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Florida Pool Injuries Can Leave Victims With Serious Medical Complications

Each year, thousands of people are injured in non-fatal injuries that take place in and around residential and public pools. Our famous Floridian climate allows many of the pools in the state to stay open year-round, allowing thousands of residents to enjoy a swim either for recreation or exercise each day. Unfortunately, as with any other water-based activity, swimming in pools exposes participants to an inherent risk of serious injury. When these injuries are caused by the negligence or recklessness of the individual or business entity responsible for maintaining the pool, victims may be able to recover for their injuries through a Florida personal injury claim. In fact, victims may be able to recover even if they were partially at fault under Florida’s comparative fault statute. [1]  Individuals who have been injured in pool accidents may be entitled to significant compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call The Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA today at (727) 451-6900.

What kinds of conditions can cause pool accidents?

Pool injuries can occur in a variety of ways and at any time of the day or night. In addition, pool injuries can occur in small pools, hot tubs, indoor pools, and outdoor pools, whether or not a trained lifeguard is on duty. Some of the more common kinds of hazardous conditions that often result in injury-causing pool accidents include:

  • Cracked pool decks
  • Overly slippery surfaces
  • Damaged pool equipment
  • Faulty floatation devices
  • Unsecured facilities
  • Pool staff negligence
  • Broken diving boards
  • Improper chemical storage
  • Objects left on the pool deck
  • Faulty drain covers

Of course, there are many other potential ways that a pool accident can occur. An experienced lawyer will be able to review the facts of your case and advise you as to whether your accident was the result of someone else’s negligence and whether you will be able to recover. Pool accidents have the potential to cause a wide variety of injuries, some of which may result in lengthy hospitalizations or the inability to work for an extended period of time. In particularly serious cases, victims may even develop long-term medical problems or disabilities that prevent them from living independently. Some of the more common injuries that victims sustain in pool accidents include the following:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Contusions
  • Sprains
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neurological injuries

Among the kinds of losses that may be recoverable in a pool accident case in Florida are medical expenses, lost income, loss of quality of life, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. In many cases, a pool accident victim who is represented by an attorney will be able to obtain a much larger settlement or award than a person who is unrepresented. Victims should be aware that legal claims arising from pool accidents are subject to Florida’s strict statute of limitations [2] so any delay may jeopardize your right to recover for your losses.

Contact a Clearwater personal injury lawyer today to schedule a free consultation

People who are injured in pool accidents may be entitled to recover significant compensation from the person or party responsible for the maintenance of the pool. The skilled personal injury attorneys of the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA are dedicated to helping people injured in preventable accidents recover for their injuries. We work hard to get each client we represent the full value of their claim as quickly and efficiently as possible. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call The Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA today at (727) 451-6900.

Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA
800 North Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL 33756



[1] http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String&URL=0700-0799/0768/Sections/0768.81.html
[2] http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0000-0099/0095/Sections/0095.11.html