Defective Pool Equipment Lawyer

October 29, 2014 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman
There are thousands of private and public pools around the state of Florida. While pools can be an excellent source of exercise and provide a much needed break from the heat, they also expose swimmers and other visitors to a risk of physical injury. As a result, both private and public pools are subject to regulation by the Florida Department of Health. In addition to regulatory requirements, general tort law principles also apply to pool owners and manufacturers of pool equipment, potentially allowing people injured in pool accidents to bring a legal claim against the responsible party or parties. Because of the complicated and industry specific issues that often arise in cases involving defective pool equipment, it is important for victims to discuss their accident with an experienced pool accident attorney prior to deciding whether to file a claim.

What types of Pool Equipment can Cause Injuries?

Modern swimming pools are complicated systems that employ various mechanical and chemical means to maintain their safety. In addition, many pool owners purchase pool accessories designed to maximize their enjoyment of their pool, such as platforms from which to jump or devices that allow them to float with minimal effort. When these devices and accessories fail, the injuries that swimmers sustain can be extremely serious. Some of the more common kinds of faulty pool equipment that can lead to injuries include:
  • Diving boards
  • Pool covers
  • Ladders
  • Slides
  • Flotation devices
  • Pool chemicals
  • Drain covers
  • Pool toys
  • Heaters
  • Sump pumps
The types of injuries people can sustain in pool equipment accidents vary greatly on the type of equipment that caused the injury. For example, electrical equipment that fails while people are in the water could potentially cause an electric shock. On the other hand, exposed hardware on a water slide could easily cause serious lacerations if a person's skin came in contact with the hardware while sliding. Other injuries that often occur as a result of defective pool equipment include:
  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain damage

Contact a Clearwater product liability attorney today to schedule a free consultation

If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by defective pool equipment, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation. The types of losses that you may be able to recover for include medical expenses, lost income, loss of quality of life, and pain and suffering, among others. The Clearwater product liability lawyers of the Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, are dedicated to helping pool accident victims recover. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at (727) 451-6900.


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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