Swimming Pool Accident Law Firm in Miami, Florida
Swimming pools are everywhere in Florida. When it feels like summer year-round, swimming pools are constantly in use. Backyard pools, water parks, hotel pools, and apartment complex pools are just a few examples of the commonly used swimming pools in Florida. Unfortunately, slip/trip & fall accidents and drowning accidents can happen in pool areas. It is important that owners of swimming pools maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. Mausner Graham Injury Law PLLC is ready to assist with swimming pool accidents.
Swimming pool accidents are very common, and they can result in severe injuries. Fractures, brain injuries, concussions, torn ligaments, and death are just a few examples of injuries that could occur at a swimming pool.
Types of Swimming Pool Dangers
Slip and falls in the pool area are common injuries. Walkways and flooring must meet certain code requirements and contain non-skid material to avoid slips and falls. The materials used to build floors and decks must be properly designed and contain materials designed to avoid fall accidents. These areas must also have lifeguards, warning signs, safety equipment, and other means to notify guests of any hazards.
The improper use of chemicals can cause burn injuries in swimming pools. Property owners and pool maintenance companies may be responsible for the use of improper chemicals or improper levels of certain chemicals.
Methods of Avoiding Swimming Pool Accidents
Fencing – It is important to have proper fencing with locking mechanisms to keep small children out of the pool area.
Swimming lessons – Children require swimming lessons to avoid injuries related to drowning and submersion. Many inexperienced adults may also require swimming lessons. Warning signs should be posted to inform inexperienced swimmers of the dangers associated with swimming. Children without swimming experience at all should not be permitted to enter the pool area.
Who is Liable for Swimming Pool Accidents
Property owners and pool maintenance companies may be liable for accidents that occur at swimming pools. Retaining a lawyer immediately after a swimming pool accident is important to preserve evidence, investigate the accident, and determine who the liable parties are. A few examples of parties who may be liable for a pool accident include private apartment buildings, water parks, hotels, the government and municipalities, lifeguards, pool maintenance companies, and product manufacturers.
In order to establish premises liability, the guest must show the following:
- a legal duty owed by the pool property owner to the guest,
- a breach of that duty by the property owner,
- injury to the guest caused by the owner’s breach of duty, and
Compensation in Swimming Pool Lawsuits
If you or a loved one suffered a swimming pool injury, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
- Past and future pain and suffering caused by illness or treatment of such (both mental and physical)
- Past and future medical expenses that arise from illness and treatment
- Past and future lost wages
- Past and future loss of earning capacity
- Past and future loss of enjoyment of life
- Punitive damages, if applicable.
Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer after a Swimming Pool Injury?
These are not cases that one can handle without the guidance of experienced legal counsel. The litigation can be complex and expensive and may require expert witnesses. To ensure a fair outcome in your case, you’ll need an experienced personal injury law firm like Mausner Graham Injury Law PLLC, which can represent you during the process and ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries, damages, and even the loss of life.
Call MAUSNER GRAHAM INJURY LAW PLLC at 305-344-HURT (4878) for a free consultation. If we don’t recover for you, you don’t pay legal fees.