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.
There are all kinds of swimming pools that you and your family may visit occasionally – or often – this summer, including:
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.
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:
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).
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.