Pool Accident Lawyer Philadelphia
Pool Accidents, drownings, and injuries are a common occurrence when pools are involved. Like any other premises case, your status on the property will define the duty of care owed to you, your friends, and your family. While the injuries may be devastating, determining your status on the property is critical.
Invitee at a public pool or pay for pool entry
Families often belong to swim clubs or pay to use a public pool. These pools and the people that run them owe you and your family the highest duty of care to make sure that the pool and surrounding pool walkways, chairs, or other equipment are safe for their intended uses. The CDC and other agencies estimate that children under five (5) account for 77% of all drownings at pools. Other injuries that do not result in death but are devastating to individuals, children, and families are brain injuries from hitting your head either on the pool surface or from slippery walkways. Other injuries include spine injuries like quadriplegia or paraplegia and severely broken bones.
Here are some of the reasons for pool accidents:
- Failing to supervise the pool guests (especially children)
- Poor lifeguard services
- Lack of good swimming ability
- Surface hazards
- Failure to qualify divers off diving boards
- Sliding board accidents
Private pools are also a liability issue for homeowners:
Even if you own a pool and place signs that no trespassers are allowed, the fact that a pool is an attractive nuisance can lead to liability. Failure to put guards or fences to keep kids or even adults out can lead to liability. Failure to monitor what goes on at your pool will lead to liability. Pools involve dangerous instrumentality in that a person can drown or suffer life altering injuries that home insurance would have to cover. When this is the case, there can be problems involving lack of coverage.
The issues with pool injuries require a motivated lawyer and law firm to handle the case. These cases can be complicated and almost always fact intensive. The Lawyers and staff at Greg Prosmushkin, PC have experience in dealing with devastating injuries and deaths involving pool accidents. If you have a question regarding pool accidents and injuries, please contact the office immediately. Our lawyers are on call 24 hours a day and our consultations are completely free!
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.