Lake Charles Swimming Pool Injury Lawyers
Anyone who owns or operates a swimming pool is responsible for creating a safe environment for guests. This ownership includes private pools as well as water parks, city-owned parks, gyms, hotels, motels, and other public pools. Owners who fail to provide a safe environment by properly maintaining their pool, providing security features, and warning guests of possible hazards may be considered negligent. For example, if a pool owner fails to fix a broken security gate intended to prevent children from entering the pool, they could be considered negligent if a child is hurt, and, unfortunately, most of the victims of swimming pool accidents are children.
Brain injuries, spinal injuries, and drowning are some of the most devastating results of swimming pool accidents and about ten people die from drowning every day in the United States, making it one of the leading causes of accidental death. For children under 15, drowning is the second-leading cause of death. Even when drowning accidents are not fatal, victims may experience permanent brain damage or damage to their senses due to oxygen deprivation or other trauma.
If you or a loved one was hurt or killed in a swimming pool accident due to another party’s negligence, it is possible to pursue legal action with the support of an experienced attorney. If the swimming pool owner or operator failed to provide a safe environment for you or your family member, it may be possible to file a premises liability lawsuit and receive compensation for your losses.
Types of Swimming Pool Accidents
While drowning is one of the most well-known serious accidents that can occur in a swimming pool, many possible injuries can occur. Some leading causes of swimming pool injuries include:
- Defective drains
- Diving board injuries
- Defective gates and fences
- Improper maintenance
- Slippery pool decks
- Insufficient supervision
If you believe your swimming pool injury was caused by the pool owner or operator’s negligence, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as you are able. As terrifying as swimming pool accidents can be, help is available if you choose to investigate the incident and seek legal action.
Consult with a Lake Charles Swimming Pool Injury Lawyer
At N. Craig Richardson, our attorneys acknowledge the seriousness of drowning and other swimming pool incidents and understand you may be experiencing devastating emotional and physical pain. Members of our legal team are prepared to fight tirelessly on your behalf to determine exactly what caused the accident and who can be held liable. We believe irresponsible pool owners should be held accountable for their negligent actions and the harm they may have caused others. To take action and work with a team of experienced lawyers, call our Lake Charles office at (337) 381-5349.