Many people in Florida area frequent public and private pools in order to cool off and relax with friends and family. While the vast majority of visits to the pool will end without incident, any water-based activity carries an inherent risk of serious injury. Modern pools are much more than holes in the ground filled with water, and require complicated pieces of equipment and specific chemical formulations to operate safely. In addition, many pools are equipped with various pool accessories including ladders, diving boards, toys, and slides, among others. When pool equipment is defective or fails, innocent victims can be seriously injured. Fortunately, an experienced Clearwater products liability attorney can help hold the parties responsible for pool accidents liable for their negligence and ensure that victims are fairly compensated for their losses.
Common Clearwater pool accidents
While submersion injuries are often the first type of injury to come a person’s mind when considering common pool injuries, there are a multitude of ways a person can be injured when swimming. For example, wet surfaces significantly increase the risk of slip and fall accidents. Additionally, exposed hardware on pool equipment can easily cause serious lacerations or other soft tissue injuries. At the Dolman Law Group, we handle injuries arising from a variety of pool-related issues, including the following:
- Entrapment accidents
- Claims based on the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act
- Pool Chemicals
- Defective Pool Equipment
The injuries that people can sustain in accidents caused by defective pool equipment and accessories can range from mild to severe, and can include broken bones, concussions, spinal cord injuries, and even brain damage. Sometimes, these injuries can lead to long-term medical complications that may keep victims from working or even living independently for extended periods of time. Consequently, the award or settlement that victims receive after a pool injury may be necessary to ensure their and their families financial future. Retaining an experienced attorney is the most effective way for victims to make sure that they get the compensation to which they are entitled.
Contact a Clearwater products liability lawyer today to schedule a free consultation
Individuals who are injured in accidents caused by defective pool equipment or unsafe conditions may be entitled to substantial compensation. The lawyers of the Dolman Law Group, are dedicated to helping injury victims recover and holding negligent parties liable. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at (727) 451-6900. If you would like to email us, please fill our and submit our online contact form available here.