases
A trip to the swimming pool should be a day of fun and relaxation for everyone. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. In reality, swimming pools can be incredibly dangerous to anyone using them. Georgia views swimming pool accidents as premises liability cases. This means the pool’s owner or operator has a “duty of care” to anyone who visits or uses their pool.
This means that swimming pool owners must take certain precautions to minimize the chances of injury to the public or visitors to the pool. Examples of those precautions include:
- Constructing a fence around the pool
- Posting warning signs (e.g., “No diving in the shallow end,” Water Depth Markers, and “No running on the Deck”)
- Having other safety features like ladders in proper working order
If the owner or operator of the pool where you were injured did not take these precautions, we might be able to prove they violated their duty of care. If this violation of their duty of care led to your injuries, an attorney could collect damages on your behalf.
Other Negligent Parties in a Swimming Pool Accident
Although swimming pool owners have legal responsibilities to ensure safety at their pool, negligence is not the only potential cause of a swimming pool accident. In addition, swimming pools are often the site of horseplay, some of which can be dangerous.
For example, if someone pushed you off the pool deck and you hit your head on the side of the pool before falling in, whoever pushed you could be liable for your injuries. Other swimmers do not necessarily have the same duty of care as the pool owner, but they are expected to behave in a way that does not cause injury. Our lawyers will pursue all the negligent parties in your accident.
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How a Lawyer Can Help with Your Swimming Pool Accident Claim
An attorney can help you in several different ways. Perhaps most importantly, they could review the facts in your case to see if negligence played a role in your injuries. Part of that review includes:
- Interviewing witnesses to your swimming pool accident
- Inspecting the pool to ensure the owner followed Georgia’s swimming pool regulations
- Consulting with medical professionals to determine the extent and cause of your injuries
If we uncover evidence of negligence, the law allows us to demand damages on your behalf. Our swimming pool accident attorneys will fight to hold the negligent party accountable. We will attempt to negotiate a settlement, but if that fails, we will go to court and fight your case.
Do Pool Owners Have to Carry Accident Insurance?
Regardless of whether they have insurance, a private pool owner will bear responsibility for negligence or breaches of their duty of care that cause swimming pool accidents or injuries. That said, most private homeowners with swimming pools also have homeowners’ insurance. Therefore, we may be able to make a claim against this policy on your behalf.
If you were hurt in a private pool owned by an organization (e.g., homeowner’s association or other group ownership arrangement), we may be able to demand damages from them. Both HOAs and operators of private swimming pools (such as swimming clubs or amusement parks) must carry insurance that covers them in the case of negligence.
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Pursuing Damages in a Swimming Pool Accident Case
All the economic costs associated with treating your injury and recovering from it are considered economic damages. You can demand compensation for your economic damages. Some common examples of these include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Continuing post-accident care, such as physical therapy
It is also important to understand that money is not the only loss you might suffer in a swimming pool accident. Anytime you are injured, you will invariably experience pain and suffering because of your injuries. In addition, you may also experience mental trauma from the stress of not being able to work or lost quality of life if your injuries are permanent. Pain and suffering or mental trauma do not have a dollar value, but they are damages, nonetheless.
Georgia law recognizes them as non-economic damages, and you can also demand compensation. Although there is not necessarily a “bill” or hard dollar amount for non-economic damages, our swimming pool accident lawyers will rely on their experience to determine an appropriate demand for these damages. If you are a client, we will fight to recover the full measure of your economic and non-economic damages.
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Our Attorneys Work on a Contingency Basis
Our goal is to be expensive for the negligent party who caused your accident, not you. We are here to hold them financially accountable for negligence, not our clients. Therefore, if we take your case, we will do it on a contingency-fee basis. We will gather the evidence, make the demand and fight your case in court (if necessary) and you will not have any up-front costs.
You will not have any costs at all unless we win your case. If we do not win, you do not owe us anything. We only want you to worry about recovering from your injury.
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Talk to a Norcross Swimming Pool Accident Attorney for Free
Things may not be clear in the immediate aftermath of a swimming pool accident. You may not know how much your case is worth or if you have a case. You can get our legal opinion on all these questions in a free consultation with our firm.
Our Norcross swimming pool accident lawyers want to help you make the best decision about how to proceed for you and your family. If you eventually decide to let Kaine Law represent your case, it would be our privilege to fight for you.
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