Atlanta Swimming Pool Injury Attorneys
Nothing beats swimming on a hot day. You get some vigorous exercise, along with the chance to cool down. Community and private swimming pools are great places to relax with family and friends, but they can also be dangerous under the right circumstances. From water borne illness, to broken bones, to drowning, the truth is pools can be dangerous. Even more alarming, many swimming pool accidents are the result of negligence.
We at Grant Law Office know all too well just what can go wrong at the swimming pool. There is nothing worse than what was supposed to be a fine day with the family turning into a tragedy. If your swimming pool accident was caused by negligence, reach out to our Atlanta premises liability attorneys by calling (404) 995-3955 to find out how we can help you.
The swimming pool holds a special place in many people’s memories, as many of us spent our childhood summers poolside. However, that nostalgia shouldn’t cloud you to the reality that pools can actually be very dangerous. Children and adults alike can sustain a variety of injuries at swimming pools. Common examples include:
- Slip and fall accidents that can lead to bone fractures, head injuries, or back and spinal cord injuries
- Fatal drowning accidents
- Near drowning, which can cause brain damage due to oxygen deprivation
- Head injuries or spinal cord damage from diving in shallow water
- Toxic pool chemical exposure
- Illnesses caused by contaminated pool water
- Disembowelment and other drain entrapment injuries caused by suction
You may be wondering how such catastrophic injuries can happen at an innocent swimming pool. Unfortunately, many swimming pool accidents occur simply because the person responsible for your safety couldn’t be bothered to do their job.
Owners and managers of public and private swimming pools have a legal duty to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of anyone they allow in their pools. They also have a responsibility to take steps to safeguard against unauthorized use of their pools. If they fail to do so, they may be liable for injuries sustained by visitors. Swimming pool owner negligence may involve:
- Lack of adequately trained lifeguards
- Negligent maintenance of pool drains, ladders, diving boards, railings, decks, fences, or other equipment
- Failure to properly treat the water
- Lack of proper lighting
- Failure to install proper signage (including notice of no lifeguard on duty)
- Overcrowding of the pool and pool area
- Improper use of chemicals
- Inadequate child supervision
Following a severe injury at a swimming pool, you may be at a loss on what to do, especially if the pool was privately owned. Thankfully, you can file a claim whether the pool was public or even private. Filing a claim and seeking compensation may be your best option for financial, physical, and emotional recovery.
If you have been injured because of swimming pool owner negligence, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for your losses. The damages you may be entitled to claim may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and rehabilitation costs. You can also recover damages for emotional distress, pain and suffering, and lowered quality of life. You should always remember that filing an Atlanta personal injury claim isn’t just about being able to pay your medical bills, it is also about securing your financial future, so that you can take the time you need to recover.
If you have lost a loved one to drowning or another fatal swimming pool accident, you may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim. Depending on the circumstances, as a surviving family member, you may be able to recover medical costs for the last injury or illness of the deceased, funeral expenses, and damages for loss of companionship and other losses resulting from your loved one’s death.
Our firm was founded in 2000, but Wayne Grant has been practicing law since 1979, and Kimberly Grant has been practicing law since 1993. Both Wayne and Kimberly have many accolades attached to their names, but the most important thing our firm can offer is compassion. We truly care about the clients we take on and do everything in our power to get them the compensation they deserve.
If you or your child has been seriously injured in a swimming pool accident, you may have a valid claim for compensation. Call Grant Law Office at (404) 995-3955. We can advise you of your options under the law.
- Georgia’s Swimming Pool Laws and Accident Liability
- The Dangers of Chemical Exposure at a Pool
- Pool Safely
- Healthy Swimming/Recreational Water - CDC
Contact us today for a free and comprehensive case evaluation.
We require no legal retainer or upfront fees,
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Phone: (404) 995-3955
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