Swimming Pool Accidents Injury Lawyer
Swimming pools are a common amenity in backyards around Georgia. It is a wonderful luxury to enjoy a dip in a pool on a hot summer day. Unfortunately, swimming pools are not only inviting, they can be dangerous if safety precautions are not followed. Swimming pool owners can be liable for injury accidents that occur in their pools. If you have lost a child or been injured yourself in a swimming pool accident, you may be able to pursue a premises liability lawsuit. Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC is a swimming pool accident lawyer who can handle your injury claim in Duluth, GA.
Swimming pool owners have a responsibility to ensure their pool is safe. If friends or family are invited to use the pool, it is expected that it has been maintained and is safe to use. Injuries can occur with normal use if a pool is not maintained properly. Some safety issues that can lead to swimming pool injuries or deaths include:
- Broken or unsafe drain covers can cause severe suction injuries
- Broken ladders or safety rails can cause slips and falls
- Poor water sanitation can cause infections and illness
- Slippery tiles or pool decks can cause slip and fall injuries
- Pools without locking gates or fences can be a child drowning hazard
Although the pool owner may be a friend or family member, if you have a serious injury, you should not pay for your medical and other costs out of your own pocket. You can file a claim against the pool owner’s homeowners insurance policy to cover your injuries. If it is a commercial pool, the owner of the business may be liable, and a claim can be made against their business liability insurance.
Attractive Nuisance Pool Injuries
Some swimming pool injuries or drownings occur even though the pool owner did not authorize the use of their pool by the victim. Swimming pools are considered an “attractive nuisance,” which means they are inviting, especially for kids who do not understand the dangers. Pool owners have a responsibility to restrict access to their pool to avoid accidents from curious kids. If a child is injured in a pool without a secure fence or other security precautions, the owner can be liable for injuries or death to the child.
If you or your child has been injured in a swimming pool accident in Georgia, contact us at Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC. We can discuss your legal options in a free consultation at our office in Duluth.