Swimming Pool Injury
Swimming pools are refreshing and fun, and help make the Georgia heat bearable. But swimming pools can also be dangerous. Thousands of drowning incidents are reported each year in the United States, and one in four of those are children under the age of 14. Many of these accidents are preventable through increased supervision, better safety precautions, or appropriate warning signs. Owners of swimming pools – whether they be private and municipal - have an obligation to protect guests from drowning or becoming injured.
Swimming pool injuries can be painful and severe. Submersion and loss of oxygen can result in traumatic brain injuries and other long-term disabilities. Diving into pools also poses risks, and can lead to head trauma, paralysis, spinal cord injuries, and other serious injuries. Negligence that can lead to these devastating but preventable injuries may include:
- Negligent supervision, poorly trained staff, or lack of lifeguards
- Lack of pool-depth and/or ”no diving” indicators
- Lack of posted safety rules
- Defective pool ladders
- Defective pool safety fences and covers
- Lack of lifesaving equipment
- Broken pool surfaces
- Defective pool equipment
The Marietta injury and wrongful death lawyers at The Persons Firm are familiar with the serious injuries that occur during catastrophic swimming accidents. We can guide you through the complicated Georgia laws regarding swimming pools, and fight for fair compensation for you or your loved one.
The Persons Firm represents swimming pool injury clients on a contingent fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless there is a recovery. To contact us regarding your swimming pool injury case, you can call us for a free consultation at 770–424–5125, fill out our online form, or send us an e–mail.