Swimming Pool Accidents
Swimming Pool Accidents
Swimming pools are supposed to be a fun summertime activity. However, if they are improperly managed, they can be extremely dangerous places, especially for young children.
According to the Center for Disease Control, unintentional drowning ranks fifth among causes of accidental injury death in the United States. The CDC also reports that drowning kills ten people every day.
If you lost a loved one because he or she drowned in a swimming pool, you may be feeling angry and confused. Nothing can make up for the loss of a loved one. But when tragedies like these happen, it is important to know your rights so that you can make an informed decision about what to do next.
Premises Liability Law
Property owners have a legal obligation to maintain their properties safely. This includes owners of swimming pools, who are legally required to ensure that the pool and surrounding area are safe for those who use it. This may include ensuring that the area around the pool is safe to walk on, maintaining clean and safe pool water, and restricting access to the pool.
In some states, pool owners are legally required to install fencing or other barriers around the pool. This is designed to keep children from wandering in by mistake and falling into the pool.
An experienced lawyer can help you determine whether your loved one’s death might have been the result of a property owner’s negligence. A lawyer can also help you explore your options if you were the one injured because of someone else’s poor pool management.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
A financial settlement cannot make up for the loss of a loved one. But it can be an important step in holding a negligent property owner accountable. The size of the settlement you receive depends on the extent of your injuries, but it also depends on the skill of your attorney. Our experienced team has a proven record of winning cases for our clients. We will help you understand your options and fight for the justice you deserve.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss swimming pool accidents and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at 1-908-282-3814 or 1-800-586-5817.