Swimming Pool Accidents Attorney Boca Raton, Fl.
Injury and death caused by drowning or swimming pool negligence is often preventable and foreseeable. Inadequate supervision, failing to construct a fence around the pool, not having enough lifeguards on duty, failing to maintain the pool surface and floor, and failure to inspect the property frequently contribute to the occurrence of drowning and swimming pool negligence cases. Swimming pool accidents and diving accidents can cause serious brain injuries or, in many cases, even death by drowning. These cases occur frequently throughout the U.S. and in Florida, where many residents enjoy warm days by a swimming pool.
Property owners are responsible for the safety and well-being of the people who use their pool facilities. Drowning accidents are common for young children and adults with health problems because the pool's owners have neglected their responsibility to ensure safety on the premises. In situations like this, a wrongful death claim may arise if there is sufficient evidence to suggest that the owner or operator of the pool facility was at fault for not ensuring sufficient safety or disregarded the necessary safety measures needed.
Accidents resulting in injury or death in or near a pool may be caused by the lack of life preservers on the premise; a slip, trip or fall hazard; and lack of supervision when a lifeguard was supposed to be "on duty" among other causes. Swimming pool liability cases include injury, coma or death caused by negligent supervision, inadequate lighting, failure to properly maintain and fix broken pools or pumps, failure to warn of known dangers or conditions, failing to investigate complaints of poor conditions on the owner's property, and failing to render aid where the property owner or manager directly caused the accident.
Swimming pool accidents are classified under premises liability claims because they may occur on another person's property, such as at a friend's house, a public pool, a hotel, an apartment complex, or at a gym. Accidents may occur at one's own home as well. Property owners have a legal duty to take action to reasonably ensure their property is safe from hazardous conditions such as, for example, an unfenced swimming pool. Due to statutes of limitations, the time to bring a swimming pool liability claim is limited. It is important to consult with a Boca Raton personal injury lawyer who specializes in swimming pool liability cases immediately to protect your legal rights.