Swimming Pool Accident Lawyers
June 10, 2019
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Owning or visiting a swimming pool can provide hours of family enjoyment, but it is important to remember that pools can also be extremely dangerous. Unfortunately, many people, especially young children, are injured in pool-related accidents every year.At the Mann Law Firm, we understand the nature of these personal injuries. We represent people injured in both residential and public pool settings, including spas, hot tubs, water parks, beaches, and wading pools in Macon, Dublin, Warner Robins, Milledgeville and other Georgia communities. All too often, swimming pool accidents are caused by dangerous conditions such as lack of fencing, failure to provide lifeguards, or failure to monitor individuals in the pool. Swimming pool accidents include diving board mishaps, diving into shallow water, electrocution, water contamination, and overly chemically treated water.
The two most common accidents are drowning and entrapment injuries.Those who suffer losses because of someone else’s actions are entitled to seek financial compensation for their troubles in an attempt to make them whole again. Let the Mann Law Firm assist you.
DrowningPlaces that invite children to play in or near a pool need to have safeguards to protect them from the risk of drowning. Swimming pools are a hazard for toddlers and small children when left uncovered or unsecured. In fact, drowning is one of the most common causes of death for children under the age of 14. More than 6,500 Americans die annually from drowning. Even near-drowning can cause serious long-term mental and physical injury, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), coma, spinal cord injury, and broken bones. Some of the causes of drownings include:
- Untrained, poorly trained, or inattentive life guards
- Overcrowded pools
- Inadequately maintained pools with poor water clarity
- Inadequate lighting
- Broken or defective pool equipment, such as ladders and pumps
- Failure to have clearly identified depth markers
- Failure to follow state safety laws
- Failure to maintain self-latching and closing gates that keep small children from entering the pool area without adult supervision
- Lack of safety and rescue equipment.