Living in South Florida, the Madalon Law firm knows that we are blessed with the tropical climate that Mother Nature affords us. Having swimming pools in our backyards, and public pools to visit in our communities, gives us and our families a great escape from the heat, at least temporarily. The unfortunate truth regarding swimming pools, and the joy they bring us, is that they can also be extremely dangerous. Major injuries can result from improper maintenance, operation and safety precautions of swimming pools. Some of the serious injuries that may result from swimming pool accidents can be injuries to the spine, neurological damage to the brain, broken bones, and even death by drowning.
Causes of Swimming Pool Injuries may include:
- Unsafe water conditions (chemicals, clarity, etc.)
- Failure to lock or secure safety cages/gates
- Too many people in pool
- Inadequate lifeguard training
- Swimming pool products that may be defective
- Failing to mark levels of water in pool
- Broken glass in, or around pool/deck
It may be extremely difficult for those who have not experienced a swimming pool injury to relate to the traumatic emotion that is attached to such a horrific event. The devastation that comes along with serious injuries from swimming pool accidents occur far too often and almost always correlated with failure to comply with certain regulations and restrictions that are in place. Such catastrophic injuries can change victims’ lives forever. When young children are involved with a swimming pool accident, the emotions that are felt by their parents can be so overwhelming that considering what needs to be done in the aftermath can be the last thing on that parent’s mind.
The swimming pool accident attorneys at Madalon Law are fully aware that these nightmare events can create an immense amount of stress. Dealing with medical costs, rehabilitation and possible lost income as a result, can severely impact a person’s ability to focus on other aspects of a recent pool accident. This is why the injury attorneys at Madalon Law always recommend seeking legal advice following these types of accidents. It is important for you to remember that if you or a family member has fallen victim to a pool accident and was injured as a result, there may be a responsible party to your injuries who is liable for your damages.
If your injury was a result of inadequate operation or maintenance of the pool, a claim for personal injury can be submitted as a premises liability lawsuit. If your injury was a result of an item that is necessary for the pool to function properly, a claim for personal injury can be submitted as a product liability lawsuit.
The swimming pool accident attorneys in at Madalon Law investigate all areas of clients’ personal injury claims. The goal of the legal team is to make sure that every element of a claim is satisfied and can be proven if necessary at trial. Do not let an insurance company intimidate you with an offer for settlement without first consulting with a lawyer to understand the true compensation you deserve. Contact the swimming pool accident attorneys at Madalon Law today and speak to someone for free regarding all of you options. We have offices conveniently located in Fort Lauderdale and Miami.