Swimming Pool Accidents
For many people, swimming is a favorite pastime at public pools, hotels, water parks, athletic clubs, lakes and private homes. However, it also can be very dangerous. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning ranks fifth in causes of unintentional injury death in the US.
Because of the risks involved, property owners should adhere to specific guidelines regarding the safety of all swimmers, including gates and fences, pool coverings, surface material, and appropriate supervision.
Types of Accidents and Injuries Involving Swimming Pools
- Drowning & Near-drowning
- Diving accidents
- Drain injuries
- Slip-and-fall accidents due to slick surfaces around the pool
Who can be held liable for these injuries?
Though a majority of swimming pool accidents happen unintentionally, the property owner still has the responsibility to keep the area safe. In the event that you sustain an injury in someone’s unsafe pool or pool area, you should not be expected to cover the various costs related to your injuries.
Whether the accident occurred in a pool that was privately owned, commercially owned, or owned by a government entity, a throughout investigation is important to determine exactly how it happened. Depending on the circumstances of your case, the party liable for your pool accident injuries could be a homeowner, a landlord, a property manager, a business, a government entity or another party. Essentially, liability falls on the parties who were responsible for keeping the pool area safe but failed to do so. Oftentimes, injuries or death relating to a swimming pool accident are covered under a homeowner’s insurance or another insurance policy.
We can help
If you or someone you love has been injured in any kind of swimming pool accident, you may have the right to seek compensation from the responsible party. Denver attorney Brian Pushchak provide skillful representation to victims of any type of swimming injury or accidental death.