Cumming Swimming Pool Accident Attorneys
During the summer months, swimming pools provide outdoor fun and recreation. Swimming pools offer your kids the opportunity to burn off some excess energy while everyone soaks up the sun and relaxes by the water. Swimming pool accidents, on the other hand, can be frightening and extremely dangerous accidents that can upend a victim’s life in the blink of an eye. If you or your loved one has been injured in a swimming pool accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, seek the professional legal counsel of an experienced Georgia personal injury attorney at Banks, Stubbs & McFarland today.
Swimming Pool Maintenance
There are all kinds of swimming pools that you and your family may visit occasionally – or often – this summer, including:
- Indoor and outdoor pools at hotels and resorts
- Public swimming pools
- Private swimming pools at country clubs
- Water parks
- Private pools owned by friends or neighbors
There are plenty of opportunities for fun in the pool this summer, and the owners and operators of these pools are responsible for maintaining them safely in an effort to protect all their guests.
The Pool Owner’s Responsibility
When the property owner, hotel, spa, park, or club that runs a pool fails to keep up its end of the safety bargain, dangerous – even deadly – accidents can ensue. The owners’ responsibilities include ensuring all of the following:
- That all drains are running and covered appropriately and don’t present dangerous trapping hazards
- That the pool area is well-maintained and that walkways are even and free from tripping or slip and fall hazards
- That all the pool’s safety rules are clearly posted and enforced
- That all lifeguards are experienced, appropriately trained, responsible, and on task
- That, if no lifeguards are in attendance, guests are made fully aware of this fact
- That the pool is safeguarded from the risk of young children wandering in unattended
- That diving boards or slides are maintained properly
If the party that owns the pool is negligent in any of these duties, they can be found liable for any dangerous accidents that ensue.
Because swimming pools are bodies of water, swimming pool accidents include the very real danger of drowning. However, drowning, is not the only concern. Wet, slippery walkways can lead to serious slip and fall accidents and to broken bones, spinal cord injuries, head injuries, and more. Further, diving accidents, which are quite common, can lead to life-altering traumatic brain injuries and/or serious spinal cord injuries. Additionally, excessive heat generated by spas and hot tubs can be dangerous for children (and more sensitive adults).
Don’t Delay Consulting with an Experienced Forsyth County Swimming Pool Accident Attorney
Swimming pool accidents caused by the negligence of pool owners are often tragic accidents. If you or someone you love has been injured in such an accident, the personal injury attorneys at Banks, Stubbs & McFarland have the experience, commitment, and resources to effectively and efficiently advocate for your claim’s best possible resolution. We serve both Forsyth County and Cumming, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 770-887-1209 for more information today.