Swimming Pool Injury

In the summertime, a swimming pool is often looked at as a safe and fun way to beat the heat. While summer often leads to memorable experiences when you are enjoying a day by the poolside or in a pool, there are arious hazards that exist due to the presence of a swimming pool. Regardless of whether you or at home or in a community or public pool, extra care and caution should be exercised to ensure that you and your loved ones are safe. When accidents or incidents related to swimming pools occur, the result is often devastating. Each year, there are thousands injured in pool related incidents. If you or someone you know has been injured in pool related incident, contact the Persons Firm for a consultation that will help you determine your right to relief.

Pool Related Injuries

Thousands of pool related accidents and incidents occur every year. In many cases, these incidents occur as a result of negligence. Common pool related incidents related to negligence include diving board accidents, electrocution, lacerations, and the development of water related illness or infection. Other injuries that may or may not be related to negligence include slip and falls, broken bones, and drowning. Depending on the type of injury sustained, medical treatment of the injury could be extensive. It is important to seek medical treatment after a pool related injury to ensure that your injury is not significant and to prevent further harm from occurring.

Liability After an Injury

Pool related injuries have been known to cause life threatening injuries or fatalities. For this reason, it is obvious that you or your loved one deserves to know what went wrong and why. Determining the reason for a pool related accident is the first step in determining liability. The circumstances leading up to an injury and the cause of an injury will determine whether you have a claim. For example, if you or your loved one is more than 50% responsible for your injury, recovering monetary compensation will be prohibited. Another important factor in determining whether someone else can be held liable for your injury is the location of the accident. A community or public pool may be subject to higher rules and regulations than swimming in a private pool in a neighbor’s home. Our attorneys want to help you determine your rights to relief by looking at the factors that may impact your claim.

Speak with an Experienced Attorney

If you or your loved one have been hurt in a swimming pool related accident but are unsure of whether you have a claim, contact us today. When you meet with The Persons Firm for an initial consultation, you will have a clear understanding of your rights to relief, which will allow you to make an informed decision on how to proceed. The Persons Firm is a personal injury law firm located in Marietta, Georgia. We will be happy to assist you or your loved one in filing a personal injury claim.