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Swimming Pool Accidents & Liability: Everything You Need to Know This Summer

In the heat of summer, visiting a friend’s pool or a swimming area in your local community is one of the best ways to cool off. While usually a source of harmless summer fun, swimming pool accidents can happen. When they do, the owner of the pool can be legally responsible for compensating victims for their injuries.

Types of Swimming Pool Accidents

When most people think of an example of a swimming pool accident, the risk of drowning is usually the first thing that comes to mind. This is the most common, but pools and pool decks that are not safely maintained can present other injury risks to visitors: Wet and slippery surfaces, open cleaning solutions, and the proximity of electrical equipment to the water can all cause injury to swimmers.

Some of the most frequent instances of swimming pool accidents include:

  • Drowning
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Chemical ingestion
  • Electrocution

A swimming pool accident can result in victims sustaining severe injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), broken bones, bruises, lacerations, and nerve damage. Some pool accident injuries can be fatal, and cause immediate or eventual death.

What to Do if You or a Loved One is Injured in a Swimming Pool Accident

Following any accident, the most important thing to do is to get treated for your injuries. Make sure yourself (or the victim, if they are unable to do so themselves) receives proper medical attention as soon as possible.

Once the injury victim is safe, contact Goodman Acker P.C. The owner of the pool where the accident occurred can be held liable for the harm, and be legally required to provide compensation for medical bills and other expenses.

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