Three of the most common pool accident injuries include bone fractures from slip and fall accidents, spinal cord injuries from diving accidents, and drownings.
If you suffered a serious injury in a swimming pool accident, the property owner or another party may be liable for your injuries due to negligence. You have the right to hire a swimming pool accident lawyer to help you seek compensation from a responsible party.
Bone Fractures From Slip and Falls at a Pool
A swimming pool deck can be just as dangerous as the pool itself. Wet surfaces would violate safety standards on many other premises, but they are unavoidable at swimming pools. Still, property owners have a responsibility to post clear safety warnings prohibiting guests from running.
They should also repair any damaged or hazardous surface on the pool deck that could increase the risk of a slip and fall accident.
Broken bones, including broken hips, legs, or arms, can occur after a fall at a swimming pool. Fractures can be costly to treat, potentially requiring surgery and rehabilitation.
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Spinal Cord and Brain Injuries From Diving Accidents at a Pool
According to the International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, spinal cord and brain injuries often result from diving accidents in swimming pools. Pool owners should place clear warning signs about the depth of each pool area. If a pool is too shallow to dive into headfirst, these warning signs must clearly prohibit diving.
Spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries can be difficult to treat, requiring surgeries and months or years of rehabilitation. In some cases, these injuries can lead to a permanent disability.
Swimming Pool Drownings
The worst-case scenario of a pool injury involves accidental drowning incidents. According to StatPearls, drowning accounts for the highest number of accident-related deaths for children across the county, often due to lack of supervision. When children are left unsupervised at a swimming pool, a tragic accident can easily happen in the blink of an eye.
Defective pool equipment may also be to blame for drownings. For example, a child may swim down into the deep end and get their fingers stuck in a drain, leaving them unable to swim back to the surface. Safety equipment, such as personal floatation devices, may also fail. In this case, a negligent manufacturer may bear liability.
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Compensation You Can Seek After a Swimming Pool Accident
If you or your child was involved in a swimming pool accident caused by negligence, you can seek various damages. A personal injury lawyer can assess your case and calculate your losses to ensure you seek fair compensation.
A swimming pool accident attorney from our team at Kaine Law can gather your medical records, wage statements, and expert witness testimony to support your case. We may seek awards for:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Scarring and disfigurement
- In-home aid
- Medical devices
A lawyer can also field settlement offers to prevent you from accepting one that would not fairly compensate you. Remember, once you accept an offer, you must sign an agreement waiving your right to take further legal action.
Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost a loved one due to a swimming pool accident, a wrongful death lawyer can help you seek justice and compensation. Through a lawsuit or insurance claim, they can help you seek awards for:
- Your loved one’s funeral expenses, including cremation or burial services
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering
- Loss of income for the contributions your loved one made to the household
- Loss of consortium for the companionship they provided
We know no amount of compensation can bring back your family member. Still, you shouldn’t have to struggle financially after they’re gone. You deserve to grieve in peace; a lawyer can handle the legal process while you honor the memory of your loved one.
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How a Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer Can Help You
When you are recovering from severe injuries, you do not want to deal with completing mountains of paperwork or communicating with insurance adjusters. These are tasks a swimming pool accident attorney can take on for you.
Kaine Law can:
- Investigate your case
- Gather evidence of negligence
- File your personal injury claim or lawsuit
- Negotiate for a fair settlement
- Represent you in a trial, if necessary
On top of taking care of every aspect of the legal process, our legal team can also keep you updated along the way. You can call, text, or email us with questions or concerns.
You deserve client-focused legal services, and that means giving your case a certain attention to detail. No two swimming pool accident cases are exactly the same, so you will want your lawyer to tailor a legal strategy to suit your unique situation.
You Have a Deadline to File a Lawsuit for a Swimming Pool Accident in Georgia
According to O.C.G.A § 9-3-33, you generally only have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia. This does not leave your swimming pool accident attorney much time to build a case and negotiate with insurers. The sooner we can get started on your case, the better we can protect your right to take legal action against a liable party.
Once you hire our personal injury law firm, we can start working on your case immediately. We won’t even charge you upfront. We can take your case on contingency instead, meaning we will only take a percentage of your potential compensation.
Contact Kaine Law for Help With a Swimming Pool Accident
You deserve to rest and focus on your health. Our lawyers can handle the rest. Contact us at Kaine Law today for a free, no-obligation consultation.